Defibrillator, in association with The Actors Centre, today announces the cast for the world première of Gemma Lawrence’s new play Sunnymead Court.
Following the announcement from government that indoor theatre can return with social distancing, Defibrillator, in association with The Actors Centre, today announces the cast for the world première of Gemma Lawrence’s new play Sunnymead Court – the playwright Gemma Lawrence will play Marie, and will be joined by Remmie Milner as Stella in this uplifting and heart-warming queer romance. The production, generously supported by Arts Council England, continues the collaboration between Lawrence and Defibrillator’s James Hillier following the critically acclaimed Not Talking at the Arcola Theatre.
“It’s been hot for days and now the air is heavy with the promise of something else. Thick. With something else.”
From her balcony, Marie blasts out the same tune, every day at 11am. On hers, Stella tends to red geraniums bursting with colour and life.
Sometimes the hardest thing is to say hello.
After a chance encounter in a hailstorm, they start to embark on a new relationship conducted from the safety of their balconies. But when a flurry of miscommunication jeopardises their relationship, will they have the courage to make it work in a world that is changing faster than ever?
The production opens at the Tristan Bates Theatre at The Actors Centre on 24 September, with previews from 22 September, and runs until 3 October. Social distancing measures will be in operation at the Tristan Bates Theatre and throughout The Actors Centre, with a maximum capacity of 28 seats for each performance, with tickets available in singles or pairs only. All patrons, unless they have a known medical condition, will be required to wear a mask at the venue, and for the duration of the 45minute performance. For full details on the measures implemented to ensure audience safety and wellbeing, please visit HERE
Sunnymead Court will be directed by James Hillier and produced by Jack Holden.
Also, acknowledging the new normal, as of today tickets go on sale for the live stream of Sunnymead Court where audiences can catch the show on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.