Photo Flash: WAVE ME GOODBYE Comes to Theatr Clywd
With Home, I'm Darling currently running in the West End, and rehearsals underway for Orpheus Descending, Theatr Clwyd today announce the full cast for the world première of Jacqueline Wilson's Wave Me Goodbye, adapted by Emma Reeves. Christian Patterson directs Courtney George (Shirley), Victoria John (Chubby/Doris/Mrs Henshaw), Sean Jones (Kevin/Will Waverley/Male Doll), Kerry Peers (Mrs Mad/WVS Volunteer/'Charlie Chaplin'/Marilyn Henderson/Landlady) and Sam C Wilson (Shirley's Dad (Pete Smith)/Mr Bentley/ Kevin's Dad (Joe Moffatt), Gerald Pendleton/Uncle Mick). The production opens on 25 April, with previews from 23 April, and runs until 4 May.
September, 1939. As the Second World War begins, ten-year-old Shirley is sent away on a train for 'a little holiday'. Shirley is billeted in the country to live in the strange, deserted Red House with the mysterious and reclusive Mrs Waverley. Here, alongside two boys from Liverpool, Kevin and Archie, Shirley's life will change forever.
A new adaptation of bestselling author Jacqueline Wilson's moving story, directed by Christian Patterson.
Courtney George plays Shirley. Theatre work includes Mamma Mia! (UK and international tour), 42nd Street (Theatre Royal Drury Lane), Grease (Leicester Curve) and Peter Pan, Robin Hood (Qdos Pantomimes).
Victoria John returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Chubby/Doris/Mrs Henshaw. Previous work for the company includes The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Cyrano de Bergerac, All My Sons, The Light of Heart, Aristocrats and The Winslow Boy. Other theatre work includes HIR (Bush Theatre), Play (The Other Room), The Frozen Scream (Wales Millennium Centre/Birmingham Hippodrome). Television includes: Gwaith/Cartref (Fiction Factoty/S4C), Miranda, Little Britain (BBC), Cast Offs (Channel 4).
Sean Jones plays Kevin/Will Waverley/Male Doll. His theatre work includes Blood Brothers (UK tour), Aladdin, Sleeping Beauty, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Snow White (UK Productions). Television includes Emmerdale, The Royal Today and Hollyoaks.
Kerry Peers returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Mrs Mad/WVS Volunteer/'Charlie Chaplin'/Marilyn Henderson/Landlady. Previous work for the company includes Much Ado About Nothing, Jumpy, A Streetcar Named Desire and One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest. Other theatre work includes The Words Are Coming Now (Theatre503), Pride and Prejudice (Nottingham Playhouse/ York Theatre Royal), The Father, Dead Funny - both Manchester Theatre Awards nominations, Brighton Beach Memoirs - Manchester Theatre Awards Winner (Oldham Coliseum), Peter Pan (Northcott Exeter), and Shirley Valentine (Frinton Summer Theatre). Television work includes Clink, Butterfly, Bulletproof, Hollyoaks and Shameless.
Sam C Wilson plays Shirley's Dad (Pete Smith)/Mr Bentley/ Kevin's Dad (Joe Moffatt), Gerald Pendleton/Uncle Mick. Theatre includes Lost Village (Zest), Mood Kill (Snippet Theatre Company), Gorillaz - Demon Dayz Live (Block 9), Romeo and Juliet (Union Theatre) and Crazy Gary's Mobile Disco, The New World Order (Drama Centre London). Television work includes The Capture, Hanna, Don't Forget The Driver and Stella.
Christian Patterson directs. He scripted his debut pantomime Dick Whittington for Theatr Clwyd last year, having written award-winning pantomimes at other venues across the UK. As an actor his credits for the company include The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, Insignificance, All My Sons and Under Milk Wood. Other credits include The Way of the World (Donmar Warehouse), My Country (National Theatre), Blackbird (The Other Room) and Plays in a Bag - The Knowledge (Royal Court Theatre). His television credits include My Country, Ellen and Mr Selfridge; and for film, Pride and Malice in Wonderland. He won the Best Actor honour at the Wales Theatre Awards in 2016.
Recommended age 5 years+
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