THE JAMIE LLOYD COMPANY ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR 2022
- The Olivier Award-winning and critically-acclaimed production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, freely adapted by Martin Crimp, with James McAvoy returns, playing in London, Glasgow and New York
- Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, in a version by Anya Reiss, starring Emilia Clarke returns, opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 29 June – 10 September 2022
- The company continues its commitment to accessible tickets with 12,000 £15 tickets available across the UK dates of Cyrano de Bergerac and The Seagull
- 5,000 free tickets will be available for The Seagull for those with limited access to the arts
- Zawe Ashton, Soutra Gilmour, Mika Onyx Johnson and Nima Taleghani announced as new Associate Artists
- Jade Anouka, Rachel De-lahay, Anya Reiss and Associate Artist Nima Taleghani announced as writers under commission
- The Jamie Lloyd Company: Emerge recommences with a further opportunity for a new Emerge creative
The Jamie Lloyd Company,the hugely successful partnership between the UK’s leading theatre company Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd, today announces the return of the critically-acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, freely adapted by Martin Crimp, with James McAvoy. The production runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London from 3 February – 12 March, before visiting Theatre Royal Glasgow, 18 – 26 March, and completing its run at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 5 April – 22 May 2022.
Returning to the cast alongside James McAvoy (Cyrano de Bergerac) are Michele Austin (Ragueneau), Adam Best (Le Bret), Sam Black (Armand), Nari Blair-Mangat (Valvert), Vaneeka Dadhria (Beatboxer), Adrian Der Gregorian (Montfleury), Tom Edden (De Guiche), Eben Figueiredo (Christian), Carla Harrison-Hodge (Denise), Mika Onyx Johnson (Usher), Nima Taleghani (Ligniere) and Brinsley Terence (Theatre Owner), joined by Jon Furlong (Annoying Person), Tazmyn-May Gebbett (Minder), Joseph Langdon (Jean-Paul), Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo (Marie-Louise) and Evelyn Miller (Roxane).
Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull in a version by Anya Reiss opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 6 July, with previews from 29 June, running until 10 September 2022, having closed during previews in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Returning to the company are Emilia Clarke (Nina), Tom Rhys Harries (Trigorin), Daniel Monks (Konstantin), Indira Varma (Arkadina) and Sophie Wu (Masha), with Katie Buchholz, Tina Harris and Joseph Langdon. Further cast to be announced.
Continuing the company’s commitment to accessibility, 12,000 tickets priced at £15 will be available across the UK productions, with 75% specifically for under 30s, key workers and those receiving government benefits. In addition, The Seagull continues the company’s original commitment, offering 5,000 free tickets for those with limited access to the arts.
Jamie Lloyd said today, “It is incredibly exciting to confirm the return of these productions and, most importantly, the continuation of our access ticket schemes, with 12,000 £15 seats across the productions and 5000 totally free tickets, which will enable people with limited access to the theatre to experience our work — an important commitment as our industry builds back.
“Alongside our brilliant Emerge participants, we’re thrilled to be welcoming more adventurous artists into the company with the announcement of our new Associate Artists and our writers under commission, who will create bold, radical reappraisals of some iconic international plays. Together, they represent the most exciting and innovative talent working in British theatre today.”
The company also announces the appointment of Zawe Ashton, Soutra Gilmour, Mika Onyx Johnson and Nima Taleghani as Associate Artists. They take up their roles from 1 November and are appointed for making an outstanding contribution to the life and reputation of the company’s work.
The associateship gives the artists opportunities to develop their own practice and to embed themselves further into the future of the company’s productions and outreach work.
Zawe Ashton, Associate Artist, said today, “It’s a pleasure to be joining The Jamie Lloyd Company as an Associate Artist alongside Soutra Gilmour, Mika Onyx Johnson and Nima Taleghani. I have collaborated with Jamie as an actor for over a decade and his company are deeply committed to theatrical experiences that are not only of the highest quality, but that continue to challenge the status quo in the industry. As a company, I know we can help to rebuild theatre in the most exacting times in the most holistic way possible.”
