Cast Complete for THE HERE AND THIS AND NOW at Southwark Playhouse
A Theatre Royal Plymouth production, The Here and This and Now by Glenn Waldron, directed by Simon Stokes and designed by Bob Bailey, with lighting by Andy Purves and sound by Adrienne Quartly, will run 10 January to Saturday 10 February 2018 at Southwark Playhouse. Press night is Friday 12 January at 8PM.
Simon Stokes directs Simon Darven as Niall, Becci Gemmell as Helen, Tala Gouveia as Gemma and Andy Rush as Robby in Glenn Waldron's dark and enigmatic comedy The Here and This and Now at Southwark Playhouse. The play takes an intriguing and intelligent look at the medical industry and asks in these politically uncertain times, how high is the price of progress?
An office away-day. A newly recruited sales team for a pharmaceutical company learns the ropes. But does their work really make a difference? What exactly is the drug they are selling? Change is swiftly coming and they asking all the wrong questions...
Science and civilisation collide in Glenn Waldron's darkly funny play. Fiendishly original, The Here and This and Now interrogates office workplace culture and the cataclysmic consequences of antibiotic resistance.
A former journalist and editor of i-D magazine, Waldron's first play Forever House was also commissioned by Theatre Royal Plymouth and premiered at the Drum in 2013. Waldron's Natives opened to great acclaim at Southwark Playhouse last year.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Simon Darwen's theatre credit's include Our Country's Good (Out of Joint/Toronto/Tour), Flare Path (Tour), Lizzie Siddal (Arcola), Catch 22 (Northern Stage/Birmingham Rep/National Tour), Virgin (Watford Palace), King Lear (Theatre Royal Bath), Mad About The Boy (Young Vic), Love, Love, Love (Paines Plough/Drum Theatre /National Tour), Unrestless (Old Vic Tunnels), Accolade (Original Revival Cast) (Finborough Theatre),Ramshackle Heart (Public Theatre New York) Arse, Shove (Theatre 503), The Merchant of Venice, The Tragedy of a Thomas Hobbes, The Taming of the Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream (RSC), 1 in 5 (Hampstead Theatre), Fanny & Faggot (Trafalgar Studios). His television credits include Call the Midwife, Silent Witness, The Bletchley Circle and The Bill.
Andy Rush's theatre credits include Love Lies and Taxidermy (Paines Plough/Clwyd Theatre Cymru/Sherman Cymru), Growth (Paines Plough), Tipping The Velvet (Lyric Hammersmith), Twelfth Night (The Lamb Players), Jumpers For Goalposts (Paines Plough), and The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre). His television credits include Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, Casualty, Waterloo Road, and Wizards Vs Aliens; for film, ID2: Shadwell Army and Here and Now
Becci Gemmell's theatre credits include Noises Off (Nottingham and Tour), Forever House (Plymouth Drum), Walking The Tightrope (Offstage Theatre), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare's Globe), Much Ado About Nothing (Manchester Royal Exchange), Taming of The Shrew (International Tour and Shakespeare's Globe). Her television credits include Casualty, Doctors, Call the Midwife, Code of a Killer and Land Girls (Series 1-3); for film, Red Lights.
Tala Gouveia's theatre credits include The Mountaintop (New Vic Theatre), Husbands & Sons (National Theatre), Romeo and Juliet (Orange Tree), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Shakespeares's Globe) and White Tuesday (Arcola Theatre). Television credits include Plebs (ITV), The Tracey Ullmann Show (BBC), Love Sick (Channel 4). Film credits include Before We Grow Old, The Revenger: An Unromantic Comedy, Scream Street, Thunderbirds Are Go
Directed by Theatre Royal Plymouth's Artistic Director Simon Stokes, who is recognised as one of the country's leading pioneers of new writing and experiment in British Theatre. He was an Artistic Director of the Bush Theatre in the 70's and 80's and since then has directed in the West End, elsewhere in the UK, in Europe and in America. Since he has been Artistic Director, Theatre Royal Plymouth has won, or been nominated for, over 30 major awards for producing new plays. A maverick director of ground-breaking, bold innovative new work, Stokes has consistently surprised audiences with his many ambitious collaborations.
As well as a wide commissioning programme for local and national writers, the Drum has long-standing co-production relationships with companies ranging from Frantic Assembly and Paines Plough to Told by an Idiot and Belgian radicals, Ontroerend Goed.
IF YOU GO:
THE HERE AND THIS AND NOW
77-85 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6BD
Nearest Tube: Borough / Elephant and Castle
The Here and This and Now and The War Has Not Yet Started will be performed in rep at the venue. Please see the website for the performance schedule.
Online www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk (24 HOURS/NO BOOKING FEES)
By Telephone: 020 7407 0234 (NO BOOKING FEES)
Ticket Prices: Previews £12; £20, £16 (concs)
Concessions: Students, Under 16's, Unwaged, Registered disabled, Over 65's; Registered disabled patrons can bring one companion free of charge.