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Training - RADA. Recent: Portia opposite Jonathan Pryce's Shylock, world tour and film; NYC / London theatre: MTC; TFANA; Irish Rep; Shakespeare's Globe; RSC; Old Vic; Rose Theatre, (Best Actress award Time And The Conways, nomination Miss Julie); Film: Wonder Woman; Schadenfreude; Chronic, (Winner Cannes 2015). Member The Actors' Centre.

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Irish Repertory Theatre Off-Broadway Production, 2019
Lady Gay Spanker

New York Premiere at Irish Repertory Theatre, 2017
Margaret O'Donnell

Broadway Revival Production, 2017
Liz Essendine (Understudy)

Monica Reed (Understudy)

Lady Saltburn (Understudy)

Irish Repertory Theatre Production, 2011

[West End]
Original London Production, 2006
Pamela [Replacement]

Margaret [Replacement]

Annabella Schmidt [Replacement]

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Cast Revealed For Site-Specific TWELFTH NIGHT at The Mill at Sonning

Last year The Mill at Sonning produced an incredibly successful run of Noël Coward’s STILL LIFE, directed by Tam Williams and staged in the Waterwheel Bar, which was transformed into a 1930s train station buffet.  Now Tam is taking over the Mill’s restaurant for his next  immersive production, one of the most popular comedies ever written - Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’.

Olivia Darnley Joins The Company of A SINGLE MAN at Park Theatre

Olivia Darnley completes the company for the world première of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man, joining Theo Fraser Steele who leads the cast as George, alongside Freddie Gaminara, Miles Molan and Phoebe Pryce.

Full Cast Announced For World Première Of Christopher Isherwood's A SINGLE MAN at Park Theatre

Troupe, in association with Park Theatre, today announce the full cast for the world première of Christopher Isherwood's A Single Man, in a new adaptation from Simon Reade with direction by Philip Wilson.

Photos: First Look at Immersive STILL LIFE at The Mill at Sonning

Surely one of the most haunting love stories ever told about the secret love affair between suburban housewife Laura Jesson and an idealistic doctor, Alex Harvey, who, after a brief encounter, meet at the station cafe over the course of several weeks.

STILL LIFE Will Be Performed Site Specific In The Waterwheel Bar At The Mill At Sonning

The bar is to be transformed into the refreshment room at Milford Junction railway station. The year is 1936. The play is STILL LIFE, that poignant and romantic tale of forbidden love written by Noël Coward, the inspiration for David Lean's classic film BRIEF ENCOUNTER.

BWW Review: THE TEMPEST, Jermyn Street Theatre

Oh, how life changes in 20 months. Not quite two years, not quite one and a half. In March 2020, artistic director of Jermyn Street Theatre Tom Littler teamed up with Michael Pennington to deliver Shakespeare’s swansong. That production played for six performances before closing down due to the  “unprecedented times” we’re still dealing with. It was this critic’s last show before theatres closed down and everything changed.

Michael Pennington Will Lead THE TEMPEST at Jermyn Street Theatre

On November 25, Michael Pennington will pick up his staff and books and don his robes once more, to return to the Jermyn Street Theatre stage to play Prospero in this critically hailed production of Shakespeare’s final play. 

LISTEN: Kelli O'Hara, Barbara Walsh & More Pay Tribute to Joseph Siravo on THE VORACIOUS STUDENT Podcast

Prolific stage and screen actor Joseph Siravo (Oslo, The Light in the Piazza) is celebrated and remembered in the most recent episode of The Voracious Student podcast.

James Purefoy to Lead THE ODYSSEY at Jermyn Street Theatre

Jermyn Street Theatre has today announced casting for its marathon performance of Homer’s The Odyssey, translated by Emily Wilson. James Purefoy (Rome, Fisherman’s Friends, Churchill) stars as Odysseus, the Greek hero whose ten-year journey home from Troy is the heart of Homer’s epic poem.

The Sol Project Announces Dates for Third Annual SOLFEST

The Sol Project, the national theater initiative dedicated to amplifying Latinx voices and building a body of work for the new American theater, and North Star Projects announced a virtual benefit reading of Vanessa Garcia and Jake Cline's play, JENNA & THE WHALE, which will be streamed on Broadway on Demand on Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30pm.

Virtual Reading of New Play JENNA & THE WHALE to Benefit North Star Projects and The Sol Project

Jenna & the Whale is a powerful new play written by Vanessa Garcia and Jake Cline. Please join us on Tuesday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. for a virtual reading and benefit for North Star Projects and The Sol Project.

