The full cast for the first national tour of Torben Betts ‘s Invincible, directed by Christopher Harper has been announced today. 

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This national tour production, which opens at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on the 30th March, will star: Alastair Whateley as Oliver, Emily Bowker as Emily, Graeme Brookes as Alan and Kerry Bennett as Dawn.

Alastair Whatley was most recently seen on stage in the 2015 touring production of Flare Path and Birdsong. 

Emily Bowker is currently appearing at Salisbury Playhouse in Up Down Man. Her other recent theatre roles include appearing as Isabelle Azaire in the 2015 UK tour of Birdsong and  A Bunch of Amateurs (The Watermill).

Graeme Brookes most recent stage credits includes: The Tempest (Colchester Mercury), A View from a BridgeThe Rivals; A Slight Ache/The Lover, King David – Man of Blood (Colchester Mercury Theatre), Transmissions (Birmingham Rep), Tanika’s Journey (Frantic Assembly/Deafinitely Theatre) and The Police (Battersea Arts Centre).

Kerry Bennett’s theatre work includes: Celia and Cora in Calendar Girls (National Tour), Cassandra in One for All (Finborough Theatre) and Natalie in The Queen is Dead (The Lowry).

With the recession biting hard, Emily and Oliver have decided to downsize and shift their middle-class London lifestyle to a small town in the north of England.

One night they open their doors and invite next door neighbours, Dawn and Alan into their home. Over the course of a disastrous evening of olives, anchovies, Karl Marx and abstract art; class and culture collide where the consequences are as tragic as they are hilarious.

Directed by Christopher Harper, the creative team also includes designs by Victoria Spearing and sound by Dominic Bilkey.

Invincible was originally staged at the Orange Tree Theatre, before transferring to St James Theatre in 2014 and receiving critical acclaim.

The UK tour of Invincible opens at the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on the 30th March, before visiting venues in Guildford, Eastbourne, Birmingham and Durham. For a full list of venues and to book tickets visit: http://www.originaltheatre.com/portfolio-item/Invincible-2016/

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