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Kate O’Flynn joins Kinnear in Trial

Published 8 May 2015

Kate O’Flynn will appear opposite double Olivier Award winner Rory Kinnear in Nick Gills’ adaptation of Franz Kafka’s The Trial when the production opens at the Young Vic next month.

The Mr Turner actress, whose recent credits include her 2013 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award-winning performance in the National Theatre’s Port, will join fellow newly announced cast members Hugh Skinner and Sian Thomas in the show from 19 June to 22 August.

Star of hit film Les Misérables and BBC comedy W1A, Skinner returns to the Young Vic following his role in Katie Mitchell’s production of The Cherry Orchard. Welsh actress Thomas, who is best known as Amelia Bones in the Harry Potter films, was recently seen on stage in the West End production of Passion Play and returns to the venue following her performance in 1996’s Rainsnakes.

The cast is completed by Marc Antolin (Matilda The Musical), Steven Beard (Racing Demon, NT), Richard Cant (My Night With Reg, Donmar Warehouse), Sarah Crowden (Flare Path, West End), Charlie Folorunsho, Neil Haigh, Suzy King and Weruche Opia.

In his Young Vic debut, Kinnear takes on the role of K, who is visited by state agents and accused of an unspecified crime on his 30th birthday. Revealing a murky and dangerous world in which the government operates without oversight or consequences, Gill’s adaptation follows K as he becomes increasingly bewildered by spiralling layers of bureaucracy and the more sinister motives that lurk beneath them.

Today’s casting for The Trial is joined by news that the production has extended its run until 22 August, with Simon Stephens and Ivo Van Hove’s much-anticipated collaboration Song From Far Away also adding an additional performance on 2 September.

Those wanting to get their hands on a ticket to The Trial will be able to take part in a day seat lottery by visiting the Young Vic box office in person at 17:00 on the day of the performance. The lottery will be drawn half an hour later.


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