NEWS: Cast Announced for John Fitzpatrick’s Reared

The world premiere will take place at the theatre from the 4th to the 28th April. 

Reared Image - Courtesy of Lenka Rayn H.

Eileen has a full time job, a fifteen year old daughter with a lot of secrets, a mother in-law who’s showing signs of dementia, a baby on the way, and a husband who doesn’t want to deal with any of it. As she tries to clear the way for the new baby, the family push each other’s buttons in the way only families know how. Everyone’s struggling for their ideal situation but this is by no means an ideal situation.

This new comedy by the BAFTA nominated John Fitzpatrick is a story of overcoming family history as well as fighting for a place at the table.

The world premiere production is directed by Sarah Davey-Hull and is set to star Shelley Atkinson (A Midsummer Night’s Dream, promenade production in Clapham and Oxford; The Borrowers, the New Vic Theatre; Blithe Spirit, Stephen Joseph Theatre), Daniel Crossley (Singin’ in the Rain, Palace Theatre; As You Like It, Shakespeare’s Globe; Sweet Charity, Manchester Royal Exchange), Paddy Glynn (Silent Witness, BBC; House of Bernada Alba, Manchester Royal Exchange; Beauty Queen of Leenane, Irish tour), Rohan Nedd (Doctor Who, BBC; The Machine Stops, York Theatre Royal; Doctors, BBC), and Danielle Phillips (Ready Player One, Warner Bros & Dreamworks; E15, UK Tour; The 56, UK Tour).

Talking about the play John Fitzpatrick said: “At the heart of this play, I hope there are warm, funny, hardworking women. Society has set them against one another and yet, through their resilience, they manage to deeply care for and protect each other. Reared had to be funny because the women I’ve grown up with in Ireland are the wittiest people I know and I’d be doing them a disservice if my characters didn’t at least try to match their level of humour.”

The production will feature designs by Sammy Dowson, sound by Dominic Kennedy and lighting by Jamie Platt. It is produced by bold & saucy theatre company.

Reared will play at Theatre503 from the 4th to the 28th April. For more information and to book tickets visit:

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