The cast for the world premiere production of Elinor Cook’s new play Pilgrims has been confirmed ahead of its run at the Hightide festival (8 – 17 September). 

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This brand new production, which will also visit the Yard Theatre in London (20th September-15th October) and Theatre Clwyd (18th-29th October), will be directed by Tamara Harvey.

Elinor Cook’s new play follows the lives of Dan and Will who love to climb mountains. At the age of 18 they climbed Everest, becoming famous for their achievement. Meanwhile, Rachel is studying folklore, writing a PhD about men like Dan and Will and their impulse to climb. She isn’t interested in becoming part of Dan’s story – she wants to make her own. But with the climb only a few days away, it isn’t just the principles but also the people which are in danger….

Pilgrims will star Steffan Donnelly, Jack Monaghan and Amanda Wilkin in the roles of Dan, Will and Rachel.

Steffan Donnelly’s previous theatre credits include: The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titus Andronicus at the Shakespeare’s Globe.

Jack Monaghan has previously appeared in As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), Deposit (Hampstead Theatre), Regeneration (Royal and Derngate, Northampton & tour) and  Wendy and Peter (RSC).

Amanda Wilkin’s credits includes: Hopelessly Devoted (Paines Plough & Birmingham REP), Arabian Nights (Watermill Theatre), The Bacchae, Blood Wedding (Royal and Derngate), Marat/Sade, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home (Nuffield Theatre) and The Twits (The Dukes, Lancaster).

The world premiere production will include designs by James Perkins, lighting designed by Nic Holdridge and sound by Jared Zeus.

Pilgrims will run at the Yard Theatre in London from the 20th September until the 15th October. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.theyardtheatre.co.uk/event/pilgrims/2016-09-20/

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