Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear leads the cast of this new adaptation of Kafka’s novel, created by Richard Jones and Miriam Buether and written by Nick Gill. Take a look at the full cast below.
Marc Antolin makes his Young Vic debut in The Trial. Other theatre credits include Taken at Midnight (Minerva Theatre, Chichester/Theatre Royal Haymarket); Amadeus, Singin’ in the Rain and The Music Man (Chichester Festival Theatre); From Here to Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre); Matilda (RSC/Cambridge Theatre); Bells are Ringing, Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Union Theatre); Hello Dolly and Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Billy Liar (UK tour); and Imagine This (New London Theatre). Marc’s film credits include Love Actually, Hunky Dory and London Road, released in June 2015. Television credits include Caerdydd and More Than Love.
Steven Beard’s previous credits at the Young Vic include The Good Person of Szechuan and The Government Inspector. His other theatre credits include The Crucible (West Yorkshire Playhouse); A Flea in her Ear and The Illusion (Old Vic); Uncle Vanya, The Winter’s Tale, The Bald Prima Donna, The Breasts of Tiresias and The Park (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield); The Lady From the Sea and The Father (Citizens Theatre, Glasgow); The Servant of Two Masters and Endgame (Nottingham Playhouse, also performed in Weimar as part of 1999’s European Capital of Culture); Nathan the Wise, The Seagull, Seven Doors and Scapino (Chichester Festival Theatre); Racing Demon, Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre); and The Importance of Being Earnest and Candide (Opéra National de Lorraine, Nancy). Film credits include Anna Karenina, The Remains of the Day and Shakespeare in Love.
Richard Cant makes his Young Vic debut in The Trial. His theatre credits include My Night with Reg (Donmar/Apollo); War Horse (National Theatre); Salome (Headlong); Troilus and Cressida, Cymbeline, As You Like It (Cheek By Jowl); The Country Wife, Original Sin (Sheffield Crucible); Pera Pelas (Gate); Other People (Royal Court); Angels in America (Manchester Library); Hamlet, Cymbeline, Much Ado About Nothing (RSC); His film credits include Sparkle and Lawless Heart. Television credits include Bleak House, Mapp And Lucia, Outlander, Doctor Who and The Way We Live Now.
Sarah Crowden makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Her previous theatre credits include Flare Path (Theatre Royal, Haymarket); 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea ( Stratford East); The Man Who Came to Dinner (Chichester Festival Theatre); Chatsky (Almeida & tour); La Bete (Lyric, Hammersmith); and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC). Her film credits include Mr Holmes, Queen of the Desert, Quartet, The Riot Club, Jupiter Ascending, Brideshead Revisited and Miss Potter. For television her credits include Doc Martin, New Tricks, Wolf Hall, Downton Abbey, Upstairs Downstairs, Sarah Jane Adventures, Tipping the Velvet and many others. For radio, her credits include Kathmandu or Bust.
Charlie Folorunsho returns to the Young Vic having previously appeared in The Mosquito Coast. His other theatre credits include Satyagraha (ENO & Metropolitan Opera, New York); The Firework Maker’s Daughter (Lyric Hammersmith); Gilgamesh (London Parks); All’s Well That Ends Well (UK tour); The Lower Depths (The Clink Vaults); Muhammad Ali & Me (Ovalhouse); Under Their Influence (Tricycle); The Southwark Mysteries (Southwark Cathedral); A Mad World My Masters (New Wolsey, Ipswich); and The Arrival (Newcastle Playhouse).
Neil Haigh makes his Young Vic debut in The Trial. His previous theatre credits include World Cup 66 (Bristol Old Vic); What The Dickens (Brewery, Bristol); Pub Rock, Hard Hearted Hannah (also Kennedy Center Washington DC) (Lyric Hammersmith); Made Up (Soho Theatre); The Summer House, Difficulty of Concentration, Angels of the Universe (The Gate); Mass Observation (Almeida); The Irish Giant (Southwark Playhouse); The Ratcatcher of Hamelin, Meat & Two Veg (BAC); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (UK Tour) and Ether Frolics (SHUNT). For television his credits include Dalziel and Pascoe, No Angels, Casualty, The Bill and Doctors (National Soap Award nomination 2014).
Suzy King makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Previous theatre credits include Swanwhite (The Gate); Dr Faustus and Daisy Pulls It Off (Dukes, Lancaster); The Millionairess (BAC); Marya and A Flea In Her Ear (Old Vic); and Merry Christmas Mr Burbage (The Theatre, Shoreditch). Opera credits include Anna Nicole, Il Trittico, The Gambler, Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk (Royal Opera House); Der Rosenkavalier and Falstaff (Glyndebourne); and Julietta, Lulu, Die Fledermaus and Don Carlos (English National Opera). Suzy’s film credits include The Third Party, Like It Is and Knickers. Her television credits include The House of Eliot, Blood Rights and The Upper Hand. For radio, her credits include work as a presenter for Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation Radio 1.
