The world premiere of Small Things Theatre’s production will take place at the Southwark Playhouse on the 22nd September.
Full casting has now been announced for the world premiere of Cordelia O’Neill’s play Anything is Possible if You Think About it Hard Enough, which will open for previews at the Southwark Playhouse from the 22nd September and will run until the 9th October.
Directed by Kate Budgen (Associate Director on Girl From The North Country for Toronto and the West End in 2019, No Place for a Woman, Theatre503), the production is set to star Gemma Lawrence ( Sunnymead Court, Actor’s Centre, Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare’s Globe) as Alex and Huw Parmenter (The Lovely Bones, Birmingham Rep, Jam Jars, Tristan Bates Theatre).
Alex and Rupert aren’t a conventional match, but a caffeinated meeting on the underground ignites a spark. Skip forward to them fighting over baby names, nursery colours and ways to save money. All the signs of a normal family in waiting.
Then Alex goes into labour, their baby is born still and their world implodes.
What follows is a window into how a couple find the strength to move forward, the will to stay together, and the determination to keep the memory of their child alive.
A play that takes us to the depth of grief to find hope, to the edge of insanity to find reason and finds humour in the most unexpected places.
The creative team behind the production includes: designs by Camilla Clarke, associate designer Ceci Calf, lighting design by Sally Ferguson, sound design by Beth Duke and movement director Lucy Cullingford. It is produced by Philip Scott-Wallace.
Anything is Possible if You Think About it Hard Enough will play at the Southwark Playhouse from the 22nd September until the 9th October.