Teresa Banham, Greg Hicks, and More to Star in Will Eno's THE OPEN HOUSE at Theatre Royal Bath
Casting is today announced for the UK premiere of Will Eno's award-winning play The Open House, directed by former Artistic Director of the RSC, Michael Boyd. The production will run at the Ustinov Studio from Thursday 23 November to Saturday 23 December, with opening night for press on Wednesday 29 November. It will then transfer to London from 18 January - 17 February 2018, playing at Notting Hill's Print Room at the Coronet
In Eno's signature, inimitable style, The Open House offers a wildly subversive and dark,ly hilarious take on the archetypal family drama. The production stars Teresa Banham as Mother, Greg Hicks as Father, Lindsey Campbell as Daughter, Crispin Letts as Uncle and Ralph Davis as Son.
Son and Daughter have come home to celebrate their Mother and Father's wedding anniversary, but the atmosphere is strained and the dog is nowhere to be seen. Just as they hit stalemate things start to take a very unexpected turn...
This production follows the hugely successful Trouble in Mind, starring Tanya Moodie and directed by Laurence Boswell, which transferred from Theatre Royal Bath to Print Room at the Coronet earlier this year.
Teresa Banham's extensive theatre credits include A Chorus of Disapproval (West End), Heresy of Love (RSC), Measure for Measure (RSC), The Father (Chichester Festival), Snake in the Grass (Old Vic). Television credits include Vera, Poirot: The Big Four and Silent Witness.
Greg Hicks recently starred in the title role in Richard III at the Arcola Theatre. His other stage credits include The Tempest, All's Well That Ends Well, Hamlet, The Winter's Tale and Julius Caesar all for the RSC. Television credits include Burton & Taylor, The Bible and Waking the Dead.
Lindsey Campbell's previous work for Ustinov Studio includes Right Now, The Harvest and The Big Meal. Recent screen credits include Silent Witness and Pumped.
Crispin Letts' stage credits include The Entertainer (West End), The Servant (Lyric Hammersmith), An Inspector Calls (West End) and Othello, Wind in the Willows, Machine Wreckers all for National Theatre.
Ralph Davis is a recent RADA graduate. Credits while training include The Winter's Tale, A Little Night Music, Macbeth and The Oresteia. He was also recently starred in King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe.
Will Eno's Broadway debut play, The Realistic Joneses, was the winner of a Drama Desk Special Award. Other writing credits include The Open House (Off-Broadway), which won the Obie Award for Playwriting and most recently Wakey, Wakey (Off-Broadway).
Michael Boyd's directing credits for Ustinov Studio include Right Now, The Harvest and The Big Meal. Other recent directing credits include The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures (Hampstead Theatre) and Tamburlaine (Broadway). He was formerly Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.
The Open House is the second play in the Ustinov Studio's season of International UK Premieres. Daniel Kehlmann's new thriller Christmas Eve, starring Niamh Cusack and Patrick Baladi and directed by Laurence Boswell is currently running at the Ustinov until 18 November.
The Print Room began life in September 2010 in a converted printing warehouse just off Westbourne Grove, with a mission to present an exciting mixture of theatre, dance, concerts, art exhibitions and a variety of multidisciplinary collaborations. The theatre is now realising its unique artistic vision in its new, permanent home, Notting Hill's iconic Coronet. The venue is currently curating the first Coronet International Festival, running throughout November.
For further information visit www.theatreroyal.org.uk.
Photo credit: Simon Annand