The production will run at the Trafalgar Studios from the 25th June.
Joining the previously announced Marina Sirtis (Star Trek: The Next Generation) as she makes her West End debut will be Jacqueline King (Doctor Who, BBC; Spring Storm, National Theatre), Simon Thorp (Hard
Sun, BBC; Royal Shakespeare Company), esteemed actor and LQBTQ+ campaigner Sophie Ward (Young Sherlock Holmes, Amblin Entertainment; Jane Eyre, BBC Films) and Kwaku Mills (good dog, UK Tour; The End of Eddy, UK Tour). Stage and screen star Mark Gatiss (Sherlock and League of Gentlemen, BBC; The Madness of George III, Nottingham Playhouse) will be lending his voice to the part of Kosley, a hysterical talking computer, in this world premiere production of the debut play by Michael Dennis.
Oli arrives at the door of Marianne, a now-forgotten sci-fi TV icon, impatient to make an impression, to make a friend. 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 – or so she thinks. Yet as they start to explore each other’s worlds, they begin to discover what every good relationship needs: time and space.
This world premiere production is directed by Andrew Keates (As Is and Dessa Rose, Trafalgar Studios) and will include designs by Tim McQuillen-Wright, lighting design by Neil Brinkworth and music by Matthew Strachan.
Talking about the production, Andrew Keates said: “I’m so glad to be coming home to Trafalgar Studios after having such an extraordinary time directing both As Is and Dessa Rose. Now we bring a brand new play from a
debut playwright that gives a stage for mature women and modern LGBT issues with a cast that is truly out of this world.”
Dark Sublime will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 25th June until the 3rd August. To book tickets visit ATG Tickets.