Casting Announced for prèmiere of Gods and Monsters

Ian Gelder - Kevan Lannister in the epic TV drama series Game of Thrones - is to play Frankenstein director James Whale and Will Austin is gardener Clayton Boone, who becomes the object of Whale’s obsession, in the world prèmiere of Gods and Monsters at Southwark Playhouse.

Gods and Monsters, directed by Russell Labey, produced by Danielle Tarento, will receive its world prèmiere in a five-week season from Thursday February 5 - Saturday 7 March.

Gods and Monsters, directed by Russell Labey, produced by Danielle Tarento, will receive its world prèmiere in a five-week season from Thursday February 5 - Saturday 7 March. 

Ian Gelder’s distinguished stage career includes playing Marcus Andronicus in Lucy Bailey’s acclaimed, ultra-gory productuon of Titus Andronicus at Shakespeare’s Globe, Jack Bryant in Roots at the Donmar Warehouse, Kent in Michael Attenborough’s King Lear at the Ameida, The Low Road at the Royal Court, and Larry in Company at Sheffield Crucible. On TV he has featured in Mr Selfridge, Endeavour, and Psychoville.

Will Austin has just finished filming Mission Impossible 5 with Tom Cruise. He was in 24: Die Another Day alongside Kiefer Sutherland and Danny Boyle’s Babylon. Gods and Monsters marks his professional London stage debut.

The rest of the cast are:

Lachele Carl. Her TV roles include playing Tip Hagen, US Secretary of State, in The Honourable Woman and series regular Trinity Wells in Dr Who, Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures. On stage she has just appeared in the acclaimed production of A Streetcar Named Desire with Gillian Anderson at the Young Vic.

Will Rastall was Serius in Game of Thrones. At Theatre 503 in London he recently appeared in both Mock Tudor and Daddy Took My Debt Away.

Joey Phillips has just graduated from Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Gods and Monsters marks his professional London stage debut.