The stage and screen star will join the production, playing at the Trafalgar Studios from the 25th June.
It has been announced that Mark Gatiss (Sherlock, BBC1; Doctor Who, BBC1; The Madness of George III, Nottingham Playhouse; The League of Gentlemen, BBC Two and UK tour) will be lending his voice for the part of Kosley, a hysterical talking computer, in the world premiere of Dark Sublime. He joins the previously announced Martina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) who will be making her West End debut in the production.
Oli arrives at the door of a now-forgotten sci-fi icon – impatient to make friends, and to make something of his life. Marianne, a jobbing actress, knows about waiting – for the phone to ring, for her best friend to see her differently, for her turn at something more substantial than a half-remembered role on a cult TV show. He wants an autograph; she doesn’t want anything from him. Yet as they start to explore each other’s worlds, they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.
Written by Michael Dennis, the world premiere production will be directed by Andrew Keates (As Is and Dessa Rose – Trafalgar Studios).
Talking about joining the cast, Mark Gatiss said: ” I’m delighted to be a small part of Michael Dennis’ delightful, funny and touching play. All lovers of telefantasy and beyond will have their ribs tickled, their minds probed and their spurious morality catheterised (or something). Puny humans, prepare yourselves for the Dark Sublime!”
The production is produced by Jamie Chapman Dixon and Piers Cottee-Jones for Rigmarole Productions in association with Arion Productions.
Dark Sublime will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 25th June until the 3rd August. To book tickets visit ATG Tickets.