An all-star cast announced for the world premiere of Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched – a mucky romp through the morals, memories and music of the 1950s!
Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched by Gemma Page and Michael Kirk, is a black comedy set in the industrial north of England, opening at Park Theatre in a 4-week season from Tuesday 1st September to Saturday 26th September. Press night is Wednesday 2 September at 7.00pm.
It is 1959 and you are invited to a party. The Needham family have buried Uncle Arthur and christened Baby Clifford in a double booking at the church. As Dorothy-Mavis takes charge of preparations for the after-party, tensions erupt and toxic secrets threaten to destroy her family. But she is not a woman to let family love come between her and social respectability – whatever the cost.
The cast includes: Wendi Peters (series regular Cilla Battersby Brown in Coronation Street, on stage Oh What a Lovely War, Theatre Royal, Stratford East & UK Tour, White Christmas, Dominion Theatre); Diana Vickers (LV in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, Holly in The Duck House, both Vaudeville Theatre, a semi-finalist on The X Factor); Vicky Binns (Molly Compton in Coronation Street, Ollie in Emmerdale, Martha on two series of The Mill, Lina Lamont in the national tour of Singin’ in the Rain); Matthew Fraser Holland, (Mr Protherough in Code of a Killer, ITV); Kevin McGowan (Gerardo Escobar in Death and The Maiden, English Theatre of Frankfurt, Ray Say in The Rise & Fall of Little Voice, Derby Theatre); Wendy Morgan (A Streetcar Named Desire and Phedre at the National Theatre, on film as Cynthia Lennon in Birth of the Beatles, Mollie in Yanks – Evening Standard Award for Most Promising Newcommer; James Wrighton (award-winning co-founder/writer and performer with Edinburgh Comedy Award (formerly Perrier) nominated sketch group ‘Idiots of Ants’. The ‘Ants’ have twice toured Australia and New Zealand appearing at the Melbourne & Sydney International Comedy Festivals and winning Best International Act at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival);Danielle Flett (Poppy in Noises Off, The Old Vic & UK tour, Emily in Vera Vera Vera Vera at the Royal Court, Carolyn in Top Boy for Channel 4).
Produced by Stuart Piper for Cole Kitchenn and Bradford Street Productions. Stuart is a two-time Whatsonstage Award-nominated producer of New Boy and Lifecoach (Best New Comedy, 2009 & 2010) at Trafalgar Studios that starred Nicholas Hoult and Phill Jupitus respectively.
Director: Michael Kirk
Designer: Rachel Stone (Sweeney Todd, Twickenham Theatre)
Lighting Designer: Derek Anderson (Scenes from a Marrige, dir Trevor Nunn, St. James Theatre)
Casting: Anne Vosser
Hatched ‘n’ Dispatched
London N4 3JP
Box office: 020 7870 6876
Previews: 1st September 2015
Press Night: 2nd September 2015 (at 7.00pm)
Plays until: 26 Sep 2015
Performances Tuesday to Saturday Evenings 19.45
Thursday and Saturday Matinees 15.15
Running Time TBC
Monday 1st June 2015