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London News See Who's Joining Tom Felton in A Child of Science World Premiere at Bristol Old Vic

The new play from Gareth Farr digs into the creation of IVF, with performances beginning June 5.

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Bristol Old Vic has unveiled full casting for its upcoming world premiere of Gareth Farr's A Child of Science, set to be led by Harry Potter film star Tom Felton, as previously announced. Performances will begin June 5 at the U.K. theatre with opening night set for June 11. The run will continue through July 6.

Felton will star as Robert Edwards, one of the doctors that helped pioneer the practice of IVF in fertility treatment. He will be joined by Jamie Glover as Patrick Steptoe, Meg Bellamy as Jean Purdy, Adelle Leonce as Margaret, Sonoya Mizuno as Lillian Lincoln Howell, and Sheena Steptoe. The company will also include Saikat Ahamed, Gruffudd Glyn, Bobby Hirston, Amy Loughton, Bebe Sanders, and Everal A Walsh.

Matthew Dunster is directing the new work, which tracks the creation of the revolutionary treatment. The project is personal for both Dunster and Farr, both of whom had children via IVF.

The production will feature scenic design by Anna Fleischle, costume design by Angelica Rush, lighting design by Sally Ferguson, sound design by Holly Khan, music by Genevieve Dawson, video design by Gino Ricardo Green, and hair and make-up design by Zoë Louise Gale. Casting is by Matilda James.

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