Park Theatre Announces Casting for SAVING JASON
Casting has been announced for Park Theatre's new dark comedy Saving Jason, created by the two-time Olivier Award nominated writer of the West End/Broadway hits Glorious! and End of the Rainbow, Peter Quilter. Directed by Steven Dexter, the cast includes Jacques Miché, Tor Clark, Cory Peterson, William Oxborrow, Julie Armstrong and Paddy Navin. Saving Jason will play at Park90, from 2 November until 3 December 2016, with a press night on Monday 7 November, 7pm.
Saving Jason is set in a 1996 suburban household, where Trevor and Linda continue to struggle with their rebellious teenage son, Jason. In a moment of madness, they hatch a plan to change his lifestyle of midnight raves, suspicious friends and Ecstasy tablets. By staging a fake funeral for Jason in the family living room, Trevor and Linda Hope their bleak vision of their son's future will change his hedonistic ways. As the wider family joins in the charade, the evening descends into a whirlwind of drink, pills and muffins in a bid to save Jason's soul.
Jacques Miché will play Jason. His most recent stage performances include Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); Isaac Tallentire in The Hired Man (NYMT, Nikolai Foster); Brett in 13 The Musical (NYMT); The Artful Dodger in Oliver! the Musical (Cameron Mackintosh ltd); Chip in Beauty and the Beast (UK Productions) and Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol(The Royal Northern Ballet Company). His television credits include Daniel in The Revolting World Of Stanley Brown(Retort Productions).
Tor Clark will play Linda. Her most recent stage credits include Titania in A Midsummer Night's Dream (The Hague Shakespeare Festival), Mrs Marchmont in An Ideal Husband (Stanhope Productions) and Mrs Dubose in To Kill A Mockingbird (West Yorkshire Playhouse & Birmingham Rep). Her recent television work includes Fiona in Humans (Kudos for Channel 4) and Joanne in Not Going Out (BBC). Her film credits include Sam in Nil By Mouth (Fox Searchlight).
Cory Petersen will play Derek. Cory trained at the Guildford School of Acting. His most recent screen credits include roles in Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them (Warner Brothers), The Crown (Left Bank Productions UK), Genius (Michael Grandage Productions) and The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window & Disappeared(Studiocanal, Disney Films).
William Oxborrow will be playing Trevor. William trained at LAMDA. His most recent stage credits include Lieutenant Brannigan in Guys and Dolls (Savoy Theatre/UK Tour), Charlie Davenport in Annie Get Your Gun (UK Tour) and As You Like It/A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeare's Globe). His screen credits include Sweeney Todd (Dir. Tim Burton, Dombey Street Productions).
Julie Armstrong plays Angela. Julie was nominated for Best Female 'The Offies' 2016 for Spend Spend Spend at Union Theatre. Her most recent stage credits include Mari Hoff in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice (Chipping Norton & Greenwich Theatre), Aggie in Mrs Henderson Presents (Theatre Royal Bath) and Mrs Kipfer in From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre).
Paddy Navin plays Mary. Paddy Navin recently played Sarah Good in The Crucible (The Old Vic). Further credits include Chicken Dust and Unidentified Item In The Bagging Area. Her screen credits include The Firm (2009).
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Park Theatre is fast becoming recognised as a powerhouse of theatre; in just over three years, it has enjoyed two West End transfers (including Daytona starring Maureen Lipman), two National Theatre transfers, now four national tours, an Olivier Award nomination and a Theatre of the Year award from The Stage.
Steven Dexter - Director
Steven Dexter is an award-winning director who directs both in the UK and internationally. His West End productions include: Loserville at Garrick Theatre and West Yorkshire Playhouse, (Olivier Award nomination: Best New Musical, Broadway World Award nomination: Best Director); La Cava (Victoria Place/Piccadilly Theatre, Eon Productions) Romance Romance (Gielgud Theatre); Peter Pan and The Pirates Of Penzance in rep at the Savoy Theatre. Other prominent UK productions include the World premiere of the Olivier Award Winning Stiles and Drewe's musical Honk at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury and the recent revival, the European Premiere of Lucky Stiff, the UK premier of Altar Boyz and for Mercury Musical Developments, The Challenge (A musical written by 28 writers) and The Ten Commandments.
Peter Quilter - Writer
Peter Quilter's plays have been produced in over 40 countries around the world and translated into 30 languages. He has had three successful shows in London's West End, a hit run on Broadway, and has twice been nominated for the Olivier Award - for Best New Play and Best New Comedy. His first international success was the comedy Glorious! - the true story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the worst singer in the world. Peter is also the writer of the acclaimed Judy Garland musical-drama End of the Rainbow. In 2010/2011, the show played a sold out run in the West End before transferring to Broadway in 2012 and receiving three Tony Award nominations.