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

Tuesday, 1 March 2022

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.

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