ARCHIMEDES' PRINCIPLE Makes UK Premiere at Park Theatre Tonight
Winner of the 36th Premi Born de Teatre and the Barcelona Theatre Institute's Staging Projects Award (2011), El Principi d'Arquimedes by Catalan playwright Josep Maria Miró i Coromina comes to the Park Theatre for the UK premiere of the English translation by Dustin Langan, Archimedes' Principle. The production opens tonight, 17 April, and runs until 11 May in Park90.
How safe are our children in the care of a stranger? How much do we know about the people we work with? How far would we go to protect ourselves? In a town haunted by an incident at the nearby Scouts centre, regular swimming lessons come to a halt when an instructor is accused of inappropriately touching a child during a lesson and the dangers of social media creep to the surface. When history appears to repeat itself, what
can we do but expect the worst?
Following an award-winning sell-out run in Spain, this edgy, pertinent, contemporary drama now comes to London with a cast comprising of Lee Knight (Much Ado About Nothing, Wyndhams Theatre), Julian Sims (Chicago, Cambridge Theatre), Kathryn Worth (Strindberg's Apartment, Faction Theatre Company) and Matt Bradley-Robinson (Advice for the Young at Heart, UK tour). Miró i Coromina is most famous for Gang-Bang (National Theatre of Catalyuna), which saw him take on religion with bondage-gear-wearing priests.
Stories of paedophilia have recently dominated the news and, alongside the social paranoia of the digital world and the prevalence of social media, Miró i Coromina taps into our current fears. Described as the hit of the Grec Festival (La Vanguardia) and magnificent, unmissable (Time Out Barcelona), this contemporary drama will no doubt divide opinions. Head down to Park Theatre, listen to the evidence and decide for yourself.
The cast includes Lee Knight as Brandon, Kathryn Worth as Anna, Matt Bradley-Robinson as Matt, and Julian Sims as David.
Lee Knight trained at Drama Centre and his Theatre credits include; Much Ado About Nothing (Wyndhams Theatre), Drama at Inish (Finborough Theatre), Colors (Tristan Bates Theatre), The Visionary (Old Red Lion). Film credits include Harry Potter & The Goblet of Fire.
Kathryn Worth trained at RADA in the 80s. After a break from acting she starred opposite Tom Hiddleston in Joanna Hogg's acclaimed first feature, Unrelated.Other feature films include Vitality, Through the Lens, The Fighter's Ballad and Mrs Palfrey at the Claremont. She's also worked on TV (Doctors, Genie in the House) and made several short films - including three prize-winners. Kathryn has worked extensively in theatre. Recent projects Toujours et Pres de Toi with Opera Erratica at Hoxton Hall, and Belvedere, which received five star reviews at the Brighton Festival and opens in London later this year.
Matt Bradley-Robinson graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts in 2013 with a BA (Hons) in Acting. He is delighted to be part of the UK Premiere of Archimedes' Principle. Theatre credits include Sam in Advice for the Young at Heart (UK Tour), Hugo in A Butcher of Distinction (Cockpit Theatre) and Clem, Andy & Johnno in Theatre Centre's Skylines Showcase. Whilst training his credits include Huggins/Goodman in There Is A War (Jacksons Lane), Eva in Kimalia (Bernie Grant Arts Centre), Alexander Goffe in Cressida (Karamel club), Trebonius in Julius Caesar (Karamel Club), Dino in The Rink, Martin in Through a Glass Darkly, Parolles in All's Well That Ends Well. Radio credits: D'Artagnan in The Three Musketeers.
For more information visit parktheatre.co.uk or call 020 7870 6876. Tickets are Previews (15th and 16th April): £15, Adults: £19.50, Concessions: £16, and £12 Tuesdays for N4 residents and for under 25s (proof required).