FULL CAST ANNOUNCED FOR
EUROPEAN PREMIERE OF
BY MEGHAN KENNEDY
Robert Cavanah as Nic, Madeleine Worrall as Luda and Laurie Ogden as Connie join the previously announced Georgia May Foote as Vita, Hannah Bristow as Fran, Mona Goodwin as Tina, Gloria Onitiri as Celia and Stephen Hogan as Albert in the 2019 European Premiere of Meghan Kennedy’s NAPOLI, BROOKLYN, beginning a UK Tour on 1 May at Malvern Theatres, running through to 8 June at Oxford Playhouse. The Tour will be followed by a limited four-week season from 13 June to 13 July at Park Theatre, London, with a national press night on Monday 17 June 2019.
NAPOLI, BROOKLYN was originally presented by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Laura Pels Theatre, New York. It is the story of an Italian-American family in 1959. It explores the struggle in immigrant families which is passed down from generation to generation, particularly for women. Set in Brooklyn, it’s a story of strong women taking risks to define a generation as they are forced to confront their conflicting visions for the future in this gripping, provocative portrait of love in all its danger and beauty.
Robert Cavanah’s theatre credits include: Love For Love and Queen Anne (RSC) and Men Should Weep (National Theatre). Television credits include: Outlander (STARZ), Shetland (BBC) and Emmerdale (ITV). Film credits include: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider II. Madeleine Worrall’s theatre credits include: Kingdom Come (RSC) Peter Pan and Jane Eyre (National Theatre/Bristol Old Vic). Her television and film credits include: Clique (BBC), Endeavour (ITV) and Tarzan (Warner Bros). Laurie Ogden’s theatre credits include: To Kill A Mockingbird (Lyric Hammersmith) and Macbeth (Garrick Theatre).
Georgia May Foote is best known for her television roles as Katy Armstrong in Coronation Street (ITV), Alison Simmons in Grange Hill (Lime Pictures), Holly in Trollied (Sky1), Gemma in This is England ’86 (Channel 4). She was runner up in Strictly Come Dancing in 2015. Her other theatre credits include Breakfast at Tiffany’s (UK Tour). Hannah Bristow’s theatre credits include: Jane Eyre (National Theatre and UK Tour), Kindertransport (Queens Theatre, Hornchurch and Theatre de la Ville, Luxembourg) and Who Cares (LUNG Theatre and The Lowry). Mona Goodwin is best known for Black Mirror (Channel 4), Capital (Kudos/BBC) and Marvellous (Tiger Aspect). Her theatre credits include: Ross and Rachel (UK Tour), Generation Z (Royale Productions). Gloria Onitiri’s theatre credits include: Hadestown (National Theatre), Brighton Rock (Pilot Theatre/Tour), Caroline, Or Change (Chichester Festival Theatre), Taming of The Shrew (Globe Theatre). Her television credits include Doctors (BBC). Stephen Hogan is best known for Redwater (BBC One), Injustice, Primeval (ITV), The Tudors (BBC). His film credits include: The Foreigner, Handsome Devil, The Sweeter Side Of Life and Starship Troopers Marauder.
NAPOLI, BROOKLYN is directed by Lisa Blair, designed by Frankie Bradshaw, with lighting by Johanna Town, sound by Max Pappenheim and casting by Ruth O’Dowd. The production is produced by The Original Theatre Company in association with Park Theatre.
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Age Guidance: 12+
1 – 4 May Malvern Theatres 01684 892 277
6 – 11 May Theatre Royal, Windsor 01753 853 888
13 – 18 May Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford 01483 440 000
27 – 31 May Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne 01323 412 000
4 – 8 June Oxford Playhouse 01865 305 305
13 June – 13 July Park Theatre, London 020 7870 6876*
*10% telephone booking fee, capped at £2.50 per ticket.