Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - BRAVE NEW WORLD Begins in Northampton Tonight
BRAVE NEW WORLD, widely considered to be one of the finest and most prophetic dystopian novels of the twentieth century, bursts into life on stage in an adaptation by award-winning playwright Dawn King, directed by James Dacre and designed by Naomi Dawson, with an original new music by the ground breaking British band These New Puritans. The first preview is slated for tonight 4 September in Northampton, with press night on Tuesday 8 September 2015, followed by a UK tour. Scroll down for a peek at the cast in rehearsal!
Sophie Ward, whose extensive screen credits include TV series Land Girls, Heartbeat and Holby City, and films including Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and Young Sherlock, will play 'Margaret Mond', the Regional World Controller for Western Europe (a character that was the male 'Mustapha Mond' in the original novel),. Her theatre work includes One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Go Back For Murder and Private Lives. Olivier Award-winning Abigail McKern, last seen in Northampton in A Tale of Two Cities and fresh from Shakespeare in Love in the West End, takes the role of 'Linda'.
The ensemble cast also includes Olivia Morgan (Macbeth, West End, The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's Globe), William Postlethwaite (King Lear, Bath Theatre Royal, Collaborators, National Theatre) as John the Savage, Scott Karim (The Merchant of Venice, Shakespeare's Globe, Great Britain, National Theatre) as Helmholtz Watson, and Gruffudd Glyn (Three Sisters, Young Vic, Hamlet, RSC) as Bernard.
The cast also includes Theo Ogundipe as Benito, Samantha Pearl as Polly, James Howard as the Director and David Burnett as Henry.
BRAVE NEW WORLD is the fifth Touring Consortium Theatre Company production funded by the Arts Council of England's Strategic Touring Programme, and the third co-production with Royal & Derngate, Northampton. See more at Theatrecloud.com.
Photo Credit: Manuel Harlan
The cast of BRAVE NEW WORLD