The first images of Harry Melling and Jasmine Hyde starring in the world premiere of Jam have been released. 

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Harry Melling and Jasmine Hyde. (c) Matthew Foster.

Playing at the Finborough Theatre from the 23rd May, this world premiere of Matt Parvin’s first full length play is directed by Tommo Fowler.

Ten years ago, Bella Soroush’s life was ruined by one of her pupils – Kane McCarthy. She has gradually rebuilt things – new school, new town, new friends – and finally feels at home in the depths of the countryside.

Now Kane is back in her classroom, armed with relics of the past and claiming to want forgiveness.

As the truths they’ve clung to begin to collapse, teacher and pupil are forced to confront their prejudices and the shared history that has bound them together.

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Jasmine Hyde and Harry Melling. (c) Matthew Foster.

The play is set over the course of one evening that examines social fault-lines in Britain today, and the tension between truth and justice.

Jam is produced by W14 Productions in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre. It will feature designs by Emma Bailey, lighting by Peter Harrison, Movement and Fight Direction by Ailin Conant and sound by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite. 

Harry Melling stars as Kane. His previous credits include King Lear (Old Vic), Hand to God (Vaudeville), The Angry Brigade (Bush Theatre and Paines Plough) and Peddling (HighTide, Arcola and 59E59 New York).

Jasmine Hyde will star as Bella. Her previous stage credits includes: Not Moses (Arts Theatre), Whose Life is it Anyway? and The Dog (Frinton Summer Theatre), Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act (Jermyn Street) and Death of a Cyclist (Arcola).

Jam is Matt Parvin’s first full length play. He trained at the Royal Court Theatre and Arcola Theatre Writers Programme, and was part of the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond,
Writers Collective. His short plays include Monster Party and You Maverick (Arcola Theatre), Everyday Horse (Theatre503), Roost (Oxford New Writing Festival 2013, and winner of Best Script Prize) and The Death of Riot Boy (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton).

Jam will play at the Finborough Theatre from the 23rd May until the 17th June. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2017/jam.php

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