Cast Announced for European Premiere of The Unbuilt City

Last Updated on 22nd April 2018

Sandra Dickinson and Jonathan Chambers to star in the European premiere of The Unbuilt City at the King’s Head Theatre.


The Unbuilt City
Sandra Dickinson and Jonathan Chambers star in The Unbuilt City


Casting has been announced for the European premiere of Keith Bunin’s play The Unbuilt City which is to be presented at the King’s Head Theatre from 6 – 30 June 2018.

On a cold afternoon in February, Jonah knocks on the door of a townhouse in Brooklyn Heights. He’s come to ask Claudia to sell her famously secret collection to a university archive. But in order to do that, he’ll have to persuade her to reveal her own enigmatic past, and to illuminate a series of mysteries about the nature of love, legacy and the untold history of New York City.

Sandra Dickinson is to play Claudia. Sandra recently starred as Lucille Ball in I Loved Lucy at the Arts Theatre in the West End. Born in Washington DC, Sandra Dickinson found fame in the UK in the 1970s as the star of Birds Eye beefburger TV adverts. They established her in a succession of American ‘dumb blonde’ roles, and it was many years before she was able to shake that image. She has since enjoyed a prolific career on stage and screen. Her West End shows include Singin’ In The Rain, A Streetcar Named Desire, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Not About Nightingales(NT and Broadway) and Orpheus Descending (Donmar Warehouse). Her films include Steven Spielberg’s 2018 release Ready Player One, Malice In Wonderland, Supergirl and Superman III. Among many TV roles she is probably best known as Trillian in the cult sci-fi TV series The Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy. She can be heard voicing various roles in Gumball, Counterfeit Cat and she is the voice of Grandma Tracy in ITV’s Thunderbirds Are Go.

Jonathan Chambers is to play Jonah. Jonathan was born in Jamaica and trained at the Arts Educational Schools and The Royal Academy of Music.Theatre Includes: Doubt, A Parable (Southwark Playhouse), Chiggerfoot Boys (Tara Arts), Jeremy Corbyn, The Motorcycle Diaries (Waterloo East), Going UP (Dublin LGBT Theatre Festival), Make and Model (Bush Theatre), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Atheist (St James Theatre Studio & The Lion and Unicorn Theatre), Danny and the Deep Blue Sea (Southwark Playhouse), The Ballad of Benny Junior (Riverside Studios), The Legend of Bella Rosa (Tristan Bates Theatre), Living Under One Roof (Nottingham Concert Hall), Incendiary (Oval House). Television & Film Includes: Casualty (BBC), Throw of a Dice (CVS Films).

The Unbuilt City is directed by Glen Walford and produced by Making Productions and Graffiti Productions.


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