Further to this, The Jamie Lloyd Company announces the development of new work, with commissions from writers Jade Anouka, Rachel De-lahay, Anya Reiss and Associate Artist Nima Taleghani. More details to be announced.
In addition, The Jamie Lloyd Company: Emerge, a talent development programme offering a first step into the industry through paid mentorship recommences with the inaugural participants, Rona Berisha Castrioti (Sound Design), Alessandra Davison (Director), Rida Hamidou (Writer), Maeve Roscoe (Writer) and Spiky Saul (Director). Also, the company will welcome a new Emerge creative. This paid industry mentorship is aimed specifically at writer/performers exploring spoken word, rap or hip hop. The creative will be mentored by Cyrano de Bergerac company member and Associate Artist, Taleghani. Application information will be announced in late November.
Tickets for Cyrano de Bergerac in the UK will be available to ATG Theatre Card Members on Monday 1 November at 10am, and those signed up for priority booking at 12pm; general booking opens Wednesday 3 November at 10am; and for BAM will be available to theatre members on 3 November, American Express Card Members on 10 November, with general booking from 15 November.
The Seagull will be on sale to ATG Theatre Card Members on Monday 10 January at 10am, and those signed up for priority booking at 12pm; general booking opens Wednesday 12 January at 10am.
Individuals can sign up for priority booking access for both productions here: thejamielloydcompany.com
There will be further news on the company’s postponed production of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House announced in due course.
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Freely adapted by Martin Crimp
Directed by Jamie Lloyd;Designed by Soutra Gilmour; Lighting Design by Jon Clark
Sound and Composition by Ben and Max Ringham; Fight Movement by Kate Waters
Casting by Stuart Burt CDG; Additional movement by Polly Bennett
Costume Supervision by Anna Josephs; Props Supervision by Lily Molgaard
Associate Direction by Rupert Hands; Assistant Direction by Nari Blair-Mangat
Associate Design by Rachel Wingate
Harold Pinter Theatre: 3 February – 12 March 2022
Theatre Royal Glasgow: 18 – 26 March 2022
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York: 5 April – 22 May 2022
Fierce with a pen and notorious in combat, Cyranoalmost has it all — if only he could win the heart of his true love. There’s just one big problem: he has a nose as huge as his heart. Will a society engulfed by narcissism get the better of De Bergerac — or can his mastery of language set Roxane’s world alight?
Produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Benjamin Lowy Productions, Glass Half Full Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions
Martin Crimp’s theatre credits include When We Have Sufficiently Tortured Each Other, In the Republic of Happiness, Play House, The City, Fewer Emergencies, Cruel and Tender, The Country, Attempts on Her Life, The Treatment, Play with Repeats, Dealing with Clair, Definitely the Bahamas, Four Attempted Acts and Living Remains. His work in the UK has been produced by Orange Tree Theatre, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Stephen Joseph Theatre, RSC, Young Vic and the Royal Court Theatre where he was writer-in-residence in 1997. In New York his work has been seen at the Public Theater and the Classic Stage Company, as well as on Broadway.
Michele Austin plays Ragueneau. Her theatre credits include The Hunt, Medea, The Chain Play (Almeida Theatre), White Teeth (Kiln Theatre), Instructions for Correct Assembly, Breath Boom, Been So Long (Royal Court Theatre), The Seagull (Lyric Hammersmith), Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Theatres), The House That Will Not Stand, The Riots (Tricycle Theatre), I Know How I Feel About Eve, Out in the Open (Hampstead Theatre), To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre), Generations (Young Vic), and Our Country’s Good (Out of Joint/Young Vic). For television, her work includes Meet the Richardsons, The Dumping Ground, Dark Heart, The Coroner, Casual Vacancy, Death in Paradise, Harry & Paul, Secret Life, The Canterbury Tales and Gimme Gimme; and for film, The Children’s Act, What We Did on Our Holidays, Parking Wars, Another Year, The Infidel, Valentine’s Day, All or Nothing and Secrets and Lies.
