CAST ANNOUNCED FOR APPROACHING EMPTY

Nicholas Khan and Karan Gill will join the cast of this Tamasha, Kiln Theatre and Live Theatre co-production. Set in the North of England, in the aftermath of Margaret Thatcher’s death, this compelling drama by award-winning playwright Ishy Din (Snookered, Best New Play at Manchester Theatre Awards), lays bare the everyday struggles of a post-industrial generation of British men.

The production opens at Kiln Theatre on 14 January, with previews from 9 January, and runs until 2 February. Following performances at Kiln Theatre, the production tours to Live Theatre, Newcastle; Tron Theatre, Glasgow; Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh; Derby Theatre; Belgrade Theatre, Coventry; Curve, Leicester; Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch, and Coliseum Theatre, Oldham.

‘Forget friendship… this is business.’

SARA KESTELMAN STARS IN PARADISE

Sara Kestelman will play ‘Amanda’ in the world premiere of Dusty Hughes’s new comedy Paradise, at Hampstead Theatre, which looks at the cost of growing old and the joys of ageing disgracefully.

Old friends Amanda Goose and Roddy Meakin are enjoying their twilight years on their own terms – outrageous pranks and clandestine gins in the garden, adult magazines at the dinner table and a healthy disregard for the other residents. All is idyllic – until, that is, new management is brought in to restore order…

Directed by Alice Hamilton, Paradise plays from 7 Dec 2018 – 19 Jan 2019.

 

CLIVE RUSSELL CAST IN CATHERINE THE GREAT

Clive Russell will be playing ‘The Fool’ alongside Helen Mirren in the new Sky Atlantic/HBO series. Currently shooting in palaces and sets across Russia, Latvia and Lithuania, the four-part miniseries, written by Nigel Williams (Elizabeth I, Wodehouse in Exile), will chart the latter years of Catherine’s 34-year reign, as she builds Russia’s reputation as one of the great powers of Europe.

MARLI SIU NAMED ONE OF SCREEN INTERNATIONAL’S ‘STARS OF TOMORROW’

Screen International has revealed its Stars of Tomorrow 2018 – including Marli Siu.

Now in its 15th year, the annual talent showcase spotlights up-and-coming actors, writers, directors and producers from the UK and Ireland who are primed to make their mark in the industry in the years to come.

The annual showcase has established itself as a key identifier of emerging UK and Ireland talent, both in front of and behind the camera.