13 May 2022
We're excited to announce the cast and full creative team for The False Servant, Martin Crimp's version of Pierre Marivaux's seriously seductive comedy.
Don't miss out on limited tickets from £15 with previews from 9 June.
When a man thinks he can cynically take a rich woman’s money and then run off with an even more lucrative potential fiancée, he’d best not tell the fiancée by mistake. Le Chevalier, a woman disguised as the son of an aristocrat, embarks on a plan that will expose the dark heart of this male power-play.
This version by Martin Crimp was acclaimed at its 2004 National Theatre premiere by The Telegraph: “Thrills, chills, and belly laughs – this addictively adult comedy has got the lot.”
Paul Miller directs, following his acclaimed production of Marivaux’s The Lottery of Love. Martin Crimp’s prolific international career began at the Orange Tree Theatre, including our recent hit revival of Dealing with Clair.
Uzair Bhatti plays Frontin. Uzair trained at LAMDA. Theatre includes: East is East (Octagon Theatre). Television includes: Extraordinary.
Will Brown plays Trivelin. Theatre includes: The Duchess of Malfi (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich (Royal Shakespeare Company), Inheritance Blues (Hightide Festival, Soho Theatre, Sheffield Crucible and West Yorkshire Playhouse) and The Merry Wives of Windsor (Redgrave Theatre). TV includes: The Outlaws, Disability Benefits, Call the Midwife and Doctor Who. Film includes: Death of Zygielbojm, HAAR and Extinction.
Julian Moore-Cook plays Lelio. Theatre includes: While the Sun Shines (Orange Tree Theatre), Translations (National Theatre), The Lieutenant of Innishmore (Noël Coward Theatre), Dublin Carol (The Sherman Theatre) and Mother Courage and Her Children (Southwark Playhouse). Television includes Derry Girls, Peaky Blinders and Benidorm. Film includes: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation.
Phoebe Pryce plays Countess. Theatre includes: Cash Cow (Hampstead Theatre), The Picture of Dorian Gray (UK tour), About Leo (Jermyn Street Theatre) Passage to India (Park Theatre/UK tour), The Merchant of Venice, The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Charlie’s Dark Angel (The Drayton Arms Theatre). Television includes: The Girlfriend Experience. Film includes: The Lost King, The Merchant of Venice and Plus One.
Lizzy Watts plays The Chevalier. Theatre includes Dealing with Clair (Orange Tree Theatre), Either (Hampstead Theatre), Hedda Gabler (Nation Theatre UK tour), Strife (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Angry Brigade (Bush Theatre), God of Chaos, Merit (Theatre Royal Plymouth), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe international tour) and Blink (Soho Theatre). Television includes: Professor T, Call the Midwife, Endeavour, and The Durrells.
Silas Wyatt-Barke plays Arlequin. Theatre includes: The Prince of Egypt (Dominion Theatre), Twelfth Night (Young Vic), As You Like It (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Rose Theatre), Dr Seuss’s The Lorax (The Old Vic), Forty Years On (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Emperor and the Nightingale (Theatre by the Lake), The Go Between (Apollo Theatre), and Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre). Film includes: Benjamin.
Completing the creative team is Simon Daw (Designer), Mark Doubleday (Lighting Designer), Liz Purnell (Sound Designer & Composer), Sarah Frances (Costume Supervisor), and Vicky Richardson (Casting Consultant).
Note: The False Servant will have matinees on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm from 16 June.