The new play by Lily Shahmoon will have its world premiere at the Southwark Playhouse in March.

Casting has been confirmed for the upcoming world premiere of Lipstick which will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 4th March. Making his professional directing debut, Ed White is set to direct Helen Aluko (Jordan) and April Hughes (Tommy) in the production.

Tommy is scared of everything. Especially the kids at school who would call him gay if they saw him putting on lipstick. Jordan isn’t scared of anything. He’s not scared that he likes the way Tommy looks in lipstick. Really, he’s not.

Helen Aluko’s previous stage credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre), Doctor Faustus (Royal Exchange Theatre) and Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Royal Stratford East). For television her credits include The Driver.

April Hughes has appeared in Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace Theatre) and The Play That Goes Wrong (Duchess Theatre). For television her credits include Dixi and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.

Talking about the play, Lily Shahmoon said: “It’s so exciting to be able to bring this play to a theatre with an open and encouraging attitude to new writing. Lipstick is a delicate, intimate play, that has found a suitably intimate home, and I can’t wait to share it.”

The production is produced by Rupert Henderson and features lighting design by Alex Lewer.

Lipstick will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 4th to the 28th March.

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