The Bush Theatre has today announced full casting for Steven Atkinson’s production of Tom Holloway’s Forget Me Not, which will run at the theatre from the 8th December to the 16th January 2016.
A co-production between the HighTide Festival Theatre and the Bush Theatre, this is the UK premiere production that will include Eleanor Bron, Russell Floyd, Sarah Ridgeway and Sargon Yelda in the cast.
In an agreement between the British and Australian governments, between 1948 and 1968 over three thousand children were told that they were orphans and sent to Australia with a promise that they would be well treated and with plenty of opportunities for them to flourish. In reality, they were sent to institutions where neglect and abuse was considered to be normal.
Russell Floyd will play Gerry, Eleanor Bron plays Mary, Sarah Ridgeway plays Sally and Sargon Yelda plays Mark.
Eleanor Bron is well known for being the voice of Carol Tregorran in BBC Radio 4’s The Archers. Her major film credits include Ken Russell’s Women In Love, the children’s classic A Little Princess and the 2012 costume drama Hyde Park on Hudson.
Russell Floyd is best known to television viewers as Michael Rose in EastEnders and as D.C. Ken Drummond in The Bill. His theatre credits include Sir Courtly Nice (RSC), Going To A Party (National Theatre), The Importance Of Being Earnest (Oxford Playhouse), Privates On Parade (Westcliff Palace Theatre), Dracula (Hull Truck), Up And Under (Swansea Theatre Royal), Fit And Proper People (Soho Theatre), the title role in Hangman (Tristan Bates) and, most recently, Happy Birthday Sunita (Watford Palace Theatre and UK / International Tour).
Sarah Ridgeway’s theatre credits include: A Taste of Honey (Salisbury Playhouse), Comedy of Errors (Shakespeare’s Globe), Days of Significance,Titus Andronicus, Candide and A Mad World, My Masters (RSC), You Can’t Take it With You and The Acrington Pals (The Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester), Sucker Punch (The Royal Court), Twelfth Night (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (The Young Vic and Harrogate for HighTide Festival Theatre).
Sargon Yelda’s credits include Light Shining in Buckinghamshire and Dara (National Theatre), Teh Internet is Serious Business (Royal Court), Incognito(HighTide Festival Theatre/ Live Theatre/ Bush Theatre), Moby Dick & The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Simple 8/ Arcola Theatre), The Tempest, Twelfth Night, The Comedy of Errors (RSC).
Forget Me not is on at the Bush Theatre from the 8th December to the 16th January.