Rehearsal Images For ‘Terror’ At The Lyric Hammersmith Have Been Released

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting forthe UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach’s thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. Emma Fielding plays Prosecuting Counsel Nelson, John Lightbody plays Christian Lauterbach, Forbes Masson plays Defence Counsel Biegler, Tanya Moodie plays the Presiding Judge, Shanaya Rafaat plays Franziska Meiser and Ashley Zhangazha plays the pilot on trial, Lars Koch.

Guilty. Not Guilty. You Decide.

Enter the courtroom. Hear the evidence. Make your judgement. A hijacked plane is heading towards a packed football stadium. Ignoring orders to the contrary a fighter pilot shoots the plane down killing 164 people to save 70,000. Put on trial and charged with murder, the fate of the pilot is in the audience’s hands.

A worldwide phenomenon that has been stirring debate across the globe and providing opposing results in different countries and cultures.

You can check out the rehearsal pictures right below this sentence!

Emma Fielding plays Prosecuting Counsel Nelson Theatre credits include: The Massive Tragedy of Madame Bovary (Liverpool Everyman/Peepolykus); Rapture Blister Burn (Hampstead Theatre); In The Republic of Happiness, Spinning Into Butter (Royal Court); Decade (Headlong); The King’s Speech (Wyndham’s); Heartbreak House (Chichester Festival Theatre); Playing With Fire, Look Back In Anger, Arcadia (National Theatre); Rock ‘n’ Roll (Duke of York’s); Macbeth, Heartbreak House, 1953, School For Wives (Almeida); Revolt She Said, Revolt Again, Cymbeline, Measure For Measure, The School For Scandal (Olivier Award nomination), Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Broken Heart (RSC). Film and TV credits include: Silent Witness, Dark Angel, Close To The Enemy, Capital, Arthur & George, This Is England ’90, Foyle’s War, DCI Banks, Silk, The Game, George Gently, Father Brown, Death In Paradise, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Kidnap & Ransom, Midsomer Murders, Return to Cranford, The Cranford Chronicles, Fallen Angel, Beneath The Skin, The Government Inspector, Waking The Dead, My Uncle Silas, The Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Lyric Hammersmith Lyric Square, King Street, London W6 0QL  Tel +44 (0)20 8741 6850  Chair Sir William Atkinson  Artistic Director Sean Holmes  Executive Director Sian Alexander  Registered Charity No. 278518  Registered Company No. 1443809  Other People’s Children, A Respectable Trade, The Mrs Bradley Mysteries, A Dance To The Music of Time, Drover’s Gold, Poirot, Fast Girls, Twenty8k, The Other Man, Discovery of Heaven, Pandaemonium, The Scarlet Tunic, The Great Ghost Rescue.

John Lightbody plays Christian Lauterbach For the Lyric: Three Sisters (Filter); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Filter, Manchester Royal Exchange, Dublin, Australia). Other theatre credits include: Microcosm (Soho Theatre); Each His Own Wilderness (Orange Tree); Sixty-Six Books (Bush Theatre); Ghost Stories (Duke of York’s Theatre); Treasure Island (Theatre Royal Haymarket); The English Game (Headlong); Richard III (Southwark Playhouse); Jane Eyre (Shared Experience); Twelfth Night, A Doll’s House (West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Taming of the Shrew; Measure for Measure; Richard III (RSC); Beautiful People (Stephen Joseph Theatre); A Christmas Carol, The Sea (Chichester Festival Theatre); As You Like It (National Theatre); The Admirable Crichton (Sheffield Crucible/Chichester Festival Theatre); Mansfield Park (Chichester Festival Theatre and tour); As You Like It, Incarcerater (BAC); Romeo and Juliet (Stray Theatre), She Stoops to Conquer (Northern Stage). Film and television include: Wallander, Agatha Raisin, EastEnders, Father Brown, The Musketeers, DCI Banks, The Mill, The Bletchley Circle, Holby City, Doctors, Dalziel and Pascoe, Midsomer Murders, The Royal, The Bill, The Flood, A Bunch of Amateurs, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People, Lady of Sorrows, Domestics, The Stick Up and Maybe Baby.

