A View from the Bridge @ York Theatre Royal
Casting announced for York Theatre Royal and Royal & Derngate Northampton co-production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge
Nicholas Karimi (Eddie Carbone) and Laura Pyper (Beatrice) are among casting announced for the York Theatre Royal and Royal & Derngate Northampton production of Arthur Miller’s A View from the Bridge.
Completing the company are Mete Dursun (Louis), Reuben Johnson (Marco), Pedro Leandro (Rodolpho), Robert Pickavance (Alfieri), Daniel Poyser (Mike), Andrew Squires (Immigration Officer/Tony) and Lili Miller (Catherine) in her professional stage debut. There will also be local community casts in both York and Northampton.
Director Juliet Forster said: “This gripping drama feels more relevant today than it has ever been, in its examination of the power of desire, models of masculinity, and in attitudes to immigration, which once again have become a hugely contentious political issue in current times.
“For me the way into the play is very much about the migrancy elements. In some respects I was interested in releasing it from the very specific Italian-American community by recruiting a very mixed cast in terms of ethnicity and nationality. We are talking about actors who represent different areas of the world and some of them relate to the immigrants story through their parents.”
“It’s a very exciting cast and really strong company. A lot of them are based in the North of England and Scotland rather than London so it’s good to be working with our regionally based actors.
Juliet Forster, who is Associate Director at York Theatre Royal, recently directed Romeo & Juliet at Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre in Blenheim and Sense & Sensibility at York Theatre Royal and Theatre by the Lake.
Other A View from the Bridge creatives include Rhys Jarman (set and costumes), Aideen Malone (lighting), Bethan Clarke (fight director) and Yvonne Morley (accent coach).
A View from the Bridge is at York Theatre Royal from 20 September to 12 October and Royal & Derngate Northampton from 15 to 26 October.