Photo Flash: First Look at Royal & Derngate, Northampton's DEALER'S CHOICE
Following on from the A Tale Of Two Cities, The Body Of An American and Every Last Trick, Royal & Derngate's Made In Northampton 2014 season continues with Patrick Marber's award-winning play Dealer's Choice. Taking to the Royal stage from Friday 23 May to Saturday 14 June, before transferring to Oxford Playhouse for a week, Dealer's Choice will be directed by Michael Longhurst, who recently directed The World of Extreme Happiness at London's National Theatre. Check out the photos below!
Family, friendship and honour are tested in Patrick Marber's (Closer, Notes on a Scandal) brilliantly funny story of male camaraderie and obsession, set in the gritty world of amateur poker. When first staged at the National Theatre in 1995 the play won the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy.
The cast includes Ian Burfield, whose work for the National Theatre includes One Man, Two Guvnors, A Comedy of Errors and The Kitchen, and Richard Hawley perhaps best known as DI Richard Haskons from ITV's award-winning Prime Suspect. Tom Canton was recently seen as Pip in Great Expectations at the Bristol Old Vic and as Captain Denny in BBC1's Death Comes to Pemberley, while Oliver Coopersmith's recent credits include The History Boys at Sheffield Crucible. The line up is completed by Cary Crankson (Wasted for Paines Plough) and Carl Prekopp (Roots, Donmar Warehouse).
Playwright Patrick Marber commented: "I'm thrilled that the Royal & Derngate are reviving Dealer's Choice and I'm very excited to be working at such a lively and buzzing theatre."
Dealer's Choice can be seen at Royal & Derngate, Northampton from Friday 23 May to Saturday 14 June, with evening performances at 7.45pm (7pm on Tuesday 27 May) and matinees most Thursdays and Saturdays at 2.30pm. Tickets priced from £29 to £10* can be booked by calling Box Office on 01604 624811 or online at www.royalandderngate.co.uk.
Photo Credit: Robert Day
Tom Canton, Cary Crankson, Carl Prekopp, and Richard Hawley
Richard Hawley and Ian Burfield