Fit and Proper People casting

5 September 2011

Fit and Proper People: Cast Announcement

Friday 7 October – Saturday 5 November, 2011
Press Night: Wednesday 12 October 2011, 7.30pm

Written by Georgia Fitch
Directed by Steve Marmion
Designed by Tom Piper / Lighting design by Ben Ormerod / Sound design by Gregory Clarke
Video design by Douglas O'Connell / Choreography by Spencer Soloman

A Soho Theatre production in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company

Artistic Director Steve Marmion today announces the cast and full creative team for his forthcoming production at Soho Theatre Fit and Proper People a new play by Georgia Fitch presented in association with the Royal Shakespeare Company; opening for previews on 7 October 2011.

Set in the world of championship football; Fit and Proper People takes a hard look at our beautiful game. Transforming the theatre into a football stadium with real turf, floodlights and constant media coverage, Georgia Fitch exposes the backstage dealings that manufacture our national heroes and addresses the very topical question of who is running our social and cultural institutions.

Fit and Proper People stars Zahra Ahmadi most well known for playing Shabnam Masood in BBC's Eastenders, other credits include the 2010 film Tamara Drewe and Sisters (Sheffield Crucible); Mark Anthony Brighton best known for his TV roles in Holby City, Silent Witness and The Bill; Kerron Darby theatre credits include The Knowledge and Little Platoons (both Bush Theatre); Russell Floyd credits include Sir Courtly Nice (Royal Shakespeare Company), Going To A Party (National Theatre) and as a regular on ITV's The Bill and BBC's Eastenders; Steven Hartley recent TV credits include ITV's Vera and BBC's Merlin, theatre credits include Bill Sikes in Oliver (Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre); Katy Stephens as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company Ensemble 2009 - 2011credits include As You Like It, The Grain Store, King Lear, Antony and Cleopatra and the RSC New Work Season at Hampstead Theatre, 2011 and David Yip theatre credits include Turandot (Hampstead Theatre) and King Lear (Yellow Earth/Royal Shakespeare Company).

Georgia Fitch is joint Writer in Residence at the Bush Theatre. Fitch's other plays include: Dirty Dirty Princess (National Theatre, Connections); I like Mine with a Kiss (Bush Theatre); Adrenalin...Heart (Bush Theatre and Tokyo International Theatre Festival) and Arrivals (Old Red Lion). Steve Marmion's first season as Artistic Director of Soho Theatre began in May 2011; his credits at Soho Theatre include Anthony Neilson's Realism, Ed Harris' Mongrel Island and Anthony Neilson's much acclaimed Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness. Tom Piper is the Royal Shakespeare Company Associate Designer, for the RSC he has designed over thirty productions including the History Cycle and Macbeth, which reopened the new RST in Stratford.

Ben Ormerod has worked as lighting designer for Edward Hall's Propeller Company on their UK and International tours, other theatre include The Heresy of Love (Royal Shakespeare Company) and Loyalty (Hampstead Theatre). Recent credits for sound designer Gregory Clarke include The Heart of Robin Hood (Royal Shakespeare Company), the UK tour of Headlong's Earthquakes in London, for Soho Theatre and Buckle for Dust Hundreds & Thousands and Equus for which he won a Tony Award. Recent video design for theatre by Douglas O'Connell includes RSC and Filter's Silence (Hampstead Theatre) and Dance Marathon (Traverse Theatre). Spencer Soloman has worked extensively as a choreographer on Broadway and in the West End, most recently as Daniel Radcliffe's dance tutor for Broadway's How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying.

For futher information please contact
Amy Belson: amybelson@sohotheatre.com / 020 7478 0142 / 078 4348 3146

Listings information

Fit and Proper People
Written by Georgia Fitch
Directed by Steve Marmion

Soho Theatre
Dates Friday 7 October – Saturday 5 November
Times Evenings 7.30pm / Matinees 3pm
Tickets £8 - £20
Bookings 020 7478 0100 / http://www.sohotheatre.com/

Soho Theatre aims to bring the most entertaining, brave and theatrical new work to audiences across a programme spanning comedy, cabaret and theatre; with three spaces, a late night bar, innovative education projects and world famous writers centre Soho Theatre is one of the most vibrant venues on London's cultural scene.

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