West End vets Tamsin Greig and Doon Mackichan will star in the world premiere of April de Angelis’ Jumpy, which begins performances on October 13 at the Royal Court Theatre. Opening night for the Nina Raine-helmed play is set for October 19.
In addition to Greig and Mackichan, the cast includes Broadway vet Bel Powley, along with Seline Hizli, Richard Lintern, Michael Marcus, James Musgrave, Ewan Stewart and Sarah Woodward.
A mother, a wife, and fifty, Hilary (Greig) once protested at Greenham, an air force base. Now her protests tend to focus on persuading her teenage daughter (Powley) to go out fully clothed.
Greig, best known for her work on British TV comedy Black Books, won Olivier and Critics’ Circle Awards for her role as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her West End credits include God of Carnage and The Little Dog Laughed, for which she was nominated for an Olivier Award, and she also appeared in Gethsemane at the National Theatre. Other television credits include Tamara Drewe, Cuckoo, Episodes, Friday Night Dinner, Green Wing, Love Soup and the BBC adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.
Mackichan has appeared on the West End in Boeing Boeing, in The Government Inspector at Young Vic and The Queen and I at the Royal Court. Powley appeared at the Royal Court in Tusk Tusk, and in the 2011 Broadway revival of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia.
Jumpy is designed by Lizzie Clachan, with lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Paul Arditti.