Former Being Human star Damien Molony is to join rising National Theatre star Olivia Vinall in the upcoming production of Tom Stoppard’s new play The Hard Problem.
The pair of performers will be joined in the production, which runs in the Dorfman Theatre from January, by Jonathan Coy, Vera Chok, Lucy Robinson and Parth Thakerar.
Molony, who has scores of fans from his TV appearances in series including Being Human, Ripper Street and Suspects, previously appeared at the National Theatre in the 2012 production of Travelling Light, which was directed by the NT’s Director Nicholas Hytner who will also direct The Hard Problem.
Coy’s previous National credits include The Magistrate and The Power Of Yes, while Chok and Robinson appeared in two of London’s most acclaimed productions of recent years, Chimerica (Chok) and Handbagged (Robinson). Recent graduate Thakerar was nominated for the prestigious Spotlight Prize in 2013.
The new play by Stoppard, whose creations include Arcadia, The Real Thing and Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, opens in the Dorfman following musical Here Lies Love, which is currently previewing in the newly re-opened space.