Playing at the Trafalgar Studios from the 16th October, rehearsal images have now been released for Jonathan O’Boyle’s upcoming production of A Guide for the Homesick. Here’s a glimpse of what has been happening…

A Guide for The Homesick rehearsals
(c) Helen Maybanks. 

Teddy is searching for a friend for the night. Jeremy is searching for a beer. Worlds apart and miles away from home, two strangers, consumed by their own secrets, find each other in a hotel room in Amsterdam.

Can you confess your greatest fear to a stranger?

Making its European premiere this October, Ken Urban’s new play explores the cost of being a friend when you are afraid to love. It is being presented at the Trafalgar Studios by Stage Traffic Productions and is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle.

A Guide for The Homesick rehearsals
(c)Helen Maybanks. 

The production is set to star Douglas Booth as Jeremy and Clifford Samuel as Teddy. Douglas Booth most recently starred on stage in Speech and Debate (Trafalgar Studios) and his screen appearances include:  Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Cross Creek Pictures); And Then There Was None(BBC/Lifetime); Jupiter Ascending (Warner Bros.) and The Riot Club (Film4).

Meanwhile, Clifford Samuel’s stage credits include: Boudica (Shakespeare’s Globe); Don’t Sleep There Are Snakes (Park Theatre); The Events (Young Vic); SYP (Soho Theatre) and The Lightening Child (Shakespeare’s Globe).

A Guide for The Homesick rehearsals
(c) Helen Maybanks. 

Playwright Ken Urban’s other plays include The RemainsSense of an EndingThe CorrespondentA Future PerfectThe Awake and The Happy Sad. His work has been produced in New York by Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, The Amoralists Theater Company, 59E59 Theatres, The Summer Play Festival at The Public and Studio 42. His work has also been produced at Theatre503 in London, First Floor Theater in Chicago and SpeakEasy Stage Company in Boston. 

Meanwhile, director Jonathan O’Boyle’s recent credits include: Rain Man (UK Tour); Aspects of Love (Hope Mill Theatre); This House (Headlong/UK Tour, co-directed with Jeremy Herrin); Rasheeda Speaking (Trafalgar Studios. Off West End Award nomination for Best Director); Pippin (Southwark Playhouse/Hope Mill Theatre. Off West End Award nomination for Best Director); Hair (The Vaults – winner of the WhatsOnStage Award for Best Off-West End Production 2018) and Dear Brutus (Southwark Playhouse). 

A Guide for the Homesick will feature designs by Jason Denvir, lighting by Nic Farman, sound by Max Perryment.

A Guide for The Homesick rehearsals
(c)Helen Maybanks. 

A Guide for the Homesick will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 16th October until the 24th November. To book tickets visit ATG Tickets

 

 

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