NEWS: Cast and Creative Team Announced for Paradise Now!

The production will play at the Bush Theatre from the 2nd December until the 21st January 2023.

The cast and creative team have been announced for this new Bush Theatre commission by Margaret Perry (Collapsible), playing at the theatre from December.

Directed by Jaz Woodcock-Stewart (Civilisation), the production will feature an all-female ensemble cast including: Annabel Baldwin, Michele Moran, Shazia Nicholls, Ayoola Smart, Rakhee Thakrar and Carmel Winters.

Gabriel Dolan’s never been up to much. That’s what everyone says. Until she meets Alex, a young, ambitious woman who sells essential oils for a multi-level marketing company called Paradise, and overnight, she is drawn into a bright new floral-scented world. In Paradise, you’re your own boss. In Paradise, you could make a fortune. Embraced by a new community of women just like her, Gabriel rises through the ranks of the company like a shooting star. But when she gets to the top, it doesn’t quite feel like she thought it would.

Margaret Perry is a playwright from Cork. Her debut full-length play, Porcelain, was produced at The Abbey Theatre in 2018 and she subsequently adapted it for BBC Radio 4. Her play Collapsible premiered at the VAULT Festival 2019, before going to Edinburgh Fringe, Dublin Fringe (where it won the Fishamble Award for Best New Play), and transferring to the Bush Theatre in Feb 2020. She was part of the Royal Court Supergroup 2018/19, led by Alice Birch and Alistair McDowell.  Margaret is currently a writer on attachment at the RSC and a BFI Flare X Bafta mentee, mentored by Sean Durkin.

The creative team behind the production also includes: design by Rosie Elnile, lighting design by Alex Fernandes, sound design and composition by Jasmin Kent Rodgman, costume design by Hazel Low, dramaturgy by Deirdre O’Halloran and casting by Polly Jerrold.

To book tickets visit: https://www.bushtheatre.co.uk/event/paradise-now/

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