Ben Lloyd-Hughes in Future Conditional at the Old Vic Theatre
More Cast Members Join Rob Brydon in the Upcoming Production from Matthew Warchus First Season as Artistic Director
Earlier this year attention turned to the Old Vic Theatre as Matthew Warchus announced his inaugural season as the venue’s Artistic Director, taking over from Kevin Spacey, who recently stepped down from the role. Amongst the shows appearing as part of the season is Future Conditional, a play by Tamsin Oglesby that is set to feature the well known comedian Rob Brydon in a lead role.
Now more cast members have been revealed for the production, with Ben Lloyd-Hughes announced alongside Lucy Briggs-Owen, Matthew Aubrey, Louisa Beadel, Alex Clatworthy, Peta Cornish, Natasha Cottriall, Amy Dawson, Jennifer English, Sam Jenkins-Shaw, Natalie Klamar, Carla Langley, Louis Martin, Joshua McGuire, Sukh Ojla, Bill Partfitt, Nikki Patel, Howard Perret, Sandra Reid, Sofia Stuart, Eleanor Sutton, Brian Vernel and Carmen Vandenberg.
Future Conditional is set to take a look at the educational system in the UK and it does this through the eyes of an array of characters – some young and some old. One of these characters is Alia, a schoolgirl who has fled from her home in Afghanistan and thanks to her background has great insights into the ways in which the system can be changed. She joins the Education Research Board, where her radical idea has a chance to making real improvements, but as she is a young voice in the institution, she is going to have to fight to be heard.
Audiences picking up theatre tickets will likely recognise Lloyd-Hughes, who appears in the production having amassed a great deal of onscreen credits over the years. These include big screen roles like Divergent, Great Expectations and The Scapegoat, amongst others, and television roles in the likes of The Hour, Skin and Casualty. For the stage his credits range from The Way Of The World at the Sheffield Crucible to Jumpy at London’s Royal Court Theatre.
Future Conditional is set to run at the Old Vic Theatre in London, the home of High Society, from Thursday 10th September 2015 (previews from Tuesday 1st September 2015) to Saturday 3rd October 2015.