Roundabout announces lead cast for Thérèse Raquin


The Roundabout Theatre Company have announced further lead casting for their upcoming production of Thérèse Raquin which begins previews on 1 October 2015, and opens officially on 29 October 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54.

Joining the previously announced Keira Knightley (Thérèse) will be Gabriel Ebert (Camille), Matt Ryan (Laurent) and Judith Light (Madame Raquin).

This new adaptation by Helen Edmundson, based upon the novel by Émile Zola, will be directed by Evan Cabnet with designs by Beowulf Boritt, costumes by Jane Greenwood, lighting by Keith Parham and sound by Josh Schmidt.

"A quiet young woman with a restless spirit, Thérèse submits to a loveless life at the side of her weak and selfish husband and her controlling mother-in-law...until she meets his childhood friend Laurent. When their overwhelming passion spins violently out of control, they realize that love can be a dangerous game, and sometimes there is no winner."

Keira Knightly made her West End theatrical debut in Martin Crimp's translation of Molière's comedy 'The Misanthrope', for which she received an Olivier Award nomination as well as an Evening Standard Award nomination for the Natasha Richardson Award. In January 2011, Knightley returned to the Comedy Theatre and starred in Lillian Hellman's 'The Children's Hour', staged by Ian Rickson.

Gabriel Ebert's Roundabout credits include 'Brief Encounter'. His Broadway credits include 'Casa Valentina' and 'Matilda the Musical', for which he won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Musical.

Matt Ryan's credits include 'Henry V' with Jude Law in the West End, 'Hamlet', directed by Michael Grandage for the Donmar in the West End and on Broadway; 'Small Change', directed by Peter Gill for the Donmar Warehouse and two years of leading roles at the RSC for 'The Gunpowder Season'.

Judith Light is currently starring in Amazon Prime's series, 'Transparent'. She received a Tony nomination for the play 'Lombardi', followed by two consecutive Tony and Drama Desk wins for the plays, 'Other Desert Cities' by Jon Robin Baitz and 'The Assembled Parties' by Richard Greenberg.

- by Dom O'Hanlon

Judith Light