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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres

The World Première of Chris Thompson's OF KITH AND KIN, a Sheffield Theatres & Bush Theatre co-production, stars Joanna Bacon (Lydia and Carrie), Donna Berlin (Arabelle), James Lance (Daniel), Chetna Pandya (Priya), and Joshua Silver (Oliver), running 14 September - 7 October at Sheffield Theatres, followed by a run at Bush Theatre from 18 October - 25 November 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Directed by Robert Hastie, OF KITH AND KIN is designed by James Perkins, with lighting design by Prema Mehta, sound design by Ella Wahlström and casting by Vicky Richardson.

'He can't call you both Dad. One of you should be Dad and the other one Daddy, surely?' You can choose your friends... Chris Thompson's gripping new dark comedy takes us to the heart of what happens when we choose our family too.

Chris Thompson made his professional writing debut with Carthage at the Finborough Theatre - also directed by Hastie. His other work includes Albion (Bush Theatre). He previously won the Channel 4 Playwrights' Scheme (formerly the Pearson Playwrights' Scheme) and was invited to take part in The Royal Court Theatre's Studio Writers' Group.

Joanna Bacon plays Lydia and Carrie. She returns to Sheffield Theatres having previously appeared in Iphigenia. Her other theatre work includes Scarlett (Hampstead Theatre), Each Slow Dusk, In This Place (Pentabus Theatre), Gaslight (New Vic Theatre), Spring Storm, Beyond The Horizon (Royal & Derngate, Northampton and National Theatre), Calais (UK tour). Her television work includes Prime Suspect 1973, Cradle to Grave, Him & Her, The Shadow Line, Wallander; and for film, A Quiet Passion, Rock'n'Rolla, Venus and Love Actually.

Donna Berlin plays Arabelle. Her theatre work includes Anna Karenina (Royal Exchange/West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Rolling Stone (Royal Exchange, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Orange Tree Theatre), Blood Wedding, The Bacchae (Royal & Derngate), Elmina's Kitchen (UK tour, Garrick Theatre) and Puffins (Nabokov/Southwark Playhouse). For television, her work includes Requiem, Game Face, New Tricks, Extras, Lead Balloon and Beautiful People; and for film, In Darkness, Monochrome and Dinner with My Sisters.

James Lance plays Daniel. His theatre work includes The Dead Monkey (Park Theatre), Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York's Theatre and UK tour), Ingredient X (Royal Court Theatre), Pythonesque (Underbelly, Edinburgh), Ordinary Dreams (Trafalgar Studios) and Henry IV (Donmar Warehouse). His television work includes Hoff the Record, I Want My Wife Back, Houdini and Doyle, Siblings, Black Mirror, Hotel Babylon, Sensitive Skin, Absolute Power, Teachers, The Book Group, Spaced and I'm Alan Partridge; and for film, The Bookshop, Northern Soul, Swansong, The Look of Love, Estranged, The Roundabout, Bel Ami, Bronson and Marie Antoinette.

Chetna Pandya plays Priya. Her recent theatre work includes Guess Who's Coming To Tea (Hampstead Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East), Mother India (Theatre Royal Haymarket), Pereira's Bakery at 76 Chapel Road, Mahua, The Westbridge (Royal Court), Much Ado About Nothing (RSC) and A Disappearing Number (Complicite). Her recent television work includes Motherland, Aliens, The Wrong Mans, Count Arthur Strong, Line of Duty and Toast of London.

Joshua Silver plays Oliver. For theatre, his work includes Photograph 51 (Michael Grandage Company at the Noel Coward Theatre), Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies (Aldwych Theatre/Winter Garden Theater, Broadway), A Tale of Two Cities (Royal and Derngate), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Blue Stockings (Shakespeare's Globe), Trelawny of the 'Wells' (Donmar Warehouse) and The Hotel Plays (Grange Hotel). For television his work includes The Moonstone.

Photo Credit: Mark Douet

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Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
Chetna Pandya (Priya)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
Donna Berlin (Arabelle)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
James Lance (Daniel)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
James Lance (Daniel)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
Joanna Bacon (Lydia and Carrie)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
Joshua Silver (Oliver) and James Lance (Daniel)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
Joshua Silver (Oliver) and James Lance (Daniel)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
Joshua Silver (Oliver)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
Joshua Silver (Oliver), James Lance (Daniel) and Chetna Pandya (Priya)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for OF KITH AND KIN at Sheffield Theatres
Robert Hastie (director)



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