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Full casting announced for Berberian Sound Studio at the Donmar Warehouse

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for Berberian Sound Studio. Conceived for the stage by Joel Horwood and Tom Scutt, it runs at the Donmar Warehouse from Friday, February 8 to Saturday, March 30, 2019.

The line up includes Tom Brooke (as Gilderoy), Enzo Cilenti (Francesco), Tom Espiner (Massimo), Eugenia Caruso (Elena/Maria), Sidney Kean (Lorenzo), Loré Lixenberg (Ms. Lixenberg), Luke Pasqualino (Santini), Lara Rossi (Silvia), Beatrice Scirocchi (Carla) and Hemi Yeroham (Massimo).

Italy, 1976. Gilderoy is a long way from home.

His work as a sound designer for Dorking-based nature documentaries has not gone unnoticed. He has swapped the foley table of his garden shed for the glamour of the Berberian Sound Studio. Here, at the height of giallo horror, cabbages become corpses, your own voice can be over-dubbed and silence speaks louder than screams.

Peter Strickland’s acclaimed horror film is adapted for the stage by Joel Horwood and Director Tom Scutt in this darkly comedic, sonic experience.

Tom Brooke (Gilderoy) makes his Donmar Warehouse debut in Berberian Sound Studio. His theatre credits include King Lear, The Kitchen (National Theatre), The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas, Jerusalem, Wild East (Royal Court), I am the Wind, Some Voices (Young Vic), The Caretaker (Liverpool Everyman), Dying for It (Almeida Theatre), After the End (Bush Theatre), Osama the Hero (Hampstead Theatre) and The Long, the Short and the Tall for which he won a TMA Award (Sheffield).

His television credits include Bodyguard, Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams, Dark Heart, Sherlock, Preacher, The Dresser, Knifeman, Playhouse Presents: Mr Understood, Game of Thrones, Restless, The Hollow Crown: Henry V, Room at the Top, Pulling, Thieves Like Us and Murder Prevention. He has also appeared in the films Ilkley, The Death of Stalin, How to Talk to Girls at Parties, Iona, The Veteran, The Boat That Rocked and Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason.

Joel Horwood is a playwright, director and dramaturg, and a Creative Associate at the Lyric Hammersmith. His work includes The Little Matchgirl And Other Happier Tales (Shakespeare’s Globe/Bristol Old Vic), Wolves Are Coming For You (Pentabus), A Series Of Increasingly Impossible Acts (Lyric Hammersmith), I Want My Hat Back (National Theatre), This Changes Everything (Tonic), I Heart Peterborough (Eastern Angles) and I Caught Crabs In Walberswick (Eastern Angles at the Pleasance/UK Tour/Bush).

Tom Scutt makes his directorial debut at the Donmar Warehouse with Beberian Sound Studio. Scutt is a Donmar Artistic Associate and as Designer his previous productions include Belleville, The Lady from the Sea, Les Liaisons Dangereuses (also Booth, New York), Elegy and The Weir (also Wyndham’s). He is also the curator of Donmar on Design, a week-long festival which was first conceived in 2017, with the second edition taking place earlier this year.

His theatre credits include Summer and Smoke (also Duke of York’s), King Charles III (also Wyndham’s/Music Box, New York), Mr Burns – a Post Electric Play, The Merchant of Venice, Through the Glass Darkly and King Lear (Almeida), Julie, The Deep Blue Sea, Medea and 13 (National Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors and Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Constellations (also Duke of York’s/Samuel J Friedman, New York), Dijinns of Eidgah, Hope, The Ritual Slaughter of Gorge Mastromas and Remembrance Day (Royal Court), and The Life of Galileo and Romeo and Juliet (RSC).

Directed by Tom Scutt and designed by Anna Yates and Tom Scutt, Berberian Sound Studio has lighting design by Lee Curran, sound design and musical composition by Ben and Max Ringham, movement direction by Sasha Milavic Davies and Foley design by Tom Espiner. Casting Director is Amy Ball CDG.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 020 3282 3808 (no booking fees, £1 postage fee may apply) or visit www.donmarwarehouse.com/.

The UK premiere of Lynette Linton’s production of Sweat continues at the Donmar Warehouse until January 26, 2019.