Richard Standing, Lisa Howard & More Set for Pilot Theatre, Slung Low & York Theatre Royal's BLOOD + CHOCOLATE
Pilot Theatre, Slung Low and York Theatre Royal are delighted to announce full casting for the eagerly awaited autumn promenade production of Mike Kenny's BLOOD + CHOCOLATE.
Directed by Slung Low's artistic director Alan Lane, BLOOD + CHOCOLATE will feature a cast of four professional actors, as well as 190 community actors from the city of York and beyond.
Blood + Chocolate's cast will feature Richard Standing, who received much praise for his performance as Martin in the critically acclaimed Jonathan Miler production of Rutherford & Son for Northern Broadsides, as Conscience; Luke Adamson (Brassed Off & Enjoy, York Theatre Royal) as George; Lisa Howard (Big Society, Red Ladder Theatre Company & Loves Labour's Lost, Northern Broadsides) as Mother and Jo Mousley (David Copperfield, Oldham Coliseum and Corrie!, National tour) as Sarah.
Performed as a promenade production, Blood + Chocolate will use the city of York as its backdrop and tell the inspiring stories of the workers and owners of York's chocolate factories during the First World War alongside those of the young men involved in the terrible conflict.
Blood + Chocolate, which is one of the largest productions ever staged in the City of York will also feature 100 choir members; 60 costume makers; 30 stage managers; 15 sound team; 30 promotions group members; 32 photographers; 60 administrators and over 100 Front of House staff.
Blood + Chocolate will run in the City of York from 3-20 October
For further information on Blood + Chocolate visit www.pilot-theatre.com
For tickets call the York Theatre Royal Box Office on 01904 623568 or visit www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk
Photo by Nobby Clark