Adam Best plays Le Bret. His theatre credits include The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Lyric Hammersmith/Chichester Festival Theatre), The Duchess of Malfi (Royal Lyceum Theatre/Citizen’s Theatre), Medicine (Hope Theatre), The Girl on The Train (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Hedda Gabler, The Silver Tassie (National Theatre/UK tour), Lions and Tigers (Shakespeare’s Globe), Twelfth Night, The Plough and The Stars, (National Theatre), His Restless House, Hamlet (Citizen’s Theatre), Flare Path, Our Country’s Good, The Golden Dragon, Journey’s End (UK tour), The Deep Blue Sea (The Watermill Theatre), Long Day’s Journey into Night (Royal Lyceum Theatre), Crime and Punishment, (Citizen’s Theatre/Liverpool Everyman), Public Enemy (Young Vic), The Woman in Black (Fortune Theatre), Northern Star (Finborough Theatre), Pieces of Vincent (Arcola Theatre), Truckstop (Company of Angels) and By the Bog of Cats (Wyndham’s Theatre). His television credits include as series regular Matt Parker in Holby City, Waking the Dead and The Catherine Tate Show; and for film, The Little Stranger, Cup Cake and Blooded.
Sam Black reprises his role as Armand/Priest, having made his professional stage debut in the original production.
Nari Blair-Mangat plays Valvert. His theatre credits include Colour is too Sweet (King’s Head Theatre), A Cord of Three Strands (RADA Festival), People, Places & Things (National Theatre /Wyndham’s Theatre), Macbeth (Manchester International Festival/Park Avenue Armory, NYC), Othello (Leicester Square Theatre), The Duchess of Malfi (The Old Vic) and Piaf (Vaudeville Theatre/Donmar Warehouse). His television credits include Temple; and for film Murder on the Orient Express, Cinderella, Spectre and Terry.
Vaneeka Dadhria reprises her role as Beatboxer, having made her professional stage debut in the original production. Her other theatre credits include Unite – It’s Not as Simple as Black and White and The Lucky Mother Summons Francis Galton (New Vic Theatre).
Adrian Der Gregorian plays Montfleury. His theatre credits include Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre), Sweet Smell of Success (Arcola Theatre), Road Show (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Rocky Horror Show (UK tour), Once in a Lifetime (Young Vic), Mr Burns (Almeida Theatre) and Love and Understanding (Trident Theatre). His television credits include W1A.
Tom Edden plays De Guiche. His credits for the company Pinter Three (Pinter at the Pinter) and Doctor Faustus (Duke of York’s Theatre). Other theatre credits include One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre/Theatre Royal Haymarket/Music Box Theatre – Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor, and was nominated for a Tony and Critic’s Circle Award for his role), Our Town (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Matilda (RSC/Cambridge Theatre), The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Donmar Warehouse), Amadeus (National Theatre), Peter Pan Goes Wrong (Apollo Theatre), Measure for Measure (Young Vic), Les Misérables (Queen’s Theatre) and Oliver! (Sheffield Theatres). His television credits include The Singapore Grip, Upstart Crow, The Scandalous Lady W and Doctor Who; and for film Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, Cinderella and Mr. Turner.
Eben Figueiredo plays Christian. His theatre credits include A Christmas Carol (Bridge Theatre), Young Marx (The Bridge Theatre), Primetime (Royal Court Theatre), Ross, Pit Cairn (Chichester Festival Theatre), Peter Pan (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Around the World in 80 Days (St James Theatre); and for film, Solo: A Star Wars Story and Daphne.
Jon Furlong makes his professional stage debut playing Annoying Person. His television credits include All Creatures Great and Small, Ghosts and The Last Kingdom; and for film, Mrs Lowry and Son and Welcome to No Man’s Land.
