Cast announced for revival of Polly Stenham’s That Face at Orange Tree Theatre

Casting has been announced for the first major London revival of Polly Stenham’s That Face.

Orange Tree Theatre (OT) will present the piece from 9 September – 7 October 2023 as part of its latest season.

Josh Seymour directs the Niamh Cusack , Kasper Hilton-Hille, Dominic Mafham, Sarita Gabony and Bridgerton’s Ruby Stokes in this

Stenham’s debut play, That Face is a powerful and darkly comic exploration of what happens when children become parents to their parents. It won the Evening Standard Charles Wintour Award, the TMA Best New Play Award and the Critics’ Circle Award.

When Mia is expelled from boarding school, her mother Martha isn’t interested. Martha prefers to hang out with her son Henry. And now her estranged husband Hugh, who’s run off to Hong Kong with his new girlfriend, is charging back threatening to sort things out. What is there to sort out? Everything is fine.

The production has design by Eleanor Bull, lighting design by Jamie Platt, sound design and composition by George Dennis, assistant direction by Chani Merrell and fight & intimacy direction by Ingrid Mackinnon.

Artistic Director Tom Littler said: “We cannot wait to launch our autumn season with Polly Stenham’s remarkable first play. Niamh Cusack brings her unique talent to the role of Martha, and she is joined by two stage debutants in Ruby Stokes and Kasper Hilton-Hille, playing her children. Dominic Mafham and Sarita Gabony complete a very exciting cast. For those who saw the original production, this is a chance to re-encounter a contemporary classic; those who’ve never seen That Face are in for a treat.”

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Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.