Further casting and creative team announced for Mike Bartlett’s viciously funny new play the 47th at the Old Vic

1 March 2022

Today we announced further casting and the creative team for the world premiere production of Mike Bartlett’s viciously funny The 47th, directed by Rupert Goold.

Joining the cast is James Cooney as Charlie Takahashi, James Garnon as Ted Cruz, Richard Hansell as Steve Richetti, Oscar Lloyd as Donald Junior, Jenni Maitland as Heidi Cruz, Freddie Meredith as Eric Trump, Ben Onwukwe as Barack Obama, Cherrelle Skeete as Tina Flournoy, Ami Tredrea as Rosie Takahashi and Simon Williams as Joe Biden, with all other parts played by the company. They join the previously announced Bertie Carvel as Donald Trump, Tamara Tunie as Kamala Harris and Lydia Wilson as Ivanka Trump. Additional cast still to be announced.

The creative team are also today announced: The 47th is directed by Rupert Goold, with set by Miriam Buether, costume by Evie Gurney, lighting by Neil Austin, sound by Tony Gayle, original music and sound score by Adam Cork, video by Ash J Woodward, movement by Lynne Page, wigs, hair and make-up by Richard Mawbey, casting by Jessica Ronane CDG, US casting by Jim Carnahan, voice by Joel Trill and dialect by Brett Tyne.

Writer Mike Bartlett said: ‘I’m so happy to have started rehearsals with this truly fantastic cast and creative team bringing The 47th to life. The next US presidential election will be of huge importance, not just for that country but for the world, and it will be fought by a range of fascinating characters, with very different views, in a way we have never seen before. Like King Charles III, this play is a guess at that future, hoping it can inform where we are right now.’

The 47th runs at The Old Vic from 29 Mar–28 May. The 47th is an Old Vic, Sonia Friedman Productions and Annapurna Theatre co-production.

The 47th Creative Team 

Director – Rupert Goold 
Set – Miriam Buether
Costume – Evie Gurney
Lighting – Neil Austin
Sound – Tony Gayle
Original Music and Sound Score – Adam Cork
Video – Ash J Woodward
Movement – Lynne Page
Wigs, Hair and Make-Up – Richard Mawbey
Casting – Jessica Ronane CDG 
US Casting – Jim Carnahan 
Voice – Joel Trill
Dialect – Brett Tyne
Associate Director – Sara Aniqah Malik
Associate Set – Alex Berry  
Costume Supervisor – Zoë Thomas-Webb
Props Supervisor – Lizzie Frankl & Fahmida Bakht for Propworks