The Drayton Arms will see the lives and egos of German playwright Bertolt Brecht and Hollywood film star Charles Laughton clash in Wally Sewell’s Orbits. 

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Orbits follows the planet-sized egos of left wing German playwright Bertolt Brecht and Hollywood film star Charles Laughton as they negotiate the translation and adaptation of Brecht’s play Life of Galileo for its American premiere, with Laughton lined up for the lead.  

Directed by Anthony Shrubsall, the production will play at the Drayton Arms Theatre from the 21st February  until the 11th March.

The production will star Peter Saracen as Brecht and Edmund Dehn as Laughton. Peter Saracen’s previous credits include the lead in Heresy at the Tabard Theatre as the inquisitor Don Domingo in 2014. He also played the Pastor in RETZ’s immersive piece The Trial, developed in collaboration with the Barbican and Guildhall and supported by Sky Arts and the Arts Council in 2013.

Meanwhile Edmund Dehn’s previous credits include his international hit internet portrayal of popular worldwide cult figure Judge Minty (Best Action Film and Audience Award Wasteland Festival 2013). TV credits include Robert H Jackson in Speer und Er (Bavariafilm), Carlo in 2 series of The 10%ers (Carlton TV) and Gumboil in Knightmare (Anglia TV)  Films and short films include: Spoon (with Rutger Hauer), Brothers Of War, Olive Green, With Love From Suffolk and Lovelorn (Best Supporting Actor LA Reel Film Festival 2009), Junta & Afterlife (Cannes Film Festival Shorts 2014 & 2015).

Orbits will play at the Drayton Arms from the 21st February until the 11th March. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.thedraytonarmstheatre.co.uk/component/jevents/eventdetail/310/-/orbits?Itemid=402

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