Reasons to Stay Alive Tour – Casting announced for Sheffield Theatres’ and English Touring Theatre’s Co-production.
Sheffield Theatres and English Touring Theatre today announce the full cast for their co-production of the world première of Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive imagined for the stage by Jonathan Watkins and with text by April De Angelis.
At 24 Matt’s world collapsed under the weight of depression. This is the true story of his journey out of crisis; a profoundly uplifting exploration of living and loving better. The first theatrical adaptation of Matt Haig’s frank and funny bestseller. This play with music and movement, imagined for the stage by Jonathan Watkins, celebrates what it means to be alive.
Jonathan Watkins directs Phil Cheadle (Older Matt), Chris Donnelly (Dad), Janet Etuk (Andrea), Mike Noble (Younger Matt), Dilek Rose (Dawn/Jenny/Rose) and Connie Walker (Mum).
The production opens on 18 September, with previews from 13 September and runs at Sheffield Theatres until 28 September, ahead of a tour to Bristol, Huddersfield, Newcastle, Manchester, York and Leeds.
Reasons To Be Alive is directed by Jonathan Watkins, designed by Simon Daw, lighting design by Jessica Hung Han Yun, composition by Alex Baranowski, sound design by Nick Greenhill and casting by Lucy Casson.
REASONS TO STAY ALIVE
1 – 5 October 2019
Bristol Old Vic
8 – 12 October 2019
Lawrence Batley Theatre
15 – 19 October 2019
29 October – 2 November 2019
5 – 9 November 2019
York Theatre Royal