Wednesday, 16 August 2017

New UK tour announced for Luke Norris' GROWTH


Luke Norris’ award winning production of Growth will embark upon a second UK tour this Autumn. The production originally debuted at Paines Plough’s ROUNDABOUT @ SUMMERHALL at Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August 2016 and won a prestigious Fringe First award before touring the UK. 

Dominic Jones will play Tobes with Dafydd Llyr Thomas playing roles including Jared, Joff, Julian, Justin, Jack, Jermaine, Jamie and Joel and Safiyya Ingar will play roles including Beth, Ellie, Lily, Lise, Bess, Billie, Liza and Izzy. Growth will tour to over twenty-five venues across the UK.

It’s a lump in a bag of lumps. It’s fine.”

Tobes is young, free and having a ball. Off.

He’s successfully ignored his lump for two years but it’s starting to get in the way - cramping his style and, worse, affecting his sex life. So now there are pants to be dropped, and decisions to be made… It’s a real ball ache.

Luke Norris is a writer of stage and screen. His play Growth was performed at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 in Paines Plough’s Roundabout, where it won a Fringe First before heading out on a UK tour. He is currently under commission to the Bush Theatre and is writing a new play under attachment to the National Theatre New Work Department. His radio play for BBC Radio 4 The Coming Tide is currently available on iPlayer here.

Luke’s professional debut Goodbye To All That was performed at the Royal Court Jerwood and was widely acclaimed. His next play So Here We Are, won a Bruntwood Judges Award and was nominated for two Manchester Theatre Awards. It debuted at High Tide Festival in September 2015 before transferring to Manchester Royal Exchange. Luke has also written for the National Theatre Connections (Hearts), which played at the Sheffield Crucible and the Shed Theatre at the National. 

For TV Luke writes drama and comedy and has had original ideas under option to Lovely Day and Hat Trick. He was selected to participate in the Channel 4 Screenwriting Course 2014, which led to his original drama script Autumn.

In addition to writing, Luke has appeared on screen as an actor in Poldark, FirstBorn, Skinsand The Inbetweeners. 

Dominic Jones will play Tobes with Dafydd Llyr Thomas playing roles including Jared, Joff, Julian, Justin, Jack, Jermaine, Jamie and Joel and Safiyya Ingar playing roles including Beth, Ellie, Lily, Lise, Bess, Billie, Liza and Izzy. 

Dominic Jones has recently graduated from the Oxford School of Drama. His theatre whilst training included Flare Plath, A Month in the Country, The London Cuckolds, Twelfth Night, Andorra, Cause Celebre, The Light (Royal Court Theatre), If and When and Attempts on her Life (both Soho Theatre). 

Dafydd Llyr Thomas trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. His previous stage credits include Cyrano de Bergerac (Theatr Clwyd), The Havest (Theatre Royal Bath), The Witch of Edmonton (Royal Shakespeare Company), Mametz (National Theatre wales), Wendy and Peter (Royal Shakespeare Company) and The Welsh Atlantis (Latitude Festival). 

In addition to his work on stage, Dafydd’s television credits include Ordinary Lives 2, Aliens, Stella, Scrotal Recall, Casualty, Quick Cuts, Zanzibar and Ar Y Tracs. His film credits include A Long Way Down and Hunky Dory. 

Safiyya Ingar is delighted to be making her professional debut in Growth. She recently completed her BA Acting (Hons) at Arts Educational Schools in London and her credits whilst training included The Crucible, The Frontline and Sunny.
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