Sophie Okonedo To Star in West End Production of ‘Haunted Child,’ (Running 2 Dec – 14 Jan)

Posted on November 14, 2011 /UK

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Oscar nominated actress Sophie Okonedo (“Hotel Rwanda”) has been cast in Joe Penhall’s play Haunted Child.

Okonedo will play Julie, a mother driven crazy by her child waking up at night after he claims to hear phantom noises, and see ghostly figures prowling around the house. The official synopsis reads:

“A mother is driven half-mad when her young son takes to waking at night, seeing mysterious figures prowling about the house and fixating on his absent father. The play interrogates relationships between parents and children and examines the discomfiting truths behind what we choose to believe.”

Jeremy Herrin directs Okonedo and Ben Daniels in this haunting drama that challenges everything we believe about life.

To book tickets, call the box office at 020 7565 5000, or visit royalcourttheatre.com

(Photo: Jeff Pope)