SPRING AWAKENING's Richard Southgate to Star in THE DOGS OF WAR at the Old Red Lion

Robin Rayner, David Adkin and TREMers are pleased to announce the cast for their upcoming production of Tim Foley's brave dark comedy The Dogs of War, starring Richard Southgate (Skins, Young Dracula and Borgia). This new play is a volatile look at a group of people battling with the fear of change, isolation and separation.

The production runs May 26th - June 20th, 2015 at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Press Night: May 29th 2015, 7.30pm.

The production will star Richard Southgate, most famous for his TV roles in Skins (Channel 4) and Young Dracula (CBBC), as well as his starring role in the original West End production of Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello Theatres). He is joined by Paul Stonehouse (2012 winner of the BBC Radio Norman Beaton Fellowship), Maggie O'Brien (Caucasian Chalk Circle, National Theatre/Complicite) and Melanie McHugh (The Playboy of the Western World, Peer Gynt and Romeo and Juliet, National Theatre; and Pedro The Great Pretender, Tamar's Revenge and The Dog in the Manger, RSC, Swan Theatre and West End).

The team behind the sold out and critically acclaimed production of The Fastest Clock in the Universe reunite at the Old Red Lion to stage The Dogs of War - a brave new look at the effects of mental illness on a family and questions why there is still such stigma attached to illnesses which are now so common.

The show runs May 26th 2015 - June 20th 2015, playing Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm Saturday matinee, 2.30pm Sunday matinee, 3.00pm. Running time: 2 hrs 10 mins including interval. Performances run at the Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ. Prices: £17/£14/£10. Ticketweb (, 0844 412 4307. Tube: Angel station (1 min walk); King's Cross St Pancras station (17 min walk); Old Street station (21 min walk). For more about the play, visit or follow on Twitter @DogsofWarPlay.

Special Event - On May 11th, we will host a special evening of music, comedy and new short plays at the Old Red Lion as part of Mental Health Awareness Week and raise money for Rethink Mental Illness charity.

About Richard Southgate - Theatre credits include: I died in hell - (They called it Passchendaele) (Bloomsbury Theatre); Paper Shield (Ransack Theatre Company); Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith & Novello Theatres); The Rose And The Ring (The Company Music Theatre Manchester); Little Me and The Ragged Child (NYMT). Television credits include: Doctors, Just William, Stanley Park, Casualty, Fish (all for the BBC), and Young Dracula (for CBBC). Other productions include Lewis (ITV Productions), Skins (E4), Not Safe For Work (Clerkenwell Films), Titanic (Deep Indigo Productions), and Borgia (Canal+ & Atlantique Productions). Film credits include: The Man With Four Legs (EDC Productions), High Strung (Riviera Films) and A Little Bit Country (Elfin Productions).

About Paul Stonehouse - Theatre credits include: Waiting for Godot, Equus and On the Shore of the Wide World (York Theatre Royal); Sanctuary (Brighton Fringe); New Writing Performances (The Bush Theatre London); (Freedom Studios Bradford); (Hull Truck). Radio credits include: Good Omens, Neverwhere , The Archers, 2014 Radio Academy Award winner The Morpeth Carol. Paul was the 2012 winner of the BBC Radio Norman Beaton Fellowship and was an actor with the BBC radio drama repertory company in London during 2012/13.

About Melanie McHugh - Theatre credits include: Wonderful Tennessee (Sheffield Crucible); Spokesong and Over The Bridge (Finborough Theatre); Durang/Durang (Jermyn Street Theatre); Twelfth Night (Creation Theatre, Oxford); Shining City (Greenwich Theatre and National Tour); Aancing at Lughnasa (New Vic Theatre); Pedro The Great Pretender, Tamar's Revenge and The Dog in the Manger (Royal Shakespeare Company, Swan and Playhouse Theatre, West End); The Art of Success (Arcola Theatre); The Playboy of the Western World, Peer Gynt and Romeo and Juliet (National Theatre Cottesloe and Olivier); Blood Wedding (Northern Stage, Newcastle); Playgirl and Rumpelstiltskin (Abbey Theatre Dublin); The Singular Life of Albert Nobbs and Summerhouse (Druid Theatre, Galway); The Illusion (Charabanc Theatre); The Lament for Arthur Cleary (7:84 Theatre, Scotland); Translations (Chandler Theatre, Glasgow). Television credits include: DANI'S CASTLE (BBC). Writing credits include: Four plays - Bungalow, Clocked, Blushing and Brained for Shorts New Writing (Landor Theatre, Clapham). Bungalow was subsequently made into a short film. Voice Over credits include: numerous audiobooks for and the RNIB. Melanie trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music Drama.

About Maggie O'Brien - Theatre credits include: 12 (Kali Theatre); The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd (Orange Tree); An Inspector Calls, See How They Run, She Stoops to Conquer (Theatre by the Lake); You Can't Take it With You (Manchester Royal Exchange/Told By an Idiot); Kalashnikov: In the Woods by the Lake (Pursued by a Bear); Faith Healer (Salisbury Playhouse); The Beauty Queen of Leenane (Octagon, Bolton); He's Much to Blame (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); The Flying Machine (Unicorn Theatre); Caucasian Chalk Circle (National Theatre/Theatre de Complicite); A Busy Day (King's Head); Cider with Rosie, Be My Baby (New Vic); Smashed Eggs (Northampton Theatre Royal); The Kitchen (Royal Court); Dancing at Lughnasa (Westcliff Palace).

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