The show will star Michael Gambon as Hirst, David Bradley as Spooner, David Walliams as Spooner, and Nick Dunning as Briggs. It will feature sets and costumes by Giles Cadle, lighting by Neil Austin, and sound design and original music by Adam Cork.
Goold won the Olivier for his recent production of Macbeth, starring Patrick Stewart, which played the Chichester Festival, the West End, and New York's Brooklyn Academy of Music, before landing on Broadway for an eight-week run. His other stage credits include Paradise Lost and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot, and he is set to direct a revival of the musical Oliver! in London later this year.