Ché Walker directs the UK premiere of Alexis Michalik’s latest play which will play at the Park Theatre from the 3rd April.

Having opened in Paris in 2017 at the La Pépinière Théâtre, Alexis Michalik’s new play will make its UK debut at the Park Theatre in April.

The London production is set to see Ché Walker directing as well as starring  as the director Richard within the play in Intra Muros. He will be joined on stage by Summer Strallen as Alice, Victor Gardener as Angel, Emma Pallant as Jane and Declan Perring as Kevin.

Ageing thespian Richard is preparing to direct his first theatre class in a maximum security prison, assisted by his former-actress ex-wife Jane and an inexperienced social worker called Alice. When only two inmates turn up he decides to go ahead with the class nonetheless – and so begins a captivating and darkly comic exploration of life, within the walls.

Alexis Michalik is an author, actor and director whose previous writing credits include Le Porteur d’Histoire which has run for over 1500 performances to date and played around the world as well as Le Cercle Des Illusionnistes. For both pieces Michalik received the Beaumarchais du Figaro Prize, the Jeune Théâtre de l’Académie Française Award and two coveted Molière Awards.

Director and actor Ché Walker’s credits include The Frontline (2008), the first contemporary-set new play to be performed at Shakespeare’s Globe in London. His play Klook’s Last Stand premiered at Park Theatre in 2014, before playing at the NAMT Festival in New York in 2017. His musical adaptation of Been So Long, which he also directed, premiered at the Young Vic and his own feature film adaptation starring Michaela Coel and Arinzé Kene (bought by Netflix) opened last year’s BFI London Film Festival. 

Summer Strallen is best known for her West End roles including starring in productions of Top HatThe Sound of Music, Young Frankenstein, The Drowsy Chaperone, Guys and Dolls, The Boy Friend, Love Never Dies, Cats, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Victor Gardener’s recent theatre credits include But Still It Goes On and Fog (Finborough Theatre), Frank Sent Me (Soho Theatre), Enjoy(Theatre Royal Bath) and Journey’s End (Mercury Theatre Colchester). 

Declan Perring’s theatre credits include Sam, The Good Person (Bunker Theatre), Our Boys and Early Birds (Q Productions), The Revenger’s Tragedy (Nottingham Playhouse), Screens (Theatre503) and Belfast Boy (Arcola Theatre).

Emma Pallant is known for her stage roles in A Christmas Carol (RSC), Lava (Nottingham Playhouse), Wind in the Willows (Rose Theatre, Kingston) and Much Ado About NothingAs You Like ItA Midsummer Night’s DreamRomeo and JulietComedy of Errors andMacbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe). 

Intra Muros will play at the Park Theatre from the 3rd April until the 4th May.

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