Casting News: Colin Morgan & Ellie Kendrick make Hampstead Theatre debuts in Gloria

Hampstead Theatre presents the UK premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ Gloria, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2016, directed by Michael Longhurst. Colin Morgan and Ellie Kendrick will make their Hampstead Theatre debuts in this razor-sharp comic drama which focuses on ambition, office warfare and hierarchies, where the only thing that matters is moving up the ladder and selling out to the highest bidder.

New York. A city that runs on ambition – and coffee.

In the offices of a notorious Manhattan magazine, a group of ruthless editorial assistants vie for their bosses’ jobs and a book deal before they’re thirty. But trapped between Starbucks runs, jaded gossip and endless cubicle walls, best-selling memoir fodder is thin on the ground – that is until inspiration arrives with a bang…

Ellie Kendrick’s recent theatre credits include Cyrano de Bergerac (Southwark Playhouse), Pests, The Low Road, In the Republic of Happiness (Royal Court) and Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare’s Globe). Her recent television credits include Game of Thrones, Misfits, Chickens, Being Human, Upstairs Downstairs and The Diary of Anne Frank. Film credits include The Levelling, Whisky Galore, Love is Thicker Than Water, Native, Cheerful Weather for the Wedding and An Education.

Colin Morgan’s theatre credits include Mojo (Harold Pinter Theatre), The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe), Our Private Life (Royal Court), A Prayer For My Daughter, Vernon God Little (Young Vic) and All About My Mother (The Old Vic). Colin’s television credits include The Living and The Dead, Humans, The Fall and Merlin. His film credits include The Huntsman: Winter’s War, Legend, Testament of Youth and Island. Colin also has roles in upcoming films The Happy Prince, Waiting For You and The Rising:1916.

Gloria will run at Hampstead Theatre from 15 June – 22 July

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