Rhys Yates and More to Star in OLYMPILADS at Theatre N16

Rhys Yates and More to Star in OLYMPILADS at Theatre N16

Darren's convinced he's going to beat Usain Bolt in the Men's 100m Finals.
Abigail won't stop applying varnish to her fingernails.
Simon just wants to make sure his brother and sister are both eating right.

Brought to you by one of 'The Independent's Playwrights to dominate 2017' OLYMPILADS by Andrew Maddock explores a complex relationship between two brothers and their estranged sister, living their lives under the shadow of austerity and the hope for a lasting London legacy during the 2012 Olympic Games. The piece was selected as part of Scott Ellis' first season as Artistic Director of Theatre N16.

OLYMPILADS marks the start of Lonesome Schoolboy's summer season of new writing, which also includes the premiere of TURKEY by Frankie Meredith (Soho Young Writers) who was discovered as a result of the company's open submission policy and has since become an associate writer and tasked with discovering new work.

Director Niall Phillips and Writer Andrew Maddock form the Production Company Lonesome Schoolboy Productions. Previous plays IN/OUT (A Feeling) & HE(ART) are Off West End Nominated and were described as 'Enthralling and Urgent' (The Stage), 'a joy to hear, never mind see' (Exeunt) and 'raw and poignant' (The Upcoming).

Lonesome will be conducting another of their free workshops during the run of Olympilads in August. The workshops have been an opportunity to engage with and facilitate the meeting of other creatives. Anyone interested in registering for more information should visit http://www.lonesomeschoolboy.com.


Writer Andrew Maddock

Director Niall Phillips

Music Don Pinch


Rhys Yates | Simon

Rhys trained at Rose Bruford and graduated in 2015. TV credits in include EASTENDERS (BBC), PLEBS (ITV) & Stan Lee's LUCKY MAN (Sky One). Rhys will next be seen as Julius in Sky/Amazon show BRITANNIA, written by Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, Spectre, The Ferryman)

Michelle Barwood | Abigail

Her recent credits include 'Little Pieces of Gold' (Southwark Theatre) and Herstory Feminist Theatre Festival (Theatre N16). As Hamlet & Angelo in excerpts of an all-female Shakespeare, directed by Barbara Houseman. Commercial credits include, Diet Coke, Sainsburys, & more recently TFL anti-sexual harassment campaign.

Nebiu Samuel | Darren

Recent credits include short films such as Bad Wolves and Between Lovers in the role of Derren which was screened at the BFI South bank in July 2016. And stage productions including The Frogs at The Bread and Roses Theatre and Blackout at Hoxton Hall, Bloomsbury Theatre, and Soho Theatre.

Booking: https://lineupnow.com/event/olympilads

Photo credit: Andrew Maddock

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