It has been confirmed that Robert Chevara’s production will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 16th May.
Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy will also be reprising their roles in Robert Chevara’s acclaimed production of Philip Ridley’s play, which is transferring to the Trafalgar Studios following a successful run at the Park Theatre last year.
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.
Talking about the news director Robert Chevara said: “Vincent River is a modern classic and a dazzling, prescient piece of theatre. The play is even more prophetic now than when it was first produced. The murder of Jo Cox MP in 2016 shocked the nation and hate crimes have risen by 17% this last year alone. But hate crimes against LGBT people in the UK have surged over 78% in the last five years. One in five LGBT people have experienced a hate crime because of their sexual orientation in the last 12 months and four in five younger LGBT people have not reported the hate crimes they’ve endured, and are particularly reluctant to go to the police.”
Louise Jameson is known for having played the iconic role of assistant Leela in Dr Who opposite Tom Baker in the Seventies. She later starred in Tenko, Bergerac and EastEnders. In a 40-year career, her first love, the theatre, has seen her on stage at the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, amongst many others. Louise was nominated for an Off West End Award for her performance in Vincent River at Park Theatre.
Thomas Mahy graduated from Drama Centre, London in 2017. He was also nominated for an Off West End Award for his performance in Vincent River at Park Theatre, which was his London professional debut.
The production is produced by Danielle Tarento in association with Steven M. Levy, by arrangement with Celia Dugua and Park Theatre. It features seat and costume design by Nicolai Hart-Hansen and lighting design by Marty Langthorne.
Vincent River will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 16th May until the 22nd June.