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Mongrel Thumb Announce Casting For World Premiere of AGAIN at Trafalgar Studios


Mongrel Thumb Announce Casting For World Premiere of AGAIN at Trafalgar Studios

Mongrel Thumb today announce the cast for the world première of Stephanie Jacob's new comic drama, Again. Hannah Price directs Rosie Day (Izzy), Chris Larkin (Tom), Natasha Little (Louise) and Charles Reston (Adam). The production opens at Trafalgar Studios on 9 February, with previews from 6 February, and runs until 3 March.

A once close-knit family of four reunite after a long period of estrangement. This time, this time, it must go right.

Words never said. Words said that shouldn't be. Contradicting memories. Family history builds like sedimentary rock, layer upon layer.

In this warm and touchingly comic new drama, Stephanie Jacob peels away the facades and literally re-sets the clock. As the four characters tussle for what they think they want, we are allowed to peer into the recesses of that unknowable unit which so shapes each of our lives: The Family.

Moving, funny, infinitely relatable, Again is a brand new play with an ingenious theatrical twist.

Stephanie Jacob is a playwright and actor. She was previously a Writer-on-Attachment at the National Theatre. Her plays include The Quick (Tristan Bates Theatre) and A Night Visitor (BBC Radio 4) - for which she won the Writers' Guild Best Radio Drama Award. Her forthcoming play The Strongbox will be premièring at VAULT 18 in 2018. As an actor her credits include Burnt by the Sun, Her Naked Skin, The Philistines, Major Barbara, (National Theatre), Cyrano de Bergerac, The Winter's Tale (RSC) and Sweeney Todd (The Watermill Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, Ambassadors Theatre).

Rosie Day plays Izzy. Her theatre credits include Spur of the Moment (Royal Court Theatre). Her television credits include Living the Dream, Prime Suspect 1973, Outlander, Cuffs, and Homefront and last year she was named a BAFTA Rising Star by InStyle. Her film credits include Butterfly Kisses, All Roads Lead to Rome, Seasoning House, Ironclad 2 and Sixteen. She is also set to appear in the forthcoming film Down a Dark Hall as well as television series Watership Down and Good Omens.

Chris Larkin plays Tom. His theatre credits include Stevie (Chichester Festival Theatre, Hampstead Theatre), Noises Off (Old Vic), Yes, Prime Minister (Apollo Theatre), The Whisky Taster (Bush Theatre), The Lady from Debuque (Haymarket Theatre), His Dark Materials (National Theatre), When We Are Married (Chichester Festival Theatre, Savoy Theatre) and A Taste of Honey (Theatre Clwyd). Television credits include Black Sails, Yes, Prime Minister, Shackleton and Roger Roger; and for film, Valkyrie, Heroes & Villians, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Tea with Mussolini, Jane Eyre and Angels & Insects.

Natasha Little plays Louise. Her theatre credits include Longing (Hampstead Theatre), Voyage Round My Father (Donmar Warehouse), The Vagina Monologues (Arts Theatre), The Novice (Almeida Theatre) and The Alchemist (Birmingham Rep). Television credits include The Night Manager, Thirteen, DCI Banks, Wolf Hall, Breathless, Case Histories, Mistresses, Vanity Fair and This Life; and for film, Una, Welcome to the Punch, The Boys are Back, Mr Nobody and Another Life.

Charles Reston plays Adam. His theatre credits include Escape the Scaffold (Theatre503, The Other Room), The Dead Monkey (Park Theatre), Anjin: The Shogun and The English Samurai (Sadler's Wells, Tokyo Aoyama Theatre). Television credits include Jesus Decoded, Channel 4 Comedy Lab and Consenting Adults. Film credits include Burn Burn Burn, Captain Webb and The White Countess.

Hannah Price directs. She is Co-Artistic Director and Founder of Theatre Uncut, the winner of two Fringe First awards, a Heralds Angel award and the Spirit of the Fringe Award. She was Resident Assistant Director at The Donmar Warehouse in 2012-2013. Her credits include Permanence (Tarragon Theatre, Toronto), Escape the Scaffold (Theatre503, The Other Room), Run the Beast Down (Marlowe Theatre,Finborough Theatre), Rainbow Class (Bush Theatre, Assembly Rooms), TEST (Scala Theatre, Basel), The Dead Monkey (Park Theatre), Boa (Trafalgar Studios), Cello/Fragile (Yard Theatre), Call to Prayer (Southwark Playhouse), Bud Take the Wheel, I Feel a Song Coming On (Shaw Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), That Moment (King's Head Theatre, UK tour), In a Very Real Sense (Soho Theatre), Portmanteau (Arcola Theatre, The Bike Shed Theatre) and Loving Ophelia (Pleasance London). For Theatre Uncut her credits include Refugee (Teater Grob, Copenhagen), In Opposition (Paines Plough Roundabout), Knowledge is Power: Knowledge is Change (Traverse Theatre, UK tour), Referendum Plays (Traverse Theatre), TU Istanbul: Power and Protest (Dot Tiyatro, Istanbul International Theatre Festival, Traverse Theatre), TU 2013: The Rise of the Right (Young Vic) and The Cuts Plays (Southwark Playhouse, Soho Theatre, Latitude Festival, Traverse Theatre).

Founded by Charles Reston and Gillian Reston in 2014, Mongrel Thumb is a London based professional theatre company formed out of a love for all things unpredictable, for bringing together seemingly disparate elements to create something challenging, exciting and unique; a one-off. By placing equal importance on emerging artists as established, we aim to mount cutting edge, contemporary productions which will challenge and inspire audiences whilst providing exciting opportunities for the best in up and coming talent.

The company's first production was the UK première of Eldorado by Marius Von Mayenburg at Arcola Theatre. This was followed by the world première of Weird Weather by Matt Cunningham at the VAULT Festival in March 2015. In June 2015 Mongrel Thumb staged the critically acclaimed London revival of Nick Darke's bleakly comic masterpiece The Dead Monkey at Park Theatre.

In March 2017 Mongrel Thumb launched their most ambitious venture to date, the world première of Titas Halder's Escape the Scaffold, a co-production with Theatre503 and The Other Room.


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