This will be the first professional production of the play in the UK and will begin performances at the theatre from the 11th October.
Casting has been announced for Jen Silverman’s The Moors! which will play at The Hope Theatre for a limited season until the 5th November.
Directed by the theatre’s artistic director Phil Bartlett, the cast is formed by six performers graduating from drama school training since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. The cast will include: Meredith Lewis (Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama) plays the role of Emilie, with Imogen Mackenzie (RADA) as Agatha and Kenia Fenton (Birmingham Conservatoire) as Huldey. The role
of Marjory will be played by Tamara Fairbairn (Fourth Monkey), with Peter Hadfield (Drama Studio London) as the Mastiff and Matilda Childs (London College of Music) completing the cast as the Moor-Hen.
A young governess arrives at a mansion on the bleak and windswept moors – but there’s no sign of the child she’s been employed to look after…
The Moors is playwright Jen Silverman’s gripping Gothic story about isolation, ambition, and the struggle to be seen. Inspired by the letters of Charlotte Brontë, The Moors is an irreverent period drama all about the present, a macabre thriller with a queer thread running through its centre, and a delightfully dark comedy perfect for when the nights are drawing in.
The creative team behind the production includes: set and costume designs by Sophia Pardon, lighting design by Jonathan Simpson, sound design is by Julian Starr and music by Daniel Kluger. The producer is Ella Dale for the Hope Theatre.
Artistic Director of the Hope Theatre and Director Phil Bartlett comments “We met so many wonderful performers during the auditions this summer that we could feasibly have cast the
production three times over! I’m so delighted with the exceptionally talented actors we’ve found, and can’t wait to share Jen Silverman’s delightfully dark story with audiences this October.”
To book tickets for the production visit: https://www.thehopetheatre.com/productions/the-moors/