Thursday, 2 October 2014

Cast announced for ANOTHER PLACE at the Theatre Royal Plymouth

Leah Brotherhead, Anna Elijasz, Rob Heaps and Robert Lonsdale will form the cast of the world premiere of DC Moore’s new play Another Place, produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth and previewing in The Drum from 6 November 2014.

Following his critically acclaimed The Empire at the Royal Court Theatre (a Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production), andThe Swan at the National Theatre, DC Moore’s Another Place is a compelling play about our obsession to uncover the secrets of space, and the tragedy of what we leave behind. Full of dark humour, razor-sharp wit and intricately portrayed characters, this is a gripping play about what it means to be human. Directed by Jo McInnes.
When Earth is the loneliest planet, where else is there to go?

Paul is a specialist in cognitive behaviour, tasked with designing a 20-year mission to Mars. Daniel is a husband and new father struggling with the reality of marriage and the monotony of everyday life. Nat is a twin sister, disillusioned by the world’s obsession with space travel and sorry that she didn’t say goodbye. And Amy asks a lot of questions…

Leah Brotherhead (Amy) is currently appearing as Jane Seymour in the acclaimed West End/RSC productions of Wolf Halland Bring Up The Bodies. Other theatre credits include Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Dr Faustus(WYP/Glasgow Citizens Theatre), DNA (Hulll Truck) and The Kitchen Sink (Bush).

Anna Elijasz will play Nat. Her recent credits include As You Like It (Transport), Tu I Teraz (Hampstead/Mercury Colchester) and Invisible (Transport). She also appears in DC Moore’s Channel 4 series Cut.

Rob Heaps (Paul) recently appeared alongside Frank Langella in King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and on Broadway. His other stage credits include Pioneer (Curious Directive), Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), South Downs/The Browning Version (Chichester Festival/West End) and The Notebook of Trigorin (Finborough)
Robert Lonsdale (Daniel) was nominated for a Whatsonstage Award for Best Actor for his role in the West End production of From Here To Eternity in 2013, and for a Manchester Theatre Award for his role as Luke in Brilliant Adventures at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Other theatre credits include Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse), La Bete (West End) andThe Indian Wants The Bronx (Young Vic).

Another Place will be directed by Jo McInnes, and is a Theatre Royal Plymouth production, following recent successesMADMANSolid Air and Forever House.

DC Moore’s previous work includes Straight (Sheffield Theatres/Bush Theatre), The Swan (National Theatre), The Empire(Royal Court/Theatre Royal Plymouth), Home (Channel 4 Coming Up) and Alaska (Royal Court Theatre). He is under commission to the Royal Court and National Theatres. For television he is currently writing an original 6-part comedy drama series called Cut with Clerkenwell Films for Channel 4 and is working with Abi Morgan on an adaptation of thriller novel HOME BEFORE DARK, writing two of the four parts with Cowboy Films for Channel 4.

Jo McInnes’ directing credits include Vera, Vera, VeraRed Bud (both Royal Court Theatre) and Marine Parade (Brighton Festival). She has also worked extensively as an actress in film, television and in theatre, including at the RSC and the National Theatre. In 2003 she co-founded A.P.E Theatre Company.

Theatre Royal Plymouth has built a national reputation for its specialist contemporary work producing provocative, intriguing, ambitious theatre by commissioning and working with some of the very best regional, national and international writers, artists and directors.  In addition, TRP has been a long term collaborator and supporter of some of the most exciting theatre companies of our times including Frantic Assembly, Ontroerend Goed, Paines Plough and Told By An Idiot. 

Since becoming Artistic Director, Simon Stokes has established the Theatre as one of the UK’s most influential and prolific venues for new writing. On his watch, TRP has commissioned, produced and co-produced more than 60 new productions, encouraging, supporting and premiering work by such names as Abi Morgan, Mike Bartlett, Anthony Neilson, Rona Munro, debbie tucker green, Alecky Blythe, Mark Ravenhill, Lucinda Coxon, Bryony Lavery, Chris Goode, Gregory Burke, Frantic Assembly, Philip Ridley, Doug Lucie and Ontroerend Goed, among many others.

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