NEWS: Casting Announced for Beneath the Blue Rinse at the Park Theatre

Casting has been confirmed for Glen Walford’s production, playing at the Park Theatre from the 21st May.

Following their production of Spiral last year, Veritas Theatre will be returning to the Park Theatre in collaboration with KEPOW! Theatre with their production of Beneath The Blue Rinse – a comedy about growing old disgracefully.

Casting for the production of Tom Glover’s play, directed by Glen Walford is set to include: Marlene Sidaway as Flora, Kevin Tomlinson as Simon and Ian Redford in the role of George.

When unscrupulous, over-confident salesman Simon Sudgebury comes knocking on the door of the seemingly timid Flora Parkin, hoping to scare her into buying an expensive alarm system, little does he realise what he is about to let himself in for. Feisty, charismatic 75-year-old Flora and her gentle 72-year-old ‘toy boy’ lover George are not what they first appear!

Marlene Sidaway’s credits include:  In The Long Run (ITLR Productions); Doc Martin (ITV); Doctors (BBC); Return To Haifa (Finborough); Talking Heads: A Cream Cracker Under The Setee (West Yorkshire Playhouse) and Kenny Morgan (Arcola). 

Kevin Tomlinson’s theatre credits include: Spiral (Park Theatre); Seven Ages (Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough); On The Edge! (York Theatre Royal / UK tour); The Ragged Child (Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton); Whose Story Is It Anyway? (Theatre Royal, Bury St Edmunds); Flat 73 (Cheltenham Everyman Theatre); Maestro (Hackney Empire) and Godspell (Royal and Derngate Theatre, Northampton).

Ian Redford’s numerous credits include Mary and Martha (Working Title Films); The Secret Theatre (Shakespeare’s Globe); Loot (Park Theatre); The Alchemist (RSC); The Seagull (Regent’s Park Theatre Open Air Theatre); Our Country’s Good (Out Of Joint Theatre Company); Love The Sinner (National Theatre); Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic) and Romeo & Juliet (The Globe).

Talking about the play, playwright Tom Glover said: “I hate little old ladies – the ones you see in dramas who are pottering, harmless cardigan-wearing biddies. I wanted to write a piece which challenged that cliché and packed a punch demonstrating that age is no barrier to radicalism and relevance.”

Beneath the Blue Rinse will play at the Park Theatre from the 21st May until the 15th June.

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