The new production will star War and Peace star James Norton and Kate Fleetwood (London Road, Medea) and will run at Found 111 from the 24th March to the 7th May.
Directed by Simon Evans, Tracy Letts’ play will perform at the pop up theatre for a limited season.
A seedy motel room. Oklahoma City. Summer.
Agnes, a lonely cocktail waitress, is holed-up from her violent ex-con ex-husband, seeking solace in drink and drugs. Until a stranger arrives.
With more casting yet to be announced, Bug is an exploration of two people on the edge, where the lines of reality and delusions become increasingly blurred.
Simon Evans returns to Found 111, at the site of the original Central Saint Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road, following the critically acclaimed The Dazzle.
This new production of the play, marks the 20th anniversary since the play was first performed.
Bug marks the return of James Norton to the stage, after a four year absence. He has most recently been seen as Prince Andrei in BBC1’s War and Peace and has returned to our television screens in Happy Valley.
Kate Fleetwood was most recently seen on stage playing Tracey Lord in the Old Vic’s production of High Society, followed by the title role Medea for the Almeida theatre.
Meanwhile director Simon Evans’ previous credits include Silence of the Sea (Donmar Warehouse), Almost,Maine (Park Theatre) and The Rubber Room (The Old Vic).
Bug originally premiered at the Gate Theatre in Notting Hill, twenty years ago in 1996. It originally starred a then-unknown Michael Shannon. After its London debut it transferred to New York, before being adapted into a film in 2006 with Letts writing the screenplay and William Friedkin directing.
Bug will be performed at the pop up venue Found 111 on Charing Cross road from the 24th March to the 7th May. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.sohotheatre.com/whats-on/bug/. For more information on the theatre visit: http://found111.co.uk/.