Hampstead Theatre has announced full casting for the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ razor-sharp comic drama Gloria, directed by Michael Longhurst.
Stars Colin Morgan (recent television credits including Humans and Merlin) and Ellie Kendrick (Game Of Thrones, Being Human) will make their Hampstead Theatre debuts in the production of the play, which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016.
The cast also includes Kae Alexander (Peter Pan at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Sian Clifford (Time And The Conways at Nottingham Playhouse), Bayo Gbadamosi (I See You at the Royal Court) and Bo Poraj (Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre).
Focusing on ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is moving up the ladder and selling out to the highest bidder, Gloria is set in a New York that runs on ambition – and coffee.
In the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, a group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty. But trapped between Starbucks runs, jaded gossip and endless cubicle walls, best-selling memoir fodder is thin on the ground – that is until inspiration arrives with a bang…
Michael Longhurst is an award-winning stage director, who recently directed the production of Peter Schaffer’s Amadeus at the National Theatre which ran until March 2017.
Gloria runs at the Hampstead Theatre from 15 June until 22 July. You can book your tickets through the venue’s website.