Tazmyn-May Gebbett plays Minder. She is appearing in the upcoming Our Last First at Union Theatre.
Carla Harrison-Hodge plays Denise/Medic. Her theatre credits Amadeus (National Theatre), Hillside (Park Theatre), The Fruit Trilogy, Avocado and Pomegranate (Southbank Centre/ West Yorkshire Playhouse), #Caste (Arcola Theatre), Sweatin’ It Out (Theatre Royal Stratford East), The Boyband (The Pleasance) and Can’t Stand Up For Falling Down (The Lantern Theatre). Her television credits include M.O.T.H.E.R Knows Best, Four Weddings and a Funeral, Year of the Rabbit, Cuffs, I Want My Wife Back and Fresh Meat.
Mika Onyx Johnson plays Usher and is an Associate Artist with the company. Theatre credits as an actor include Boxes (Purple Theatre), Chessboard Society (Curve, Leicester), Behind Closed Doors (Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham) and #FaceMe (Contact, Manchester); and as a writer, Pink Lemonade (Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Bush Theatre – also performer), and My White Best Friend and Other Letters Left Unsaid (Part 2) (Bunker Theatre).
Joseph Langdon plays Jean-Paul. Histheatre credits include Equus (Trafalgar Studios), Harper Regan (Tabard Theatre) and Richard II (Thekla).
Luyanda Unati Lewis-Nyawo plays Marie-Louise. Her theatre credits include Macbeth, Generations (Chichester Festival Theatre) and The Convert (Young Vic). Her television credits include Devs and The Dungeon Run.
James McAvoy plays Cyrano de Bergerac. For The Jamie Lloyd Company: Cyrano de Bergerac (Playhouse, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Actor); Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Actor); The Ruling Class (Trafalgar Studios, London Evening Standard Award for Best Actor, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Actor, nominated for WhatsOnStage Award for Best Actor). Theatre credits include: Three Days of Rain (Apollo, nominated for Olivier Award for Best Actor); Breathing Corpses (Royal Court); Privates on Parade (Donmar); Lovers (Edinburgh Lyceum); Out in the Open (Hampstead Theatre); The Reel of The Hanged Man (Tron Glasgow). Film credits include: My Son; Together; The Last King of Scotland (European Film Academy Award for Best Actor, nominated for Best Actor Awards from BAFTA, BIFA and London Film Critics Circle); Glass; Filth (BIFA Award for Best Actor); Atonement (London Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor, UK Regional Critics Award for Best Actor, the Virtuoso Award from the Santa Barbara Film Festival, nominated for Best Actor Awards from Golden Globe and BAFTA); Split; X-Men: Dark Phoenix; IT: Chapter Two; Inside I’m Dancing (nominated for London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Actor); The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (nominated for the London Film Critics Circle Award for Best British Actor in a Supporting Role); X-Men: First Class; Becoming Jane; Penelope; Wanted; The Conspirator; Gnomeo And Juliet; Arthur Christmas; Welcome To The Punch; Trance; The Disappearance Of Eleanor Rigby; X-Men: Days Of Future Past; Victor Frankenstein; X-Men: Apocalypse; Atomic Blonde; Submergence; Sherlock Gnomes. Television credits include: His Dark Materials; White Teeth; State of Play; Regeneration; Band of Brothers; Shameless (British Comedy Award for Best Comedy Newcomer); Watership Down.
Evelyn Miller plays Roxane. Her theatre credits include The Taming of the Shrew, Deep Night, Dark Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors, Pericles (Shakespeare’s Globe), Jane Eyre (National Theatre/UK tour), Richard III (international tour), Richard II, Henry V, The Famous Victories of Henry V, Henry IV Parts I and II (RSC), Swallows and Amazons (Bristol Old Vic), Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree Theatre), Peer Gynt (Barbican) and The Little Prince (Royal Opera House).
