Northern Broadsides Launches SHE STOOPS TO CONQUER Autumn 2014 Tour Today
Northern Broadsides' autumn production of Oliver Goldsmith's She Stoops to Conquer begins today, August 29, 2014.
Directed by Conrad Nelson, the She Stoops to Conquer cast will feature Jon Trenchard (A Midsummer's Night Dream and Swallows and Amazons, Bristol Old Vic and A Government Inspector, Northern Broadsides) as Tony Lumpkin; Lauryn Redding (An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides) as Miss Neville; Guy Lewis ( Twelfth Night, Regent's Park) as Hastings; Alan McMahon (Wind in the Willows, Birmingham Repertory Theatre )as Servant and other role; Howard Chadwick (A Government Inspector, Northern Broadsides ) as Mr Hardcastle; Gilly Tompkins (Brassed Off, York Theatre Royal, Octagon Theatre and the Touring Theatre Consortium and Rutherford and Son, Northern Broadsides) as Mrs Hardcastle; Oliver Gomm (The School for Scheming, Orange Tree Theatre) as Young Marlow; Andrew Price (1984, Northern Broadsides) as Sir Charles Marlow; Hannah Edwards (Inherit the Wind, New Vic, Stoke) as Miss Harcastle; Andrew Whitehead (An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides ) as Diggory and Robert Took (Don't Shoot The Messenger, Mikron Theatre) as the other roles.
The production is designed by Jessica Worrall (We are Three Sisters, Northern Broadsides with Lighting by Mark Howland (An August Bank Holiday Lark, Northern Broadsides) and music by Rebekah Hughes (The Grand Gesture, Northern Broadsides).
Relocated, in true Northern Broadsides style, from the West Country to the North of England, Goldsmith's 1773 play is a celebrated story of class, courtship and dysfunctional families. Tongue-tied, uptight Charles Marlow needs a lesson in the art of love. He longs for a wife, but finds it easier to have a bit on the side. Barmaid Kate seems fair game - but there's more to her than meets the eye.
Set against the increasingly chaotic proceedings of one very long night, She Stoops to Conquer is filled with ludicrous misunderstandings, larger than life characters, outrageous frocks and wigs and plenty of mischief and mayhem.
She Stoops to Conquer will open at The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax from today, 29 Aug to 6 September and then tour till December 13 to Lancaster, Kingston, Oxford, Harrogate, Cheltenham, Winchester, Scarborough, Leeds, Stoke, Liverpool, York, Huddersfield and Salford Quays. Press night will be on Wednesday 3 September at The Viaduct Theatre, Halifax.
For more info visit www.northern-broadsides.co.uk.