First Look at… Vincent River, Park Theatre

The first images of Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy in  Philip Ridley’s Vincent River have been released ahead of the play’s run at the Park Theatre. 

VINCENT RIVER 1 Louise Jameson Photo by David Monteith-Hodge.jpg
(c) David Monteith-Hodge. 

Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. Tonight, they meet for the first time… and their lives will change forever.

Philip Ridley’s Vincent River first premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 2001 and was last seen in London in 2007. Now it returns to the capital in a new production directed by Robert Chevara, starring Louise Jameson and recent graduate Thomas Mahy making his London stage debut.

Talking about the production Director Robert Chevara said: “Philip Ridley is one of Britain’s greatest living writers and I have always wanted to direct his work and collaborate with him. Vincent River is both a modern classic and a dazzling,visionary piece of theatre. The play is even more prophetic now than when it was first produced. The murder of Jo Cox MP shocked the nation and hate crimes have risen by 29% this last year alone. But hate crimes against LGBT people in the UK have surged by nearly 80%in recent years.” 

VINCENT RIVER 8 Thomas Mahy Photo by David Monteith-Hodge
(c)David Monteith-Hodge. 

Louise Jameson is best known for having played the iconic role of assistant Leela in Dr Who in the 1970’s, opposite Tom Baker. She later went on to star in Tenko, Bergerac and Eastenders. Her previous appearances on stage include appearing at the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Meanwhile, Thomas Mahy will be making his London stage debut in the production having recently graduated from the Drama Centre. He recently played Heathcliff in Wuthering Heights at Euro Theater Bonn in Germany.

The production is set to include designs by Nicolai Hart Hansen and has been produced by Celia Dugua in association with the Park Theatre.

Vincent River will play at the Park Theatre from the 20th March until the 14th April. For more information and to book tickets visit:




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