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Ginger Hibiscus |CASTING: Full Casting Announced for Marching on Together at the Old Red Lion Theatre
Ginger Hibiscus |CASTING: Full Casting Announced for Marching on Together at the Old Red Lion Theatre
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25 Jan CASTING: Full Casting Announced for Marching On Together at the Old Red Lion Theatre

BackHere! Theatre Company have announced the cast of their upcoming Arts Council funded production of Adam Hughes’ new play, Marching on Together, which opens at the Old Red Lion Theatre in February.

The cast is lead by Adam Patrick Boakes as Macca, who might be recognisable from his time at Eastenders, and who stars in Kicking Off, a new football film being released later this year. He’s joined by Donna Preston, the voice of Gala Bingo, Jim Mannering as Jono, Alex Southern as Nathan and Joshua Garwood as Tommy.

Adam Patrick Boakes’s theatre credits include Faust at the Greenwich Theatre and UK and Tour), Smithereens (Paines Plough at the Soho Theatre). Donna Preston graduated from Rose Bruford in 2009 and has since gone onto appear in a number of films, including Who Needs Enemies and the soon to be released Set the Thames on Fire. Jim Mannering recently finished as Den in Sheltered, a ‘best new play’ Offie nominated comedy at the Tabard Theatre. He also appeared in Honeybees at The Greenwich Theatre, and Richard III (The Cambridge Shakespeare Company). Alex Southern’s theatre credits include Danny in Grease (Italian National Tour), with film credits including Beautiful People (Doghouse Pictures), The Friar (Caverna Films) and Terminal (Spirit Bear Films). Joshua Garwood is a recent graduate of Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, who has been involved in a few short films, and worked with Patch of Blue Theatre on their sell-out musical play Beans on Toast at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Inspired by true events and commemorating the 30th anniversary of one of Britain’s bloodiest and most tragic footballing seasons, Marching on Together was the was the only British play to be shortlisted for the Burbage Prize 2014. The play is a violent, demanding, and necessary play that will confront a part of our past that we have often ignored or misunderstood. After the London production, a week of performances and theatre workshops will take place in Leeds at community centres, schools, and non-traditional spaces to highlight the dangers of football hooliganism and steps that can be taken to prevent violence.

We got to speak to the writer, Adam Hughes, about Marching on Together. Read our interview here.

Venue: The Old Red Lion Theatre
Dates: 3rd – 28th February 2015
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