NEWS: Cast Announced for Tightrope Theatre’s Ikaria

The production is set to begin performances at the Old Red Lion Theatre from the 8th to the 19th November.

Casting has been announced for Ikaria, which has been written and directed by Philippa Lawford and playing at the Old Red Lion Theatre next month. It has been confirmed that Amaia Aguinaga (Athena) will play the role of Mia and James Wilbraham (In My Skin, Tom Jones) will play the role of Simon.

The production has been developed by Tightrope Theatre with support from the New Diorama Theatre.

Simon has returned to uni after taking a year out. He just wants to get on with his finals and not slip back into old, destructive habits. Mia, a first-year, is embracing the explosive freedom of life away from home. Simon doesn’t want to leave his room. But then he meets Mia. IKARIA is a love story about finding salvation in someone else.

Talking about the play, Philippa Lawford said: “Ikaria feels like an important story for right now as young people are emerging from the most isolating period of their lives. It’s a play about freedom and loneliness – and how the first steps into adulthood can be at once beautiful and terrifying.”

Meanwhile, commenting on the casting for the production, Izzy Parriss, producer, and associate director said, “We instinctually knew that James and Amaia were the perfect casting for Ikaria, the depth of thought they bring to the rehearsal room is incredible and it’s so exciting to see the play come to life. We can’t wait to showcase our work at the Old Red Lion, it has long been a favourite venue of ours and we are thrilled to have been programmed by them.”

To book tickets for Ikaria visit: https://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/IKARIA.html

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