Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Ryan Craig’s fiery family comedy Filthy Business at the Hampstead Theatre.
Directed by Artistic Director Edward Hall, this new production takes a closer look at the entrepreneurial outsiders who became part of the beating heart of modern Britain. Critically acclaimed actor Sara Kestelman takes on the lead role of matriarch Yetta Solomon in this epic new work.
She will be joined by Vanessa Babirye (recent theatre credits include Truth & Reconciliation at The Royal Court) as Rosa, Jack Bannon (The Sweethearts at Finborough Theatre) as Gerard, Callie Cooke (Firebird at Trafalgar Studios) as Bernice, Stephen Critchlow (The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre) as Vern/Harry, Edmund Derrington (A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Globe) as Monty, Elizabeth Hill (Sunny Afternoon) as Carol, Louis Hilyer (Waste) as Nat, Dorian Lough (New Blood) as Leo, Tunji Lucas (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) as Walter, Mairead McKinley (Father Ted), Keenan Munn-Francis as Titus, and Callum Woodhouse (Club 44) as Mickey.
1968, East London. Over the years and against all the odds, Yetta Solomon has built a thriving business from nothing through sheer grit and passion. Ignoring all the obstacles – insufficient capital, economic downturns, aggressive competition – she has found a way to survive everything adversity could throw at her.
Now she faces her toughest challenge: her family. In a rapidly changing Britain, Yetta must protect the shop and keep it in the Solomon family. But her sons, grandchildren and in-laws have other ideas… Always ruthless, how far will she go to keep the business in the family and the family in the business?
Filthy Business plays on the Hampstead Theatre Main Stage from 10 March-22 April.
For more information and to book your tickets, visit the venue’s website.