represent., a theatre company for actors from a lower socio-economic background, today announces full casting for Max Frisch’s Biedermann und die Brandstifter – Trueman and the Arsonists – in a new version by Simon Stephens, with songs by Chris Thorpe.
Abigail Graham directs Adam Owers (Trueman), Nadine Ivy Barr (Bobsy), Thara Schöön (Anna), Tommy Oldroyd (Smith), Angela Jones (Hadid), Charlotte O’Leary (Police Officer/Professor/Mrs Waits) and Aaron Douglas and Lucy Yates (Chorus). With Design by Lizzy Leech, Lighting Design by Rajiv Pattani, Sound Design by Zac Gvi, Costume Supervision by Katie Kelson and with casting by Sarah Leung.
The production opens at the Studio Theatre at the Roundhouse on 24 October, with previews from 18 October, and runs until 8 November.
Director Abigail Graham comments: “Simon Stephens and Chris Thorpe have written a brilliant version of Max Frisch’s play. It interrogates the theatrical form, asks big questions about us as individuals and the social system we are part of, while also being incredibly funny. It’s the type of text which is a gift for artists and audiences. I can’t wait to start rehearsals with this incredibly talented ensemble.”
represent. is on a mission to create an exceptional, professional theatre company of people from lower socio-economic backgrounds, providing an accessible platform for those with barriers to entry into the arts.