Forbes Masson plays Defence Counsel Biegler For the Lyric: Dumbstruck (Tron Theatre Production). Other theatre credits includes: Travesties (Apollo/Menier Chocolate Factory); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Theatre Royal Bath); Dr Faustus (Duke of York’s); Mr Foote’s Other Leg (Hampstead/Theatre Royal Haymarket); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC/Garsington Opera); The Ruling Class, Richard III, Macbeth (Trafalgar Studios); The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe (Kensington Gardens) Crackers (Belgrade Theatre); Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet, Ahasverus, Tender Thing, Morte D’ Arthur, The Histories, Twelfth Night, Comedy of Errors, Hamlet, Macbeth, The Grain Store (RSC); King Lear (Headlong/Young Vic/Liverpool Everyman); ART, The Breathing House, STIFF!, Much Ado About Nothing (Royal Lyceum Edinburgh); Trick is to Keep Breathing, The Real Wurld, Dumbstruck, Cinzano, Laurel and Hardy, Cinderella, Babes in the Wood, Sleeping Beauty (Tron Theatre). Film and television credits: Catastrophe, Shetland, Doctors, Dead Boss, EastEnders, Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rock Star, Monarch of the Glen, Hamish Macbeth, Fun at the Funeral Parlour, Supergirly, The High Life, My Dead Dad, Red Dwarf, Taggart, Rab C Nesbitt, Victor and Barry Take the High Road.

Tanya Moodie plays Presiding Judge For the Lyric: The Prince of Homburg (RSC), The Under Room, Chair, A Thousand Stars Explode in the Sky. Other theatre credits include: Trouble In Mind (Ustinov); Hamlet (RSC); Joanne (Soho Theatre); King John (Shakespeare’s Globe); The House That Will Not Stand (Olivier Nomination – Tricycle Theatre); Intimate Apparel (Olivier Nomination – Park Theatre); Fences (Duchess); Catch, ACDC, Fewer Emergencies, Incomplete & Random Acts of Kindness (Royal Court); The Overwhelming, The Darker Face of Earth, The Oedipus Plays (National Theatre); 66 Books (Bush Theatre); Trade, Peer Gynt, Coriolanus, Measure for Measure (RSC); Lysistrata (Arcola Theatre); A Doll’s House, Medea (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Much Ado About Nothing (Salisbury Playhouse); The Vagina Monologues (West End/ UK Tour); Anything Goes (Grange Park Opera); The School for Scandal (RSC/ Barbican Theatre); As You Like It (Bristol Old Vic/ West Yorkshire Playhouse); The Piano Lesson (Tricycle Theatre). Film and television credits include: Legacy, Rabbit Fever, The Tulse Luper Suitcases, The Final Passage, Skins, Sherlock, Lewis, The Body Farm, Holby City, The Street, The Clinic, Casualty, Sea Of Souls, Silent Witness, Promoted to Glory, In Deep, Shane, High Stakes, Always & Everyone, The Bill, Dr Willoughby, Maisie Raine, Boyz Unlimited, So Haunt Me and The Man From Auntie.

Shanaya Rafaat plays Franziska Meiser Theatre credits include: The White Devil (Shakespeare’s Globe); A Tale of Two Cities (Royal & Derngate/UK tour); Great Expectations (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Stateless (Tristan Bates Theatre); Around the World in 80 Days (St James Theatre); King Lear (Shakespeare’s Globe/ International tour); Twelfth Night (The Lion and Unicorn Theatre); The Illusion (Southwark Playhouse); The Malcontent (White Bear Theatre); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC/Roundhouse/International Tour); Judith, Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Blackbird 13, Hayavadana (National Centre for the Performing Arts, Mumbai); The Maids (National Gallery of Modern Art, Mumbai). Film and television credits include: EastEnders, Lewis, Silk, Schadenfreude, Complicit and Honeycomb Lodge.

Ashley Zhangazha plays Lars Koch Theatre credits include: The Lottery of Love (Orange Tree); Human Animals; Belong; Truth and Reconciliation (Royal Court); A Raisin in the Sun (Sheffield Crucible/Eclipse); Image of an Unknown Young Woman (Gate); Ah Wilderness! (Young Vic); Hamlet (Royal Exchange); Venice Preserv’d (Spectator’s Guild); Henry V (Michael Grandage Company/Noel Coward); Fences (Theatre Royal Bath/Duchess); Macbeth (Sheffield Crucible); Richard II (Donmar); King Lear (Donmar/BAM, New York); Danton’s Death (National Theatre). Film and television credits include: Victoria, Doctors, Humans and Ordinary Lies.

Full cast includes Emma Fielding, John Lightbody, Forbes Masson, Tanya Moodie, Shanaya Rafaat and Ashley Zhangazha.

For more information about Terror you can check out the link right here.

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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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