The Royal Court Theatre has announced casting for its forthcoming production of Jim Cartwright’s award-winning play Road which is to be presented from 21 July to 9 September 2017. The cast includes Michelle Fairley (The Weir – West End and Broadway, Dancing at Lughnasa – Old Vic), Mark Hadfield ( The Libertine – West End and Bath, The Painkiller– West End), Faye Marsay (TV- Bancroft, Game Of Thrones), Mike Noble (The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time – National, Game – Almeida), Dan Parr (Romeo and Juliet, Kes – West Yorkshire Playhouse, Hamlet – Barbican) Lemn Sissay (The Report – Royal Court, Refugee Boy – West Yorkshire Playhouse), June Watson (Escaped Alone – Royal Court and New York, The Cripple of Inishman – West End and Broadway), Liz White (The One With The Oven – Royal Court, Electra – Old Vic) and Shane Zaza (Hang and Oxford … Read more
The Rise and Fall of Little Voice will be the last production presented at the Union Theatre at its current location. Leading the cast is Charlotte Gordon (Memphis, Viva Forever) as Mari Hoff, Ken Christiansen (Lord Of The Flies, An Inspector Calls) as Ray Say and Carly Thoms (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Sound Of Music) as LV. Pther cast includes Glenn Adamson as Billy, Mandy Dassa as Sadie and James Peake as Mr Boo/Phone Man. The Olivier Award winning comedy by Jim Cartwright, tells the story of LV, a painfully shy girl who spends most of her time listening to her late father’s collection of old records and perfecting her astonishing impersonations of classic divas. But when her mother’s scheming boyfriend attempts to create the show of the century with Little Voice as its star – will all go according to plan? Or will LV find her voice in another way? … Read more
Ultimately, TWO is a very fine night out at the theatre that zips through its eighty-minute length in no time, leaving you full of admiration at such detailed building of narrative and character with rare economy of means and a wide emotional palette. The revival is fully deserved and richly rewarding on every level.