Christopher Durang’s play will run at the Park Theatre from the 16th July.
Lydia Parker’s production will see Camp Rock star Meaghan Martin making her professional stage debut in Christopher Durang’s dark comedy.
Meaghan Martin is best known for playing the role of Tess Tyler in Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (Disney Channel Original Movie) and played the lead role in the 10 Things I Hate About You (ABC Family) TV series. Meaghan moved to the UK to attend drama school, and recently graduated from LAMDA.
The cast of the production is completed by Layo-Christina Akinlude (The Secret Life Of Baba Segi’s Wives – Arcola Theatre and Taming Of The Shrew – Shakespeare’s Globe); Stefan Menaul (I Loved Lucy – Jermyn St Theatre and Dirty Dancing – UK Tour and West End); Adrian Richards (TheWinter’s Tale, Macbeth and The Suicide – National Theatre and Eden – Hampstead Theatre) and Kate Sumpter (The Little Drummer Girl – BBC).
The Actor’s Nightmare offers snapshots of the eccentric and absurd, as audiences are offered an insight into the madness of the entertainment industry and all the things that those involved in it love to hate. From Tennessee Williams to Euripides, tossing in a bit of Beckett, no renowned playwright is safe. Classic plays are warped and distorted, with an outcome that is both shocking and hilarious.
Director Lydia Parker is the Artistic Director of Over Here Theatre Company which produced ObamAmerica, (Theatre503), Our American Cousin and Dolphins and Sharks (Finborough Theatre)both of which she also directed. Other work includes Our Children Will Be Next (Theatre503),Superman and Me (Canal Café), Something There That’s Missing (Edinburgh Festival) Skinhead (Brockley Jack Studio), A Big Fridge and Other Plays by James Fritz (Hen and Chickens), All I Need Is a F**k Buddy (Canal Café).
The Actor’s Nightmare will play at the Park Theatre from the 16th July until the 10th August.