Friday, 11 July 2014

Tricycle Theatre's RED VELVET to air on BBC Radio 4


Following highly acclaimed runs at Tricycle Theatre and St Anne’s Warehouse in New York, Red Velvet is now set to air on BBC Radio 4 for the first time.

Red Velvet was Indhu Rubasingham’s inaugural production as Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre. Written by Lolita Chakrabarti, the production was nominated for an Olivier Award. Chakrabarti went on to win the Critics’ Circle andEvening Standard Awards for Most Promising Playwright and Adrian Lester was awarded Best Actor (Critics’ Circle Awards).

Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But, as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?
Imagined experiences based on the true story of Ira Aldridge.
Produced by: Abigail le Fleming (BBC)
Director: Indhu Rubasingham

Cast includes; Adrian Lester (Ira Aldridge), Charlotte Lucas (Ellen), Eugene O’Hare (Pierre), Oliver Ryan (Charles), Rachel Finnegan (Halina/Betty/Margaret), Simon Chandler (Terence/Bernard), Nic Jackman (Henry/Casimir), Natasha Gordon (Connie)

Saturday 19 July at 2.30pm on BBC RADIO 4
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