Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre

Camp Rock star Meaghan Martin is set to make her professional stage debut in Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang's dark comedy The Actor's Nightmare. The piece, especially curated from a selection of Durang's shorts by 3 hearts canvas into a cohesive, stand-alone piece, explores different areas of the entertainment industry through biting satire and surreal comedy. The production runs from 16th July - 10th August 2019, with the official press night being held on Friday 19th July at 7pm.

The Actor's Nightmare offers snapshots of the eccentric and absurd, as audiences are offered an insight into the madness of the entertainment industry and all the things that those involved in it love to hate. From Tennessee Williams to Euripides, tossing in a bit of Beckett, no renowned playwright is safe. Classic plays are warped and distorted, with an outcome that is both shocking and hilarious. The World Premiere of this curated piece includes the UK Premiere of some of Durang's finest works including Mrs Sorken and Desire, Desire, Desire.

The Actor's Nightmare features an ensemble multi-rolling cast, lead by Meaghan Martin. Meaghan Martin is best known for playing the role of Tess Tyler in Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (Disney Channel Original Movie) and played the lead role in the 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family) TV series. Other credits include Mean Girls 2 (ABC Family); Melissa & Joey (ABC Family); The Suite Life Of Zach and Cody (Disney Channel); Geography Club (Breaking Glass Pictures); Dear Lemon Lima (Phase 4 Films); Safelight (ARC Entertainment); The Good Mother (Lifetime Television); House (Fox); Awkward (MTV) and Close To Home (CBS). Meaghan moved to the UK to attend drama school, and recently graduated from LAMDA.

The cast is completed by Layo-Christina Akinlude (The Secret Life Of Baba Segi's Wives - Arcola Theatre and Taming Of The Shrew - Shakespeare's Globe); Stefan Menaul (I Loved Lucy - Jermyn St Theatre and Dirty Dancing - UK Tour and West End); Adrian Richards (The Winter's Tale, Macbeth and The Suicide - National Theatre and Eden - Hampstead Theatre) and Kate Sumpter (The Little Drummer Girl - BBC).

The production is directed by Lydia Parker, artistic director of Over Here Theatre Company which produced ObamAmerica, (Theatre503), Our American Cousin and Dolphins and Sharks (Finborough Theatre) both of which she also directed. Other work includes Our Children Will Be Next (Theatre503), Superman and Me (Canal Café), Something There That's Missing (Edinburgh Festival) Skinhead (Brockley Jack Studio), A Big Fridge and Other Plays by James Fritz (Hen and Chickens), All I Need Is a F**k Buddy (Canal Café). She frequently directs for Little Pieces of Gold. She has previously written comedy for BBC Radio 4 with Maureen Oakeley and now writes and directs comedy music web series The Band Formerly Known As with her musician daughter Sabrina Parker.

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Photo Credit: Ali Wright

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Layo-Christina Akinlude

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Layo-Christina Akinlude, Stefan Menaul and Meaghan Martin

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Meaghan Martin and Adrian Richards

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Kate Sumpter and Adrian Richards

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
The Cast of The Actor's Nightmare

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Meaghan Martin

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Adrian Richards and Layo-Christina Akinlude

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Kate Sumpter and Meaghan Martin

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Adrian Richards and Stefan Menaul

Photo Flash: THE ACTOR'S NIGHTMARE At Park Theatre
Stefan Menaul



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