Casting has been announced for the world première of Emma Donoghue’s bestselling novel Room. Previously adapted by Donoghue for the screen, winning multiple awards, she now brings the story to the stage featuring songs by Scottish songwriter Kathryn Joseph and Cora Bissett.
The cast includes:
Stephen Casey (Grandpa/Doctor)
Fela Lufadeju (Big Jack),
Liam McKenna (Old Nick),
Lucy Tregear (Grandma)
Witney White (Ma).
The role of Little Jack will be shared by Darmani Eboji, Taye Kassim Junaid-Evans and Harrison Wilding.
Room will play at The Theatre Royal Stratford East 2nd May to 3rd June 2017. Following its run in Stratford, Room will then play at Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Dundee Rep.
Kidnapped as a teenage girl, Ma has been locked inside a purpose-built room in her captor’s garden for seven years. Her five-year-old son, Jack, has no concept of the world outside and happily exists inside Room with the help of Ma’s games and his vivid imagination where objects like Rug, Lamp and TV are his only friends. But for Ma the time has come to escape and face their biggest challenge to date: the world outside Room.
Abbey Theatre, Dublin, from 24 June – 22 July 2017
Dundee Rep from 13 – 17 June 2017