Casting Announced for David Cromer's Production of Our Town at London's Almeida Theatre

By Mark Shenton
26 Aug 2014

Full casting has been announced for the London edition of David Cromer’s production of Thornton Wilder’s Our Town that will begin performances Oct. 10 at the Almeida Theatre prior to an official opening Oct. 17, for a run through Nov. 29.

Cromer, whose production of the play ran for over a year at Off-Broadway’s Barrow Street Theatre, will lead the cast himself as Stage Manager, joined by Michael Ajao, Paul Bigley, Arthur Byrne, Sidney Cole, Kate Dickie, Laura Elsworthy, Anna Francolini, Matthew Jacobs-Morgan, Daniel Kendrick, Simon Lennon, Jessica Lester, Richard Lumsden, Annette McLaughlin, Christopher Staines, Rhashan Stone and David Walmsley.

Performed on a bare stage with minimal props, two people fall in love, marry and live out their lives as a small American town becomes an allegory for everyday life.

The production is designed by Stephen Dobay, with costumes by Alison Siple, music by Jonathan Mastro and lighting by Heather Gilbert.

Cromer’s recent productions include Women or Nothing at the Atlantic, Nikolai and the Others at Lincoln Center, Really Really at MCC in New York, Sweet Bird of Youth at Chicago’s Goodman Theater, Tribes at Barrow Street in New York, House of Blue Leaves and Brighton Beach Memoirs (both Broadway). As an actor, he recently appeared with Denzel Washington on Broadway in A Raisin in the Sun.



To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7359 4404 or visit almeida.co.uk/event/ourtown for more details.