The Royal Court Theatre announces that Gary Beadle, Gershwyn Eustache Jnr, Lashana Lynch, Shvorne Marks and Meera Syal have been cast in the new play – a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) written and directed by debbie tucker green.
‘It’s not always all about you.’
Three couples. What might be. What once was. What could have been.
debbie tucker green returns to the Royal Court following, hang which ran in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs in 2015.
debbie tucker green (writer/director) For the Royal Court: hang, truth & reconciliation, random, stoning mary – Other theatre includes: nut (National); generations (Young Vic); trade (RSC/RSC at Soho); born bad (Hampstead); dirty butterfly (Soho) – Film includes: second coming, random – Radio includes: lament, gone, random, handprint, freefall – Directing includes: nut, hang, truth & reconciliation, random (theatre); second coming, random (film); lament, gone, random (radio) – Awards include: Radio Academy Arias Gold Award (lament); International Film Festival Rotterdam Big Screen Award (second coming); BAFTA for Best Single Drama (random); Black International Film Award for Best UK Film (random); OBIE Award Special Citation (born bad); Olivier Award for Most Promising Newcomer (born bad).
Gary Beadle (Man) For the Royal Court: Sucker Punch, God’s Second In Command – Other theatre includes: Now We Are Here (Young Vic); Les Blancs, Black Poppies (National); Hapgood (Hampstead); The Whipping Man (Theatre Royal, Plymouth); The Rise & Shine of Comrade Fiasco (Gate); Skipping Rope, You Know Who You Are (Talawa), Banksy: The Room in the Elephant (Tobacco Factory/Edinburgh Festival Fringe/UK tour); Blue Remembered Hills (Chichester Festival); Family Man, Alterations (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Top Dog/Under Dog (Crucible, Sheffield); The Memory of Water (Watford Palace); Generations of the Dead in the Abyss of Coney Island Madness (Contact); Ticker Tape & V Signs (7:84); Welcome Home Jacko (BTC, New York); Moby Dick (Royal Exchange, Manchester); Club Mix (Riverside Studios) – Television includes: Silent Witness, Grantchester, Death In Paradise, The Interceptor, Doctors, Common Ground, Crime Stories, Hustle, Casualty, Kerrching, Little Britain, Holby City, EastEnders, Family Affairs, The Bill, Absolutely Fabulous, Born to Run, Glam Metal Detectives, Shall I Be Mother, Murphy’s Mob, The Lenny Henry Show, Honeymoon, Just Like Mohicans, Club Mix, Radical Chambers, I Love Keith Allen, Making Out, Crying Game, Wail of the Banshee, Space Virgins From Planet Sex Queen of the Wild, The Detectives. Film includes: In the Heart of the Sea, Cockneys vs Zombies, ‘Til Death Us Do Part, Wit, The Imitators, Driven, Memoirs of a Survivor, Fords on Water, Absolute Beginners, Playing Away, Cresta Run, White Mischief.
Gershwyn Eustache Jnr (B) Theatre includes: The Royale (Bush); The Comedy of Errors, Macbeth on Film (Globe); Home, nut (National); Romeo & Juliet (Custom Practice/UK tour) – Television includes: Britannia, Fortitude, Legends, Peter Pan, Run, New Worlds. Film includes: The Yellow Birds, Second Coming, Starred Up.
Lashana Lynch (A) Theatre includes: Educating Rita (Chichester Festival); Dog Days (503); Roadkill (Pachamama); Romeo & Juliet (National); Slave (Lowry); Some Like It Hip Hop (ZooNation/Sadler’s Wells) – Television includes: Still Star Crossed, Death in Paradise, Doctors, Crims, Atlantis, Top Coppers, The 7:39, Silent Witness, The Bill. Film includes: Brotherhood, Fast Girls, Powder Room.
Shvorne Marks (Young Woman) Theatre includes: Deny Deny Deny (Park); House (Clean Break/Yard); The Brink, Macbeth (Orange Tree); Flare Path (UK tour); The Witch of Edmonton (RSC); Some Other Mother (Traverse/Tron); Home (The Last Refuge); Trust Fund (Bush); Seasoned (Tobacco Factory). – Television includes: Endeavour, Holby City – Radio includes: Assata Shakur.
Meera Syal (Woman) For the Royal Court: If You Don’t Let Us Dream We Won’t Let You Sleep, Serious Money (& West End/Broadway), The Great Celestial Cow, Minor Complications, True Dare Kiss, Byrthrite – Other theatre includes: Romeo & Juliet (Kenneth Branagh/West End); Behind the Beautiful Forevers, Rafta Rafta, Peer Gynt (National); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC); The Killing of Sister George (Arts); Shirley Valentine (Menier/Trafalgar); Bombay Dreams (Really Useful/West End); The Vagina Monologues (Old Vic/West End/Broadway); One of Us (Edinburgh International Festival/Off-Broadway); Kissing God (Hampstead); Blood Wedding (Half Moon & UK Tour); The School for Scandal (Bristol Old Vic); Kirti Sona & Ba (Haymarket, Leicester); My Girl (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Goodness Gracious Me (UK tour) – Television includes: Riviera, Walliams & Friends, The Musketeers, Midsomer Murders, Broadchurch, The Brink, The Boy in the Dress, Psychobitches, The Job Lot, The Kumars at No. 42, Crackanory, Silk, Bollywood Carmen, Family Tree, Hunted, Mr Swallow, The Jury, Doctor Who, Little Crackers, Jekyll, The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, The Secretary Who Stole £4 Million, Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee, Goodness Gracious Me, Who Do You Think You Are?, Linda Green, Fat Friends, Mrs Bradley Mysteries, Absolutely Fabulous, Sean’s Show, Jo Brand’s Through the Cakehole, My Sister Wife, Crossing the Floor, The Real McCoy, Kinsey, A Little Princess, Secret Diary of Adrian Mole. Film includes: Murder on the Orient Express, Paddington 2, The Nutcracker & the Four Realms, Dr Strange, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Absolutely Anything, All in Good Time, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, Desert Flower, Mad Sad & Bad, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Scoop, Anita & Me, Girls Night, Beautiful Thing, It’s Not Unusual, A Nice Arrangement, Sammy & Rosie Get Laid – Radio includes: Small Town Murder, Bindi Business, Everyday Story of Afghan Folk, Leaving Normal, Kipling in Love, Verse Universe, Ladies Excuse Me, Poetry Please, Wicked Words, Morning Story, Book At Bedtime, Pankhiraj, Goodness Gracious Me – Awards include: WhatsOnStage Award for Best Solo Performance (Shirley Valentine).
a profoundly affectionate, passionate devotion to someone (-noun) runs at the Jerwood Theatre upstairs at the Royal Court Theatre, Tuesday 28th February – Saturday 1 April 2017
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