Tamsin Greig and Jessica Hynes join cast for play's UK premiere


Actresses Tamsin Greig and Jessica Hynes have been announced as part of the cast for the UK premiere of play The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide To Capitalism And Socialism With A Key To The Scriptures.

Former Royal Shakespeare Company artistic director Michael Boyd is helming a newly-revised version of the script by Pulitzer-prize winner Tony Kushner, with a cast that also includes veteran actor David Calder, Harry Potter's Katie Leung and In The Flesh star Luke Newberry.

Episodes' actress Tamsin Greig will play Empty (Yui Mok/PA)

Episodes actress Tamsin will play the role of Empty at Hampstead Theatre from October 15 to November 26.

Set in New York in 2007, the play follows Gus Marcantonio, retired longshoreman and former trade union organiser, who feels that the world has turned its back on everything he has fought for in life.

Katie Leung, who played Cho Chang in Happy Potter, will also star (Ian West/PA)

With his sister, he summons his three children back home to their Brooklyn brownstone for a final and most unusual family reunion.

Daniel Flynn, Sara Kestelman, Lex Shrapnel, Katy Stephens and Rhashan Stone also star.