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Casting announced for Hampstead Theatre's Cell Mates

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for Simon Gray’s deftly funny play Cell Mates, which runs at Hampstead Theatre from December 7, 2017 (previews from November 30) to January 20, 2018.

The line up includes Geoffrey Streatfeild, who returns to Hampstead Theatre to star as George Blake opposite Emmet Byrne, who makes his London stage debut as Sean Bourke. They will be joined by Philip Bird, Cara Horgan and Danny Lee Wynter.

Geoffrey Streatfeild’s theatre credits include Wild Honey (Hampstead Theatre), Young Chekhov: Ivanov and The Seagull, The Beaux Stratagem, Children of the Sun, Earthquakes in London, The Pains of Youth, The History Boys and Bacchae (National Theatre), My Night with Reg (Donmar Warehouse/West End), Macbeth, Copenhagen (Crucible Theatre), Henry V, Henry IV: Part 1, Henry IV: Part 2, Henry VI: Part 1, 2 and 3, Richard III (RSC), The Merchant of Venice, Nathan the Wise (Chichester Festival Theatre), and Journey’s End (Comedy Theatre).

His screen work includes The Miniaturist, Prime Suspect 1973, The Hollow Crown, New Worlds, Endeavour, The Thick of It, Spooks, Above Suspicion, Ashes to Ashes, Hunter, Elizabeth, The Other Boleyn Girl and Love in a Cold Climate (TV); Kursk, Making Noise Quietly, The Lady in the Van, Girls Night Out,
Spooks: The Greater Good, Rush, Private Peaceful, City Slacker, Kinky Boots, Angel
and Match Point (film).

Emmet Byrne’s recent theatre credits include Angela’s Ashes (Irish Tour), Breaking Dad, Big Maggie (Gaity Theatre), Enjoy! (Rough Magic), and By The Bog of Cats (Abbey Theatre). His film and television credits include Striking Out I/II, Twice Shy, Red Rock, Adam, Burning
and Gravediggers.

Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, Cell Mates is an absorbing drama that explores how personal freedom is an illusion and even friendship must have carefully circumscribed limits in a world where deception is a reflex response.

Cell Mates is designed by Michael Pavelka and composed by Simon Slater, with lighting by Rick Fisher and sound by John Leonard.

Read more about Cell Mates.