Royal Court Theatre Reveals Cast for Road by Jim Cartwright

The Royal Court Theatre has announced the cast of its upcoming production of Road. Jim Cartwright’s award-winning play will run in the West End from 21st July to 9th September 2017.

The cast includes Michelle Fairley, Mark Hadfield, Faye Marsay, Mike Noble, Dan Parr, Lemn Sissay, June Watson, Liz White, and Shane Zaza.

Road first premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 1986. It follows the story of people’s lives set in a time when Margaret Thatcher was in power. Told through a mix of drama and humour, the story takes place on a road in a working-class area on a busy night.

About the cast

Newly announced cast for Jim Cartwright's Road at the Royal Court Theatre. Photo courtesy of My Theatre Mates.
Newly announced cast for Jim Cartwright’s Road at the Royal Court Theatre. Photo courtesy of My Theatre Mates.

Michelle Fairley is best known for her role as Catelyn Stark in the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. However, she is no stranger to theatre as she performed in several stage productions including Splendour (Donmar Warehouse), Remembrance Day (Royal Court), and Greta Garbo Came to Donegal (Tricycle Theatre).

Mark Hadfield first trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art before starting his professional career. His work in theatre includes Thérèse RaquinLe Bourgeois Gentilhomme, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (National Theatre).

Faye Marsay’s notable roles are Anne Neville in The White Queen, Amy in Need for Speed, and the Waif in Game of Thrones, among others. Meanwhile, her stage credits include The Good Soul of Szechuan (BOVTS), Disco Pigs (BOVTS), and Macbeth (BOVTS).

Mike Noble’s theatre credits include A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time (National Theatre) and Game (Almeida Theatre). He was also in several movies such as The Siege of JadotvilleBachelor Games, and World War Z.

Dan Parr makes his West End debut after graduating from Arts Educational Schools. But he has appeared in TV shows like Casualty and The Village.

Lemn Sissay MBE is an author and broadcaster who also starred in several plays. His theatre work includes Refugee Boy (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Why I Don’t Hate White People (Hammersmith Lyric Theatre), and Something Dark (Battersea Arts Centre/Contact Theatre).