The cast and creative team for the premiere of punkplay, which will run at the Southwark Playhouse from the 7th September to the 1st October, has been confirmed.
Gregory S.Moss tells a story of coming-of-age, through friendship, subcultures and not fitting in, with a killer soundtrack.
There’s Duck and there’s Mickey. They’re the kids of America and it’s the 80s apocalypse. They hate their parents and there’s no point in algebra. They’re grabbing at this thing called life: guitars, girls, love, fury, heartbreak and noise noise noise. Punk is their escape from suburbia and it’s like nothing they have ever heard. It’s fast – it’s alive – it’s already dead.
Having been staged in the US by the Steppenwolf Theatre Company, this UK premiere is directed by Tom Hughes.
The cast is set to include: Matthew Castle (Lord of the Flies, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and Aysha Kala (Indian Summers, Shameless), with Sam Perry and Jack Sunderland making their professional debuts.
Talking about bringing the play to London, Gregory S.Moss said: ” I hope London theatregoers respond the same as an American audience. It’s a play that works on a bunch of levels. I hope they can find some reflection of their own adolescence in the central relationship. I hope that the play does capture, in an authentic way, some of that spirit of what I thought punk rock was about: this unfettered freedom, that sense of possibility that it gave me when I was a kid. It’s a huge deal for me to have the play open in London.”
punkplay will run at the Southwark Playhouse from the 7th September to the 1st October. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://southwarkplayhouse.co.uk/show/punkplay/.