Nima Taleghani plays Ligniere. He is also an Associate Artist, and a writer under commission with the company. His theatre credits include Macbeth (Royal Exchange Theatre), Armadillo (Yard Theatre), The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet (RSC), Laika (Unicorn Theatre), Summit (UK tour), Blasted (Styx), The Plough and the Stars (US and Irish tour) and Mercury Fur (Hull Truck Theatre). His television credits include Danny Boy and Hatton Garden; and for film 90 Minutes and Dublin Oldschool. He is the London Ambassador for the National Student Drama Festival, Ambassador for Big Creative Academy and has been an artist mentor in partnership with the National Theatre, BBC, Barbican Centre, Slung Low, Royal Shakespeare Company, American Repertory Theatre, Arts Against Racism, Camden Youth Theatre, DaDa Fest, Company3, Missing Link and more. He is also a tutor at Drama Studio London.
Brinsley Terence plays Theatre Owner. His theatre credits include Downstate (National Theatre). For television, his credits include Tyrant and Murders, Mysteries and Scandals; and for film, ISIS: Conspiracy of Terror and The Down Staircase.
A version by Anya Reiss
Harold Pinter Theatre: 29 June – 10 September 2022
Directed by Jamie Lloyd; Designed by Soutra Gilmour; Lighting Design by Jackie Shemesh
Sound and Composition by George Dennis; Casting by Stuart Burt CDG
Costume Supervision by Anna Josephs; Props Supervision by Fahmida Bakht
Associate Direction by Jonathan Glew; Associate Design by Rachel Wingate
‘We need the theatre, couldn’t, couldn’t do without it. Could we?’
A young woman is desperate for fame and a way out. A young man is pining after the woman of his dreams. A successful writer longs for a sense of achievement. An actress wants to fight the changing of the times. In an isolated home in the countryside where dreams are in tatters, hopes dashed, hearts broken and there is nowhere left to turn, the only option is to turn on each other.
Produced by Ambassador Theatre Group Productions, Benjamin Lowy Productions, Glass Half Full Productions and Gavin Kalin Productions
Anya Reiss’ playwriting credits include Oliver Twist (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Uncle Vanya (St James’ Theatre), Spring Awakening (UK tour), Three Sisters (Southwark Playhouse), and The Acid Test and Spur of the Moment (Royal Court Theatre); and as screenwriter her credits include Ackley Bridge and EastEnders.
Emilia Clarke plays Nina. Theatre credits include Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Cort). Film credits include Last Christmas; Solo: A Star Wars Story; Me Before You; Terminator: Genisys; Dom Hemingway; Spike Island. Television credits include Game of Thrones (nominated for 2013, 2015 and 2016 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, nominated for 2019 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series).
Tom Rhys Harries plays Trigorin. His theatre credits include Tumulus (VAULT Festival), The Pitchfork Disney (Shoreditch Town Hall), Dedication (Nuffield Southampton Theatres), Creditors (Young Vic), Four Play (The Old Vic), Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), The History Boys (Sheffield Theatres) and Torch Song Trilogy (Menier Chocolate Factory). His television credits include White Lines, Britannia, 15 Days, Merched Parchus, Unforgotten, Chewing Gum, Hinterland, Jekyll and Hyde, Under Milk Wood, If I Don’t Come Home: Letters from D-Day, Parade’s End; and for film, The Gentlemen, Slaughterhouse Rulez, Dragonheart: Battle for the Heartfire, Crow, Hot Property, Iron Clad: Battle for Blood and Hunky Dory.
Daniel Monks plays Konstantin. His theatre credits include The Normal Heart (National Theatre), Teenage Dick (Donmar Warehouse – Winner of Best Performer in a Play at The Stage Debut Awards 2020), Lord of the Flies (Sydney Theatre Company) and The Real and Imagined History of The Elephant Man (Malthouse Theatre, Sydney – for which he was nominated for a Helpmann Award and Green Room Award for Best Lead Actor in a Play). For film, he wrote, produced, edited and starred in Pulse – which won the Busan Bank Award at the Busan International Film Festival 2017 and for which he was nominated for the Australian Academy Award (AACTA) for Best Lead Actor in a Film. He is an Ambassador for the Starlight Children’s Foundation, and in 2018, he was named the Ambassador for People with Disabilities Australia at the 40th Sydney Mardi Gras Parade.
