Casting has been announced for the World Premiere of Alexander Matthews’ My One True Friend at London’s Tristran Bates Theatre in August 2019.
Antony Law will direct Theo Bamber (Gordon), Mensah Bediako (Kapenie), Suzanna Hamilton (Lady L), Lucy Lowe (Oonagh), and Joseph Rowe (George) in the World Premiere of My One True Friend. The production opens on 27 August at Tristan Bates Theatre, with previews from 21 August, and runs until 14 September 2019.
1970 Rhodesia. Two families, two different lives.
Preparations are in hand for the irascible Lady L’s birthday party but her children are there not for family loyalty or celebration but to claim what they feel is rightly theirs. On another part of the estate Kapenie and his grandson argue about loyalty. Kapenie is loyal to a family but not his own and the generational divide is splitting even wider.
Set against a backdrop of prejudice and inequality, My One True Friend has a profound and life-altering friendship at its heart.
Alexander Matthews today said, “Unfortunately racism is still with us. It refuses to go away. I believe that humanity will not survive without tolerance – and racial tolerance is part of that necessity. Through writing this play I hope to enliven the conversation surrounding the prejudices that we see and, in some cases, tolerate in our own lives. I’m also very pleased to, once again, bring my work to the Tristan Bates Theatre this summer.”
My One True Friend is direcetd by Antony Law, designed by Adsrian Gee, lighting design by Chris Barnham, sound design by Karen Dziuba and casting by Kate Plantin CDG.