The production is set to begin performances on the 9th October.
Joining the previously announced David Paisley in Adam Zane’s production will be Sam Goodchild (Far Away, Donmar Warehouse; The Convert, Above the Stag) and Levi Payne (Jekyll & Hyde, Derby Theatre; Hench, M6 Theatre) who will reprise their roles from the 2019 run of Jock Night as Kam and AJ respectively. Joining them will be George Hughes, making his London stage debut as Simon, and Matthew Gent who will be stepping into the role of Russell. Matthew Gent joins Jock Night straight from the Olivier Award-winning company of Cabaret at the Kit Kat Club. His West End credits include Sweeney Todd (Adelphi), Phantom of the Opera (Her Majesty’s) and Les Misérables (Queen’s). George Hughes is recent graduate from The Arden School of Theatre, who made his professional debut with Hive North’s OutStageUs earlier this year.
Ben is a forty-something Victoria Wood fan searching for love in a world of chemsex and jockstraps. As the nights get wilder, he’s surrounded by party boys who don’t even know who Mrs Overall is. Kam is self-proclaimed ‘fabulous and undetectable’, hiding his struggles with addiction by being the life and soul of the party. Gym-bunny Russ is gaining Instagram followers but would rather follow Kam. Antony is 19 years old, just off the bus from Bury and thrown headfirst into a night he will never forget. With a Grindr message from a fading porn star, Ben must decide whether to follow his heart or keep the party going.
Commenting on the full casting Adam Zane, Artistic Director of Hive North says: “Bringing together this incredible mix of talent for Jock Night has been a phenomenal journey. David’s depth, combined with the sheer prowess of actors like Sam, Levi, George, and Matthew, promises to elevate the Jock Night narrative to new heights. Each of these actors not only brings their craft but also an innate understanding of the complexities we’re portraying. I know that this ensemble will tell our story with authenticity, humour, and heart.”
The production will feature designs by Dick Longdin, lighting design by David Clare and sound design by Matt Gill.
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