Cast Complete for European Premiere of Red Speedo, Starring Finn Cole | Playbill

London News Cast Complete for European Premiere of Red Speedo, Starring Finn Cole

Matthew Dunster will direct the Lucas Hnath play at the Orange Tree Theatre in the U.K.

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Casting is now complete for the European premiere of Lucas Hnath’s Red Speedo at the Orange Tree Theatre in Richmond.

Directed by Matthew Dunster (Shirley Valentine, 2:22 A Ghost Story, Hangmen), performances will begin July 13 prior to an official opening July 18. The co-production with David Adkin is currently scheduled to run through August 10. 

As previously reported, Finn Cole, best known for his roles in Peaky Blinders and Animal Kingdom, will make his professional stage debut in the production. He will be joined by the newly announced Fraser James (The Seagull, Endeavour) as Coach, Parker Lapaine (upcoming season of House of the Dragon) as Lydia, and Ciarán Owens (Peaky Blinders, The Last Kingdom) as Peter.

Red Speedo follows swimmer Ray, who is within touching distance of international glory and a life-changing sponsorship deal. But everything changes when performance-enhancing drugs are discovered in the club’s refrigerator.

The production will also have designs by Anna Fleischle, associate design and costume design by Cat Fuller, lighting design by Sally Ferguson, sound design by Holly Khan, casting by Matilda James, fight direction by Claire Llewellyn for RC Annie, and accent coaching by Aundrea Fudge.

Hnath is also the author of A Doll's House, Part 2; The Christians; A Public Reading of an Unproduced Screenplay About the Death of Walt Disney; nightnight; Isaac’s Eye; and Death Tax.

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