Rupert Evans and Louise Delamere have joined the cast of Dominic Savage’s debut stage play Fear, after Tobias Menzies and Eva Birthistle left the company.
According to a spokesperson, the parting of the performers from the production, which opens at the Bush theatre next month, was “by mutual an amicable agreement”.
Evans, who joins a cast that also includes Lorna Brown, Aymen Hamdouchi and Jason Maza, appeared at the Bush as part of the Broken Space season and has appeared in London productions including Life Is A Dream and Kiss Of The Spiderwoman at the Donmar Warehouse. On the big screen, his films include Hellboy and Elfie Hopkins.
Delamere’s credits on the London stage include Cyrano De Bergerac at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, while her TV performances include Scott & Bailey, Waterloo Road, Torchwood and No Angels.
Fear is the first theatrical production to be staged by Savage, who is better known as an award-winning documentary filmmaker. In 2000 he moved into fiction, since when his TV projects have included Born Equal, Freefall and the five part series True Love which is due to be screened on BBC One next month.