See Who's Starring in London Tide, Based on a Charles Dickens Novel, at the National | Playbill

London News See Who's Starring in London Tide, Based on a Charles Dickens Novel, at the National

The London world premiere features an adaptation by Ben Power, who wrote original songs with PJ Harvey.

Ami Tredrea and Bella Maclean Spencer Murphy

Casting is complete for the National Theatre's world premiere of London Tide, based on Charles Dickens’ final completed novel, Our Mutual Friend.

Directed by Ian Rickson (Translations), adapted by Ben Power (The Lehman Trilogy), and with original songs by singer-songwriter PJ Harvey and Power, the romantic thriller will play the Lyttelton April 10-June 22. Opening night in London is set for April 17.

Leading the cast of the hymn to London and the river that runs through it will be the previously reported Brandon Grace as Charley Hexam, Scott Karim as Bradley Headstone, Bella Maclean as Bella Wilfer, Tom Mothersdale as John Rokesmith, Ami Tredrea as Lizzie Hexam, and Peter Wight as Noddy Boffin.

They will be joined by the newly announced Beth Alsbury as Lavinia Wilfer, Joe Armstrong as Roger Riderhood, Crystal Condie as Miss Potterson, Laura Cubitt as Nancy, Miya James in the ensemble, Stephen Kennedy as Reg Wilfer, Joshua Lacey as Inspector Bucket, Penny Layden as Mary Wilfer, Eric Mok as understudy Charlie Hexam, Liam Prince-Donnelly in the ensemble, Georgia Silver as understudy Bella Wilfer, Ellie-May Sheridan as Jenny Wren, Jonathan Dryden Taylor as Mr Cleaver, John Vernon as understudy Reg Wilfer/Noddy Boffin/Mortimer Lightwood, Jamael Westman as Eugene Wrayburn, Jake Wood as Gaffer Hexam, and Rufus Wright as Mortimer Lightwood.

In London Tide, a body is pulled from the Thames, while across the city, two young women, Lizzie Hexam and Bella Wilfer, confront an uncertain future. The appearance of the mysterious John Rokesmith has the potential to change their lives forever.

The production will also feature set and costume design by Bunny Christie, lighting design by Jack Knowles, music direction by Ian Ross, co-sound design by Tingying Dong and Christopher Shutt, movement direction by Anna Morrissey, video design by Hayley Egan, fight direction by Terry King, casting direction by Bryony Jarvis-Taylor, voice and dialect coaching by Simon Money, associate set design by Verity Sadler, and staff direction by Yasmin Hafesji.


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