Merle Dandridge (Alex Vance/Half Life 2; Marlene/The Last of Us) heads up the cast for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture

We’re really happy to announce the cast for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture – they’ve done an amazing job in bringing the people of Yaughton Valley to life and we’re really excited for you to hear all the performances.

Working with voice director Kate Saxon (Alien: Isolation, Witcher 2, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, Fable 2 & Fable: Journey), and the great team at Side UK (www.side.com) we spent three weeks last autumn rehearsing and recording Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture. The first week we treated the game like a conventional theatre piece, blocking out movement, working the script, improvising around the scenes to hone the performances and the words themselves. We then moved into Mount Pleasant Studios sound stage to spend another two weeks recording. We’re very proud of the results – we think these are a particularly fine group of veteran TV, film and radio actors – and watching them bring the game to life was a real privilege.

One of our aims with Rapture was to bring acting in games to a new level, with world-class performances that can stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the very best TV, film and radio dramas.

It’s an ensemble piece, so here we go, in alphabetical order…

Matthew Aubrey (Made in Dagenham, Black Mirror)

Jonathan Bailey (Five Children & It, W1A, Broadchurch)

Jamie Ballard (Ryse: Son of Rome, Doctors, Black Death)

Jason Baughan (Fable: The Journey, Atlantis)

Susan Brown (The Iron Lady, Game of Thrones, LittleBigPlanet 3)

Kezia Burrows (Alien: Isolation, Remember Me)

Simon Chandler (The Theory of Everything, The King’s Speech)

Lu Corfield (Doctors, Game of Thrones)

Ifan Huw Dafydd (The Indian Doctor, Gavin & Stacey)

Merle Dandridge (The Last of Us, Half Life 2, Sons of Anarchy)

Oliver Dimsdale (Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Count Arthur Strong)

Alison Dowling (The Archers, Driver: San Francisco, The Witcher)

Aimee-Ffion Edwards (Wolf Hall, Peaky Blinders, Luther, Skins)

Simon Lenagan (Survivors, Run Fatboy Run)

Lydia Leonard (Star Wars: The Old Republic, Bloodforge, Whitechapel)

Victor McGuire (Far from the Madding Crowd, Trollied)

David Sterne (Detectorists, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire)

Siân Thomas (Perfume, Atlantis, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix)

Timothy Watson (Dragon Age: Inquisition, Assassin’s Creed: Unity, Mr Selfridge, The Archers)

For more information or to arrange interviews about the cast, recording process, story and script, please contact:

Stephanie@thechineseroom.co.uk