NEWS: Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of Retrograde at the Kiln Theatre

The world premiere of Ryan Calais Cameron’s latest play will take place in the London theatre from the 20th April.

Full casting has now been announced for the upcoming production of Retrograde, which will run at the Kiln Theatre until the 27th May 2023. Directed by Kiln Associate Director Amit Sharma, the production will star Ian Bonar (Bobby), Ivanno Jeremiah (Sidney), and Daniel Lapaine (Mr Parks).

Based on on a true event in the life of actor Sidney Poitier in 1950s Hollywood, this is the new play from Ryan Calais Cameron, who has also written For Black Boys Who Have Considered Suicide When The Hue Gets Too Heavy which will be heading to the West End next month.

The Golden Age of Hollywood. Behind closed doors, aspiring actor Sidney Poitier is offered a lucrative contract that could make him a superstar. But what is he willing to sacrifice?

Talking about the news Amit Sharma said: “Just when I thought I couldn’t be more energised about working on Retrograde along come the stellar talents that are Ivanno, Daniel and Ian. I cannot wait to get started!”

The creative team behind the production also includes: Designs by Frankie Bradshaw; Lighting Design by Amy Mae; Sound Design by Beth Duke;Casting by Juliet Horsley CDG and Kiln-Mackintosh Resident Assistant Director Jessica Mensah.

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