Jermyn Street Theatre Announces New Online Projects Featuring Ian Hallard, Rachel Pickup & More

Exactly two months after Jermyn Street Theatre's doors closed, its Artistic Director, Tom Littler, today announced a series of new online projects joining its Brave New World Season, featuring actors including Rachel Pickup, Ian Hallard, Issy van Randwyck, Rob Mountford and Jack Klaff alongside new graduates.

THE 8TH Wins Best Production In 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Awards

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??a?oeThe 8tha?? made sure its one win (out of seven nominations) counted as it nabbed Best Production at the 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Awards at Rosie O'Grady's in Times Square tonight. The world premiere of Seanie Sugrue's comedy-drama about a family's tensions around Ireland's recent epic referendum to overturn the 8th Amendment outlawing abortion, ran for 13 performances at The Secret Theatre in Queens and was produced locally by Locked in the Attic Productions, with Five OHM Productions.

2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Nominations Have Been Announced

Productions and plays from Ireland face off against several homegrown New York productions as the 12th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival hands out its awards at a closing night ceremony at Rosie O'Grady's Manhattan Club, 800 Seventh Avenue, on Monday February 3 at 6:30pm.

Irish Repertory Theatre Has Announced the Full Cast of LADY G and an Extension for LONDON ASSURANCE

Irish Repertory Theatre (Charlotte Moore, Artistic Director and Ciarán O'Reilly, Producing Director) has announced the cast & creative team for Lady G: Plays and Whisperings of Lady Gregory. Lady G is written by Lady Augusta Gregory with additional material by Ciarán O'Reilly (Dublin Carol), with direction by O'Reilly. Previews begin in the W. Scott McLucas Studio Theatre on February 12, 2020, with opening night set for February 19, 2020, for a limited engagement through March 22, 2020.

2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Releases Full Schedule

Six mainstage productions, several of which explore positive and dramatic social change on the Island of Ireland in the past decade, will be part of the 2020 Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival, running in venues across the city from January 7 to February 3. New York's all-Irish theatre festival and the world's only festival devoted exclusively to producing the plays of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, presents productions from Belfast, Dublin, Wexford, Manhattan and Queens. Three are American premieres; two are world premieres. The American premiere of Eva O'Connor's 'Maz and Bricks' and the world premiere of Sean Sugrie's 'The 8th' open the Festival on January 7.

Review Roundup: Irish Rep's LONDON ASSURANCE - What Did the Critics Think?

Irish Repertory Theatre presents London Assurance, written by Dion Boucicault (The Shaughraun) and directed by Charlotte Moore (The Plough and the Stars).

Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival Will Run From January 7 to February 3, 2020

The month-long Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival, the world's only festival devoted to producing the plays of contemporary Irish playwrights from around the world, runs four weeks from January 7 to February 3, 2020. A total 15 events, including seven mainstage productions from Belfast, Dublin, Wexford, and Manhattan and Queens, will be seen in- and out-of-competition. Among the productions, three are American premieres; two are world premieres. 15 contemporary Irish writers are represented with work in the Festival.

Irish Rep Announces Full Casting For LONDON ASSURANCE

Irish Repertory Theatre announces full casting for London Assurance, written by Dion Boucicault (The Shaughraun) and directed by Charlotte Moore (The Plough and the Stars). Performances begin on December 6, 2019 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage (132 W 22nd Street) with an opening night set for December 15, for a limited run through January 26, 2020.

Diane Fletcher & Rachel Pickup Will Lead FOR SERVICES RENDERED at Jermyn Street Theatre

Diane Fletcher and Rachel Pickup, will lead the cast in Tom Littler's production of Somerset Maugham's For Services Rendered, the opening play of Jermyn Street Theatre's Memories Season. Diane Fletcher, who plays Charlotte Ardsley, is best known for creating the role of Elizabeth Urquhart opposite Ian Richardson in the BBC series House of Cards. Her career includes leading roles at The National Theatre, The RSC, The Royal Court and on the West End stage as well as numerous television and film appearances. Rachel Pickup will play Eva. Her career encompasses roles in the West End, the RSC, On Broadway and Off Broadway, leading roles on film and television as well as many regional theatres throughout the UK and in the US. Her stage highlights include: The Merchant of Venice at The Globe Theatre and Stephen Unwin's production of Miss Julie at The Rose Theatre Kingston for which she was nominated for the Best Actress Critics' Circle Award.


Rachel Pickup has appeared on Broadway in 1 shows.

Rachel Pickup has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

Rachel Pickup's first West End show was The 39 Steps which opened in 2006

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