First casting announced for Imposter 22 at the Royal Court Theatre

Initial casting has been revealed for Imposter 22 at the Royal Court Theatre this autumn.

In collaboration with Access All Areas, the production of Molly Davies’ (God Bless the Child, A Miracle) piece runs from 23 September – 14 October 2023.

Imposter 22 has been created from an original idea by neurodivergent Royal Court Associate Director Hamish Pirie, and is a co-creation with seven learning disabled and autistic artists who also perform in the piece.

Directed by Pirie, these artists and performers are Kirsty Adams, Cian Binchy, Housni Hassan (DJ), Dayo Koleosho, Stephanie Newman, Lee Phillips and Charlene Salter. Anna Constable will also perform as an alternate to Stephanie Newman, with further casting to be announced.

The whodunnit caper has been collectively created, inspired by the lived experiences and imaginations of the group, over a five-year workshop process.

There was something off about the new guy. But now he’s dead, and the sirens are fast approaching.

Who to trust – what was it he told you that time on the pedalo?

You need to get your story straight; because CCTV and number plates.

Because everyone’s perspective is different, and only certain perspectives count.

You need an empty stage, a mic, a London bus.

You need a captive audience, roller skates, and a man 25 to 45 who will do as he’s told.

Pressure’s on. Engine’s running.

The new production will be created with the sensory needs of neurodivergent audience members in mind and all performances will be relaxed.

For more information and tickets, visit royalcourttheatre.com

About the author: Josh Darvill

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.