Henry Goodman, Josie Lawrence and Chizzy Akudolu are to join Freddie Fox in the UK premiere of Edmond de Bergerac, which opens in Birmingham next month.
The production has also announced further tour dates in York, Northampton, Cambridge and Richmond.
It is the English language premiere of Alexis Michalik’s comedy, which won five Moliére awards and has been playing in Paris since 2016. The play has been translated by Jeremy Sams and will be directed by Roxana Silbert, artistic director of the Birmingham Repertory Theatre, where in opens on March 15.
The play tells the story behind the creation of Cyrano de Bergerac, and Fox will play its author Edmond Rostand.
It runs in Birmingham until March 30, before touring until May 4, where it closes in Richmond.
The production has design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Rick Fisher, sound by Dan Hoole and music by Dave Price. Liam Steel will act as movement director, while Stephen Kemble will be the production’s voice director. Casting is by Amy Ball.
Edmond de Bergerac is produced by Birmingham Rep and Adam Blanshay Productions, in association with Nicholas Talar.