Friday, 5 July 2013

‘FOG’ ANNOUNCES UK TOUR AFTER SUCCESSFUL SELL-OUT RUN AT THE FINBOROUGH THEATRE


Following a highly successful run at the Finborough Theatre in 2012, AGF Productions pleased to officially announce the UK Tour of FOG by Tash Fairbanks and Toby Wharton in the Autumn of 2013. Toby Wharton will again be starring as Gary, with direction again by multi-award-winning writer/director Ché Walker, whose credits include Been So Long (The Royal Court Theatre and  The Young Vic London), The Frontline (The Globe, London) and His Greatness (Finborough Theatre, London). The project is supported by the Arts Council England.

Two families: one white and dysfunctional, the other black and aspiring. Gary and Lou were put into care as young children by their soldier father, Cannon, following the untimely death of their mother. Ten years later, Cannon returns, expecting to reassemble his family around him. But he feels a stranger in this ‘new’ England of broken promises. And nothing could prepare him for the damage that abandonment and an inadequate care system has wreaked on his kids. He desperately tries to repair what has been broken, but is it all too little too late?


FOG is a unique collaboration between a male actor in his 20s and an established female writer/performer in her 60s. Tash was the partner of Toby’s mother. For a teenage grime MC, mindful of his street cred, having a lesbian mum was a definite disadvantage, so relations with her partner were slow to warm up.
It took Toby’s auditions to drama school, weeks of working together through extended Shakespearean metaphors and iambic pentameters, to forge a common bond. But when it came to Toby’s third-round audition to RADA, he was short of just the right modern piece. So they wrote one. The RADA panel loved it, and wanted to read the whole play. Tash and Toby already had a character and half page of dialogue... so, FOG was born.

FOG will visit the following venues this Autumn:

10th - 12th Sept   Tron Theatre, Glasgow
13th - 14th Sept   Nottingham Playhouse
17th - 18th Sept   The Garage, Norwich
19th - 21st Sept   Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham
24th Sept - 5th Oct   Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol
21st Oct - 9th Nov   Park Theatre, London
11th Nov           The Place, Bedford

First performed at the Finborough Theatre, London. Neil McPherson, Artistic Director.

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