Rory Kinnear returns to the stage for the first time since his Evening Standard Award-winning performance as Iago in Othello (National Theatre) in 2013, for which he also won an Olivier Award. In 2011 he won the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor for his performances in both Measure for Measure (Almeida) and Hamlet (National Theatre). Other theatre credits include The Last of the Hausmanns, Tragedy, Philistines and The Man of Mode (Olivier Award for Best Performance in a Supporting Role) (National Theatre); Mary Stuart (Donmar Warehouse); Cymbeline and Taming of the Shrew (RSC). His film credits include The Imitation Game, Cuban Fury, Skyfall, Quantum of Solace, Wild Target and Broken, for which he won the BIFA award for Best Supporting Actor. For television, his credits include The Casual Vacancy, Penny Dreadful, Count Arthur Strong, Richard II, Southcliffe for which he was nominated for a BAFTA for Best Supporting Actor, Loving Miss Hatto, Black Mirror and Lucan. Upcoming releases include Spectre, Man Up and Tresspass Against Us.
Kate O’Flynn makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Theatre credits include A Taste of Honey and Port (National Theatre) for which she won the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Newcomer; The Ritual Slaughter of George Mastromas and A Miracle (Royal Court); Lungs and The Sound of Heavy Rain (Paines Plough/Sheffield) and See How They Run and The Children’s Hour (Royal Exchange, Manchester) for which she won the MEN Award for Best Newcomer and the TMA Award for Best Supporting Actress. Kate’s film credits include Mr Turner, Up There and Happy Go Lucky and her television work includes Ordinary Lies, No Offence and The Suspicions of Mr Whicher.
Weruche Opia makes her Young Vic debut in The Trial. Other theatre credits include Liberian Girl (Royal Court); Shakespeare Sonnets (Shakespeare’s Globe); and The Inheritors and For Coloured Girls (National Theatre Nigeria). Television credits include Bad Education (series regular), Suspects, Banana and Top Boy. Film credits include When Love Happens and Bad Education The Movie which is due for release later in 2015.
Hugh Skinner’s previous work at the Young Vic includes The Cherry Orchard and Senora Carrar’s Rifles. Other theatre credits include Therese Raquin (Theatre Royal, Bath); American Psycho (Almeida); Wild Oats (Bristol Old Vic); You Can’t Take It With You (Royal Exchange, Manchester); 66 Books, Where’s My Seat?, 2nd May 1997, SuddenLossOfDignity.com (Bush); The Great Game (Tricycle) and The Enchantment (National Theatre). Hugh’s film credits include Kill Your Friends, Les Misérables and Day of the Dead. Television credits include Our Zoo, Any Human Heart and Tess of the D’Urbervilles. He is currently appearing in W1A on BBC One.
Sian Thomas returns to the Young Vic having previously appeared in Rainsnakes. Other theatre credits include Minetti (Barbican/ Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); Passion Play (Duke of York’s); Blue Heart Afternoon and The Glass Room (Hampstead Theatre); Feelgood (Hampstead Theatre/Garrick), Richard II (Donmar Warehouse); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Northern Stage/Sheffield Crucible); Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith/Novello); Up for Grabs (Wyndham’s), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award; The Illusion (Old Vic); Fram, House and Garden, Sleep With Me, Richard II, The Way of the World and Countrymania (National Theatre), for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award; Ghosts (Bristol Old Vic); The Price (Apollo/Tricycle); Push Up (Royal Court); King Lear, Macbeth, Hamlet, Happy End and Taming of the Shrew (RSC); and Richard III (RSC/Savoy). Her film credits include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Perfume. On television, her credits include Atlantis, Merlin and The Royal Bodyguard.
Day Seat Lottery
Before each performance of The Trial (except 26 June), head down to the Box Office for the Day Seat Lottery. At 5pm we’ll take your name and a draw will then take place at 5.30pm with all tickets at £20, with a £10 concession for Under 26s. On matinee days we’ll take names at 1pm and draws will take place at 1.30pm. A few bits of housekeeping:
• There will be a limit of 2 tickets per person for lottery winners
• On matinee days, please arrive at 1PM for a 1.30PM drawing for the matinee performance only, the usual 5PM time for the evening performance
Due to popular demand, day seats and returns will only be available in person.
The Trial runs at the Young Vic from 19 Jun – 22 Aug. Book now.