Kathryn Prescott, Cian Barry and More Set for Southwark's THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT, Beg. Tonight
Olivier-award nominee Matthew Dunster directs Kathryn Prescott (Channel 4's Skins) in her stage debut with Cian Barry (Our Boys, The Member of the Wedding), Daniel Stewart (Written on the Heart) and Rocky Marshall (Headlong's Faustus, Mean Machine) alongside 16-strong cast in the first major revival in over 30 years of The Love Girl and the Innocent at Southwark Playhous in October.
THE LOVE GIRL AND THE INNOCENT by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn and translated by Nicholas Bethell, is directed by Matthew Dunster and designed by Anna Fleischle, with lighting design by Joshua Carr and sound design by George Dennis.
The cast features: Cian Barry, Emily Dobbs, Jack Johns, Kurt Kansley, Ben Lee, Rocky Marshal, Ben Nathan, Ben Onwukwe, Kathryn Prescott, Stevie Raine, Richard Rees, Alice Selwyn, Grace Smibert, Daniel Stewart, Rob Tofield and Adam Venus.
Previews from 9 October 2013. Press night Tuesday, 15 October 2013 at 8pm. The show runs tonight, 9 October to 2 November 2013.
The first London production in over 30 years, this brand new version of The Love Girl and the Innocent is a gripping love story set against the struggles of sex, power and survival. Russia. 1945. Nemov is serving a 10 year sentence. Conscripted as chief of his work group, Nemov is confronted with the prison system's hypocrisy and his loyalties are pushed to the limits. How long can he stand up to the brutality and injustice of the camp and a regime that thrives on power, corruption, and sexual amorality? When Nemov meets Lyuba, one of the women prisoners - a "love girl", he is tempTed Further, and forced to betray his own moral integrity.
Kathryn Prescott plays Lyuba. Kathryn is best known for playing in Channel 4's Skins. This is her stage debut. Other television credits include Being Human, Bedlam, Casualty, Lee Nelson, Goths, Monroe and Doctors. Film includes Dreds, Counting Backwards and Lethal.
Cian Barry plays Nemov. Previous credits at Southwark Playhouse include The Rivals (2010). Recent television credits include New Tricks, Titanic, Shameless, Doctors and Man And Boy. His stage credits include Our Boys (Duchess), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (UK tour) and The Member Of The Wedding (Young Vic). Cian's film credits include leading roles in RPG, Holy Water, Ghost Town and In the Spiders Web. He has also appeared in concerts including a Remembrance Day event at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and The Grand Concert (Old Vic).
Rocky Marshall plays Goldtooth and Ov. Theatre credits include Faustus (Headlong), Rabbit (Old Red Lion), Piaf (West End and Tour), Macbeth(Wimbledon Theatre), What About Leonardo (Lilian Baylis), Glengarry Glen Ross (Synergy Theatre),Realism (Soho Theatre) and Romeo and Juliette (Oval House). Television includes Silk, Waking the Dead, Law and Order:UK, Bones, Rome, Dalziel and Pascoe, Holby City, Band of Brothers, The Affair, EastEnders, Casualty, The Royal, The Bill and Bugs. Film includes Mr Right, Hart's War, Re-Kill and Mean Machine.
Ben Onwukwe plays Mereschun. Ben is frequently heard on the radio in readings, plays and series including playing a regular character in the No.1 Ladies Detective Agency. Theatre credits include Sunset Baby (Gate Theatre), Pandora's Box(Arcola Theatre), Man in the Middle (Theatre 503), A Family Business (Watford and Oxford), The Making of Moo (Orange Tree Theatre), Days of Significance, The Winter's Tale (Royal Shakespeare Company),Macbeth (Out of Joint), Cinderella (Hackney Empire), Smile Orange (Theatre Royal Stratford East),Greenland, The Emperor (Royal Court) and Andromache (Old Vic). Television credits include London's Burning, Law and Order: UK, Coronation Street, Holby City, Doctors, The Bill, Casualty, The Biz, Between the Lines, Growing Pains and Inspector Morse.
Daniel Stewart plays Yakhimchuk. Theatre credits include Written on the Heart (Swan Theatre, Duchess), Measure for Measure, Heresy of Love (Swan Theatre) and Not About Nightingales (National Theatre). Film includes Star Trek: The Next Generation.