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Photo Flash: 'Nocturne' at the Almeida

Matt Wilde will direct Peter McDonald in the European premiere of Adam Rapp's one man play, Nocturne.  Performances of Nocturne are 16, 17, 18 (press performance), 19, 23, 24, 25 and 26 July at 7.30pm and 26 July at 3pm.  Tickets are £20, £15 and £6.   For Nocturne Wilde will collaborate with composer Phillip Neil Martin – most recently Music Creator in Residence at the Royal College of Fashion.  The Almeida Theatre production of Nocturne will be presented at the Traverse Theatre as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe following its run in Islington.  

Rapp's keen eye for human relationships and his deft ear for language makes for a shocking exploration of the accidental killing of a little girl by her teenage brother.   Across the decade and a half that follows the teenager becomes a man, and tries to cope with the ramifications of his guilt and the estrangement of his surviving family, while making a desperate search for redemption.
 
Peter McDonald was most recently on stage in James McDonald's production of Glengarry Glen Ross at the Apollo Theatre.  His other theatre credits include Exiles and The Aristocrats for

The National Theatre, Resurrection Blues for the Old Vic, Days of Wine and Roses and A Lie of the Mind for the Donmar Warehouse, The Lieutenant of Inishmore at the Garrick Theatre and The Wexford Trilogy for the Tricycle Theatre.  His television credits include The Family Man, Sea of Souls, The Plot to Kill Hitler, Green Wing and Spooks.  His film credits include Nora, I Went Down, Saltwater (for which he won best actor at the Irish Film and Television Awards), The Henchman's Tales, Felicia's Journey and November Afternoon.

Award-winning Adam Rapp is an American novelist, playwright, screenwriter and filmmaker.  His plays which have been produced in the UK include Ghosts in the Cottonwoods and Gompers, both at the Arcola Theatre, Blackbird which was performed at the Bush Theatre and Finer Noble Gases which was produced at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.  His other work, produced in the US, includes Animals and Plants, Stone Cold Dead Serious, Faster, Trueblinker, Dreams of the Salthouse and Red Light Winter.

Matt Wilde is a former Associate Director of The National Theatre Studio and has worked extensively as a Staff and Associate Director for The National Theatre and Out of Joint.   For Almeida Projects he directed Roy Williams' Out of the Fog.  His other directing credits include Get Tested for the 24hr Plays at the Old Vic, The Sky's The Limit for Old Vic New Voices, Polar

Bear for Birmingham Rep, On Tour for the Royal Court and Liverpool Everyman and Roy Williams' Slow Time for NT Education.  He was Co-Director with Nicholas Hytner on the revival of His Dark Materials for The National Theatre and Associate Director on David Hare's Stuff Happens, also for the National.   Wilde's production of Simon Bent's Branded has recently been seen at the Old Vic.


Peter McDonald


Peter McDonald


Peter McDonald


Peter McDonald

Photo by Helen Warner.



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