Indira Varma plays Arkadina. Her theatre credits for the company include The Hothouse (Trafalgar Studios). Other theatre credits include Faith Healer, Present Laughter – Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a play (The Old Vic), The Treatment, Five Gold Rings (Almeida Theatre), Exit the King, Man and Superman, Ivanov, Remembrance of Things Past, Othello (National Theatre), Tiger County (Hampstead Theatre), Titus Andronicus (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Dance of Death (Donmar Trafalgar), Twelfth Night (Donmar Warehouse/Wyndham’s Theatre), The Vortex, Privates on Parade (Donmar Warehouse), Ingredient X, The Vertical Hour, The Country (Royal Court Theatre), Hysteria (Theatre Royal Bath), The Skin of Our Teeth (Young Vic), Celebration (Almeida Theatre/Lincoln Centre/Harold Pinter Theatre). Her television credits include as series regular Ellaria Sand in Game of Thrones and as Zoe Luther in Luther. Her other television work includes This Way Up, For Life, Carnival Row, Patrick Melrose, Paranoid, What Remains, Silk, Remains, Rome and Indian Summer; and for film, Crisis, The One & Only Ivan, Official Secrets, Close, Exodus: Gods and Kings and Una.
Sophie Wu plays Masha. Her theatre credits include Vassa (Almeida Theatre), Sketching (Wilton’s Music Hall), Shopping and F**king (Hammersmith Apollo), The Callous Corruption of Wesley McBunion (Paines Plough), Punk Rock (Royal Exchange Theatre/Lyric Hammersmith), The Wood Orchid (Bush Theatre,) and The Table (National Theatre). Her television credits include The Break, New Blood, Horrible Histories, Babylon, The Midnight Beast, Fresh Meat, Black Mirror, The Fades; and for film, Wild Child, Tormented, Kick-Ass, Kick-Ass 2 and Tonight You’re Mine. Her theatre credits as a writer include Ramona Tells Jim (Bush Theatre) and Sophie Wu Is Minging and Looks Like She’s Dead (Edinburgh Festival Fringe/Soho Theatre).
Jamie Lloyd directs. His credits for the company include Betrayal (Pinter at the Pinter, Harold Pinter Theatre/ Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre – nominated for four 2021 Tony Awards including Best Direction of a Play and Best Revival of a Play), Pinter One, Two, Three, Six and Seven (Pinter at the Pinter, Harold Pinter Theatre), The Maids, The Homecoming, The Ruling Class, Richard III, The Pride, The Hothouse, Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios).
Zawe Ashton is an actor and writer. Her theatre credits for the company include Betrayal (Harold Pinter Theatre/Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre). Her other theatre credits as an actor include The Maids (Trafalgar Studios), Splendour (Donmar Warehouse), Gone too Far!, Rhinoceros, The Arsonists (Royal Court Theatre), and Othello and The Frontline (Shakespeare’s Globe); and as a playwright her credits include for all the women who thought they were Mad, Harm’s Way, Skunk and She from the Sea. Her television credits include The Handmaid’s Tale, Wanderlust, Guerrilla, Fresh Meat and Not Safe for Work; and for film, Velvet Buzzsaw, Greta, Nocturnal Animals, Dreams of a Life and St Trinian’s: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold. Ashton’s debut novel, Character Breakdown, was published this year.
