Richard Harrington Joins Katherine Parkinson In World Premiere Of Laura Wade's HOME, I'M DARLING at Theatr Clwyd
Theatr Clwyd and the National Theatre today announce star of Welsh crime drama Hinterland, Richard Harrington will join the previously announced Katherine Parkinson in the world première production of Laura Wade's Home, I'm Darling. Making her National Theatre debut, Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, will direct this first-time co-production which opens in the Emlyn Williams Theatre on the 3 July with previews from the 25 June ahead of transferring to the Dorfman Theatre in July.
On joining the company Harrington said "I'm so excited to be returning to Clwyd to open their first co-production with the National Theatre and I'm thrilled to be working with Laura and Katherine again under the watchful eye of the formidable Tamara Harvey. Tamara has been creating some incredibly inspiring work up in North Wales, staging the première of this play shows her ambition and as usual I'm terrified. Laura's work has a unique style that through sheer hard graft feels effortless. Katherine makes it look as natural as breathing in and out. Just hope I can keep up!"
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Acclaimed Welsh actor, Richard Harrington, returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Johnny, where his credits include Stone City Blue. Other theatre credits include Coriolanus (National Theatre of Wales), Red Bud and Gas Station Angel (Royal Court Theatre), Look Back in Anger (Theatre Royal Bath), Other Hands and Art & Guff (Soho Theatre), Unprotected Sex (Sherman Theatre) and House of America (Fiction Factory/UK tour). For television he is perhaps most well-known for his role in the crime drama Hinterland. Further credits include Death in Paradise, Father Brown, Inspector George Gently, Requiem, Poldark, Wolfblood, Burton, Larkrise to Candleford, Crash, Land Girls, Collision, Missing, New Tricks, Sold, 5 Days, Bleak House, Dalziel and Pascoe, Spooks, Gunpowder; Treason and Plot, Hustle, Rehab, Hidden City, Score and Care. For film his credits include The Dark Outside, The Last Summer, Just Jim, Elfie Hopkins, The Shooter, Daddy's Girl, The All Together, Joyrider, Mathilde, Secret Passage and House of America.
Katherine Parkinson will lead the company in the role of Judy. Her recent theatre credits include Dead Funny (Vaudeville Theatre), Before the Party, The Lightning Play (Almeida Theatre), Absent Friends (Harold Pinter Theatre), 66 Books (Bush Theatre), School For Scandal (Barbican Theatre), Season's Greetings (National Theatre), Cock and The Seagull (Royal Court Theatre), Other Hands and Flush (Soho Theatre), Cigarettes and Chocolate (King's Head Theatre), The Unthinkable (Sheffield Crucible), Antigone and The Increased Difficulty of Concentration (Gate Theatre), Camille (Lyric Hammersmith), Frame 312 (Donmar Warehouse) and The Age Of Consent (Bush Theatre). Television credits include Humans, Hang Ups, The Kennedys, The Honourable Woman, The IT Crowd, Extras and Doc Martin. Film credits include Guernsey, The Boat That Rocked, St Trinians 2, How To Lose Friends And Alienate People and Easy Virtue.
Laura Wade is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter. Her credits include Tipping the Velvet (Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, adapted from the novel by Sarah Waters), Posh (Royal Court Theatre and West End), Alice (Sheffield Theatres), Kreutzer vs. Kreutzer (Sydney Opera House and Australian Tour, Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Royal Festival Hall and UK tour), Other Hands (Soho Theatre), Colder Than Here (Soho Theatre and MCC Theatre New York), Breathing Corpses (Royal Court Theatre), Young Emma (Finborough Theatre), and 16 Winters (Bristol Old Vic Basement). Film credits include The Riot Club and Britain Isn't Eating.
Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, Tamara Harvey directs. Her inaugural production for Theatr Clwyd was Much Ado About Nothing, followed by the première of Elinor Cook's award-winning play, Pilgrims, David Hare's Skylight and most recently the première of Peter Gill's version of Uncle Vanya. She has directed in the West End, throughout the UK and abroad, working on classic plays, new writing, musical theatre and in film. Her previous credits include the world premières of From Here To Eternity (Shaftesbury Theatre), Breeders (St James Theatre), The Kitchen Sink, The Contingency Plan, Sixty-Six Books and tHe dYsFUnCKshOnalZ! (Bush Theatre), In the Vale of Health (a cycle of four plays by Simon Gray), Elephants and Hello/Goodbye (Hampstead Theatre), and Plague Over England (Finborough Theatre & West End). Other theatre includes Kreutzer vs Kreutzer (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse/Royal Festival Hall), Bash (Trafalgar Studios), Whipping It Up (New Ambassadors), One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest (Gielgud & Garrick Theatres), Educating Rita (Menier Chocolate Factory & Theatre Royal Bath) and Pride and Prejudice (Sheffield Theatres).