Alun Armstrong, Kenneth Cranham and Greg Hicks to star in plays at Ustinov Studio

Alun Armstrong. Photo: BBC
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Alun Armstrong, Kenneth Cranham and Greg Hicks are set to appear in productions at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio as part of its autumn season.

The season of three black comedies begins next month and includes Play Strindberg, The Father and Exit the King.

Armstrong, who won an Olivier award in 1994 and is known for his role in BBC drama New Tricks, will star in a new translation of Eugene Ionesco’s Exit The King.

Directed by Laurence Boswell, it will run from November 20 to December 20, with press night on November 26

Cranham stars alongside Lia Williams in the UK premiere of Florian Zeller’s The Father, which runs from October 16 to November 15, with press night on October 22.

Cranham’s stage credits include The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre, Entertaining Mr Sloane at the Duke of York’s Theatre and Gaslight at the Old Vic.

Hicks, Sally Dexter and Richard Clothier will star in Play Strindberg by Friedrich Durrenmatt, which opens the season running from September 11 to October 11, with press night on September 17.