Casting announced for Mike Bartlett’s Bull

Casting was announced today for Mike Bartlett’s “vicious comedy” Bull, directed by Clare Lizzimore, opening at the Young Vic in January 2015. Following a hugely successful run in New York, we’re delighted to reveal that the full cast will reprise their roles for the London premiere at the Young Vic next year.  

Adam James, currently playing the Prime Minister in the West End transfer of Mike Bartlett’s critically acclaimed King Charles III, will play Tony. He also featured in Bartlett’s plays 13 (National Theatre), and My Child (Royal Court).  Other theatre credits include Rapture Blister Burn and Tiger Country (Hampstead Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (West End), Blood and Gifts and Gethsemane (National Theatre), Now or Later (Royal Court) and The Pride (Manhattan Theatre Club, New York), for which he won the Lucille Lortel Outstanding Featured Actor Award and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award.  James’ television credits include The Game, The Crimson Field, Miranda, Family Tree, Grantchester and Law and Order. His work on film includes A Little Chaos, Kilimanjaro, Last Chance Harvey, Broken Lines and Mother of Tears.

Eleanor Matsuura will play Isobel and returns to the Young Vic after appearing in The Changeling in 2012. Recent theatre credits include Danton’s Death (National Theatre), Coriolanus (RSC), Enron (West End), Stovepipe (Bush), and 24 Hour Plays: Revolution (Old Vic).  Her television credits include Da Vinci’s Demons, Money, Silk, Utopia, Hunter, The Fades, Hacks, Extras and Doctor Who. Film credits include Breaking and Entering, The Love Punch and Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa as well as the forthcoming Spooks: The Greater Good (alongside Peter Firth, Kit Harrington and Jennifer Ehle), Residue and The Lady in a Van, directed by Sir Nicholas Hytner.

Neil Stuke will play Carter. Stuke returns to the Young Vic stage for the first time since American Buffalo. Other theatre credits include: Frankie & Johnny in the Clare de Lune (Chichester Festival Theatre), Season’s Greetings (National Theatre), Rookery Nook (Menier Chocolate Factory), Boeing-Boeing (Comedy Theatre), Blue/Orange (Duchess Theatre), The Bullet (Donmar Warehouse). Stuke’s numerous television credits include Silk, Death in Paradise, New Tricks, Reggie Perrin and Pie in the Sky.  His work in film includes Out on a Limb, Mother Theresa, School for Seduction, Sliding Door and Century.  Stuke produced Father’s Day, a film starring Ray Winstone, for Prostate Cancer UK.

Sam Troughton will play Thomas. Theatre credits include King Lear (National Theatre), Mint, Death Tax and The President has come to see you (Royal Court), Romeo and Juliet and Julius Caesar (RSC) and A Streetcar Named Desire (Liverpool Playhouse).  Television credits include The Hollow Crown, Robin Hood, The Town, Hex and Dancing on the Edge. Troughton’s work on film includes Spirit Trap, Alien vs. Predator, Vera Drake and Sylvia.

Bull opens at the Young Vic on 8 January 2015. Tickets are available from £10, including Ringside Standing tickets that’ll get you even closer to the action. Click here to book now and find out more about Bull in this interview with Mike Bartlett.

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