HARRY POTTER'S Georgina Leonidas and More Set for London Revival of THAT FACE; Full Cast Announced
Full casting is announced today for That Face, the debut play from award-winning playwright Polly Stenham, which will have its first London revival at the Landor Theatre from Tuesday 12 November to Sunday 1 December (press night Thursday 14 November).
The cast features Caroline Wildi as Martha, Rory Fleck Byrne as Henry, Samantha Hyam as Mia, GeorGina Leonidas as Izzy, Tony Donnelly as Hugh and Imogen Byron as Alice.
Caroline Wildi has recently appeared in Paper Dolls at the Tricycle Theatre, Noises Off at The Old Vic Theatre and in Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Caroline also appeared as regular character Pamela Gregson in Channel 4 soap Brookside, with film credits including Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.
Rory Fleck Byrne's stage credits include The Lion in Winter at Theatre Royal Haymarket, Disco Pigs at the Young Vic, Cause Celebre at The Old Vic Theatre and Antony and Cleopatra at The Liverpool Playhouse.
Samantha Hyam's stage credits include Tinned Goods at Tristan Bates Theatre, Juliet in Romeo and Juliet at Theatre Sotto Voce, Pilgrims at the Etcetera Theatre and The Dream Life of a Social Worker at Theatre503.
GeorGina Leonidas is best known for appearing in the Harry Potter films as Katie Bell, the friend and long time Quidditch teammate of Harry Potter. Other film work including the recent adaptation of musical Nine. Stage credits include The Real Thing at West Yorkshire Playhouse, with television credits including New Tricks, Myths and Holby City, all for the BBC.
Tony Donnelly's stage credits include Little Boy Blue for Empty Stage Productions, Bed Before Yesterday for Limelight Productions and A Case of Murder at the Key Theatre.
Imogen Byron is best known as the regular character of Rachel Levy in Holby City, a role she played for 4 years. Other television credits include That Mitchell & Webb Look, Cranford and Waking the Dead, all for the BBC. Stage credits include Kitty Bennet in Pride and Prejudice at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre and Inherit the Wind at The Old Vic Theatre.
That Face is a compelling portrayal of an affluent family in freefall. Mia is at boarding school. She has access to drugs. They are Martha's. Henry is preparing for art college. He has access to alcohol. From Martha. Martha controls their lives. Martha is their mother. This is a family at breaking point. Mia and Henry have long been dealing with their mother's addictions, but after a prank goes wrong at Mia's boarding school, their situation goes from comically bad to utterly ridiculous. When their estranged father arrives to sort things out, they must face the reality that their well-to-do family may have combusted beyond repair. That Face is a hard-hitting, intense and darkly comic exploration of children who become parents to their parents.
Polly Stenham wrote That Face when she was just 19 years old. The original production at The Royal Court Theatre, which later transferred into the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre, was directed by Jeremy Herrin and starred Lindsay Duncan and Matt Smith. Awards for That Face include the Evening Standard Award for Best New Play and the Critics Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright. It was also nominated for Best New Play at the 2009 Olivier Awards. Polly's second and third plays, Tusk Tusk and No Quarter, were also produced by The Royal Court, and she is currently under commission to the Donmar Warehouse, The National Theatre and The Almeida Theatre. For film Polly is writing a screenplay adaption of Tusk Tusk for Origin Pictures and Film4, and for television Polly is writing and directing a short film for Sky Arts.