It has been confirmed that Matt Smith will star in Anthony Neilson’s new play Unreachable at the Royal Court Theatre from the 2nd July.
The cast for the production also directed by Anthony Neilson, will also include: Amanda Drew, Tamara Lawrance, Jonjo O’Neill and Richard Pyros.
A film director on an obsessive quest to capture the perfect light. Throughout rehearsals, online content based on ideas the company are experimenting with, will be posted every few days on unreachabletheplay.com, gradually building a collection of references that will offer audiences an insight into the process of devising work, and the themes and images that will shape the finished show.
Anthony Neilson is renowned for creating bold and creative new work and Unreachable sees him continuing with this direction, being created as it goes along in the rehearsal room.
The creative team for Unreachable also includes: set designs by Chloe Lamford, costume design by Fly Davis, lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan, sound and composition by Nick Powell.
Unreachable sees Anthony Neilson return to the Royal Court Theatre following his productions of The Get Out, Narrative, Get Santa!, Relocated, The Wonderful World of Dissocia (winner Best Production in both the TMA and Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland), Heredity, The Lying Kind and The Censor, which won the Writers’ Guild and Time Out Award.
Matt Smith has appeared on stage at the Royal Court before in productions of Fresh Kills and That Face. Other theatre credits include: American Psycho (Almeida) and Swimming with Sharks (West End).
Meanwhile, Amanda Drew’s theatre credits include The Father (Duke of York Theatre/Tour), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre/West End) and The School of Night (Chichester Theatre).
Tamara Lawrance will be making her Royal Court debut in this production of Unreachable. She has most recently appeared in Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom at the National Theatre.
Jonjo O’Neill’s stage credits include productions of Richard III and Romeo & Juliet (RSC), The Effect (National Theatre) and The Crucible ( Manchester Royal Exchange).
Richard Pyros was seen at the Royal Court Theatre in a production of Collaboration. His other stage credits have also included: Gross und Klein, Money Shots, The White Guard, Before/After, Leviathan,Comedy of Errors, Oresteia, Vs Macbeth, The Mysteries: Genesis, Accidental Death of an Anarchist, Woman in Mind (Sydney Theatre Company).