Soutra Gilmour is a designer and long-term collaborator of Jamie Lloyd. Her theatre credits include Antigone, Moon on a Rainbow Shawl, Double Feature In The Paint Frame, Shadow of A Boy (National Theatre), Duchess of Malfi (The Old Vic), Reasons to be Pretty (Almeida Theatre), Inadmissible Evidence, Polar Bears (Donmar Warehouse), Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Sheffield Theatre/Northern Stage), In a Forest Dark and Deep (Vaudeville Theatre), The Little Dog Laughed (Garrick Theatre), Three Days of Rain (Apollo Theatre), The Pride (Royal Court Theatre), The Tragedy of Thomas Hobbes (Wilton’s Music Hall), Piaf (Donmar Warehouse/Vaudeville Theatre/Teatro Liceo, Buenos Aires), The Lover and The Collection (Comedy Theatre), Our Friends in the North, Ruby Moon, Son of Man (Northern Stage), Last Easter (Bimingham Rep), Angels in America (Headlong/Lyric Hammersmith), Bad Jazz, Brief History of Helen of Troy (ATC), The Birthday Party (Sheffield Theatres), The Caretaker (Sheffield Theatres/Tricycle Theatre), Petrol Jesus Nightmare # 5 (Traverse Theatre/Kosovo), Lovers and War (Strindbergs Intima Theater, Stockholm), Hair, Witness (The Gate), Baby Doll, Thérèse Raquin (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow), Ghost City (59e59,New York), When the World Was Green (Young Vic), Modern Dance for Beginners (Soho Theatre) and Through the Leaves (Duchess Theatre/Southwark Playhouse). Her opera credits include Down by the Greenwood Side/Into The little Hill (Royal Opera House) Anna Bolena, Don Giovanni, Mary Stuart (English Touring Opera), The Shops (Bregenz Festival), The Birds, Trouble In Tahiti (The Opera Group), El Cimmarron (Queen Elizabeth Hall), Saul, Hansel and Gretel (Opera North), A Better Place (English National Opera) and Girl of Sand (Almeida Opera).
Mika Onyx Johnson – please find biography above.
Nima Taleghani – please find biography above.
Jade Anouka writing credits include the short film Her & Her for BBC. She is a Screen International Star of Tomorrow (2017), recipient of The Stage Award for Acting Excellence and Ian Charleson Award Commendations. Recent theatre credits include The Phlebotomist (Hampstead Theatre), Queen Margaret (Royal Exchange Theatre), The Greatest Wealth, Cover My Tracks (The Old Vic), Moon On A Rainbow Shawl (National Theatre), Omeros, Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet (Globe Theatre) and the Donmar Warehouse all-female Shakespeare Trilogy, playing the roles of Ariel in The Tempest, Mark Antony in Julius Caesar and Hotspur in Henry IV, all directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Television credits include His Dark Materials, The Drowning, Small Axe, Cleaning Up, Trauma (ITV), and Turn Up Charlie (Netflix). For film, her credits include Ear for Eye, Zebra Girl, Last Christmas and Fisherman’s Friends. As a poet she has performed regularly around London including featured spots at The Southbank Centre, Richmix and The Roundhouse, and has had poems commissioned by Audible UK and Stylist Magazine. She also did a Ted Talk on the subject of Being Black, being a Woman, being ‘Other’.
Rachel De-lahay‘stheatre credits includeherdebut The Westbridge (Royal Court Theatre – winner of the Writers Guild Award for Best Play and Alfred Fagon Award), Routes (Royal Court Theatre – winner of the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards), Circles (Birmingham Rep/Tricycle Theatre) and My White Best Friend, which saw her collaborate with and commission a number of established and emerging voices in theatre under the Bunker Theatre and the Royal Court Theatre. Her television credits include Kiri and The Eddy, as well as a writer on episodes of The Feed and Noughts and Crosses.
Anya Reiss – please find biography above.
Nima Taleghani – please find biography above.
THE JAMIE LLOYD COMPANY
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Harold Pinter Theatre
3 February – 12 March 2022
Theatre Royal Glasgow
18 – 26 March 2022
Brooklyn Academy of Music, New York
5 April – 22 May 2022
Opening night: Thursday 14 April
Harold Pinter Theatre
29 June – 10 September 2022