The double bill of Steven Berkoff plays directed by Nigel Harman will appear at the Trafalgar Studios from the 6th October until the 5th November.
Lunch (1983) and its sequel The Bow of Ulysses (2002) are two of Berkoff’s small pieces that examine the relationship between a couple from when they first meet and have a one night stand and how years later they have survived two decades of marriage.
The cast for the production includes Shaun Dooley and Emily Bruni. Shaun Dooley starred as Ricky Gillespie in Broadchurch andDC Carl Hawkins in Cuffs. Meanwhile, Emily Bruni an currently be seen as Simone in The Collection, the major new series launched this week on Amazon Prime.
The production will feature designs by Lee Newby, lighting by Joshua Carr, sound design by Ben and Max Ringham and Alastair David as movement director.
Producer Jimmy Jewell said: “Berkoff‘s plays are always physically demanding for the actors involved. In Lunch and The Bow of Ulyses, intentional vulgarity sits cheek by jowl with passages of poetic clarity, allowing the characters to reveal the most painful and ugly aspects of their lives. Lunch is a black comedy of errors that is as universal as it is bizarrely peculiar. It is a psychological and sexual struggle for power. Berkoff’s writing is astounding in its unrelenting physicality.”
Lunch and The Bow Ulysses will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 6th October until the 5th November. To book tickets visit: ATG Tickets, Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk.