Casting has been confirmed for the world premiere of Catherine Lucie’s play, which will play at the Old Red Lion Theatre from the 6th February. 

Jill McAusland
Jill McAusland. 

It has been announced that Jill McAusland (Call the Midwife, BBC1; Pygmalion, English Speaking Theatre Frankfurt; Arms and the Man, Watford Palace Theatre), Oliver Britten (Walrus, The Vaults; Alice Adventures Underground, VAULT Festival; Back to the Future, Secret Cinema) and Jonny Magnanti (Three Winters, National Theatre; The Hound of the Baskervilles, Stables Theatre Hastings; Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mercatoria Theatre Company) will star in the production directed by Blythe Stewart.

Bronagh has lived at the heart of the moor for as long as she can remember, but recently she has started having the same troubling dream. Are the voices trying to tell her something? When a boy vanishes, Bronagh has to tell someone what she suspects, entangling herself and her boyfriend in a murder investigation.

This psychological  thriller explores what people are capable of when isolated and under pressure, ensnaring and unsettling the audience.

Talking about the production director Blythe Stewart said: “I am delighted to be bringing Catherine Lucie’s thrilling and unnerving play to life – it’s an ambitious and bold work. At the heart of this play is a woman trying to make a difference in her life. I’m thrilled people will have the chance to see more than just a ‘strong female character’. Bronagh is nuanced: acute, reserved, ordinary, distinct, and changeable, and her fight is for herself. We are passionate about making work that gives a space for people usually on the edge of society and of our stories.”

The creative team for the production includes set and costume designs by Holly Pigott, lighting by Jamie Platt and sound design by Anna Clock.

The Moor will play at the Old Red Lion Theatre from the 6th February until the 3rd March. For more information visit: http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/the-moor.html

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