Meet the cast of Fireface!

Fireface opens on 28 September at the Young Vic and we’ve just announced the fantastic cast!

Something is wrong with Kurt and Olga. Suffocated by their parents and trapped in a world they despise, it seems like there’s no escape from the endless humiliation of being young. When Olga meets her first boyfriend Paul, Kurt buries himself in a new and explosive hobby. It’s an obsession that will fuel his anger, engulf his sister and threaten to burn their world to the ground.

Rupert Simonian makes his Young Vic debut in the role of Kurt. Past work in theatre includes Simon Stephens’ Three Kingdoms, Punk Rock and A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky for the Lyric Hammersmith. TV audiences will have seen him in the BAFTA award-winning drama The Appropriate Adult and BBC One thriller Hidden.

Aimeé-Ffion Edwards will play Kurt’s sister Olga. She was most recently in The Recruiting Officer (Donmar Warehouse) and also starred in the Olivier and Tony award-winning Jerusalem (Royal Court/West End/Broadway).
Her television roles include Kathy Burke’s autobiographical Walking and Talking, hit BBC series Luther and she played Sketch in E4’s Skins.

You may recognise Aimeé-Ffion from our short film Epithet starring Patrick Stewart, the Young Vic’s first short film, in partnership with The Guardian.

You can watch the short film here (warning: violent imagery and language)


David Annen returns to the Young Vic to play Father. David previously performed at the Young Vic in My Dad’s a Birdman and Andorra.
Recent theatre includes Complicité’s The Master and Margarita and A Disappearing Number, Measure for Measure and Judgment Day at the Almeida.


Helen Schlesinger plays Mother. Past work in theatre includes von Mayenburg’s The Stone (Royal Court) and Whipping It Up (Bush/West End). Helen will be in the highly anticipated second series of The Hour.


William Postlethwaite joins the cast as Paul. His previous theatre includes Collaborators (NT) and As You Like It (Royal Exchange).

Find out more about Fireface and book your tickets for £10 – £12.50, visit the website

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