Cast announced for Minority Report stage adaptation
Casting has been announced for the much-anticipated world premiere of the stage adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s Minority Report.
The production will have its world premiere at Nottingham Playhouse from 16 February – 9 March 2024 before transferring to Birmingham Rep (22 March – 6 April) and London’s Lyric Hammersmith (19 April – 18 May)
The cast features notable names such as Jodie McNee, Nick Fletcher, Roseanna Frascona, Nicholas Rowe, and Tanvi Virmani in lead roles, with Chrissy Brooke, Xenoa Campbell-Ledgister, Ricardo Castro, and Danny Collins playing multiple roles and dancers/cast.
The creative team is led by the acclaimed writer David Haig and directed by the renowned Max Webster, known for his work on ‘Macbeth’ at the Donmar Warehouse and the global hit ‘Life of Pi’. The team also includes Production Designer Jon Bausor, Video Designer Tal Rosner, Lighting Designer Jessica Hung Han Yun, Composer & Sound Designer Nicola T. Chang, Movement Director Lucy Hind, Illusions Designer Richard Pinner, and Casting Director Lotte Hines CDG.
Max Webster, Director, commented: “I’m so thrilled we have this extraordinary cast to bring David Haig’s play to life. I can’t wait to start rehearsing with them in what promises to be a huge challenge of acting, technical staging and imagination.”
Set in the year 2050, the plot centres around neuroscientist Dame Julia Anderton, who is on the verge of launching the next phase of her Pre-Crime programme, which aims to detain individuals for crimes before they are committed. The story takes a twist when Julia finds herself accused of pre-murder, leading to a fast-paced race against time and her own system to save herself.
Minority Report is a thought-provoking play that challenges audiences’ perceptions of justice, choice, and free will, set against a backdrop of a futuristic London.
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