Casting has been announced for ROARING TRADE by Steve Thompson (Dr Who, Sherlock, Upstairs Downstairs), directed by Alan Cohen, at Park Theatre from Wednesday 23 September to Saturday 24 October, 2015 with press night on Wednesday 30th September, 2015
Canary Wharf. As the curtain comes down on the recession, four wildly different bond traders put their limits to the test.
The coarse tactics of top dog Donny are challenged when young, bright Cambridge graduate Spoon arrives and fights to stake his claim in the bank. Savvy young Jess is wrapping clients around her little finger, but seasoned trader PJ lags behind as he struggles to paper over the cracks of a family life in suburbia.
In glass buildings that never sleep, what will it take to shatter the glass ceiling?
Nick Moran will star as ‘Donny’, alongside Michael McKell as ‘PJ’, Melissa Aston-Munslow as ‘Jess’, Timothy George as ‘Spoon’, Melanie Gutteridge as ‘Sandy’, and introducing William Nye as ‘Sean’.
Nick Moran is an actor, writer and director, best known to movie audiences for his lead role as ‘Eddy’ the card sharp in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and as ‘Scabior’ in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2. He wrote and directed the award winning feature films The Kid and Telstar (an adaptation of his Olivier-nominated stage play). He has appeared in over 25 feature films and TV programs including ITV’s Mr Selfridge, BAFTA nominated The Wrong Man’s and The Great Train Robbery. He was most recently seen on stage in the sell out West End production of Twelve Angry Men.
Timothy George and Melissa Aston-Munslow co-founded STAMPTheatre in 2015, and Roaring Trade is the company’s debut show. Timothy and Melissa commented, “STAMPTheatre sets out to combine experience with emerging talent. We produce theatre that explores the social expectations placed upon young adults in today’s fast-paced culture. STAMP’s founding members are young people with big ideas who hear the confusion of their contemporaries and the feelings of uncertainty for their futures. We are passionately committed to making theatre that is seen through their eyes.”
Michael McKell is probably best known for his three year starring role in Doctors as well as playing ‘DC Nick Henshall’ in Emmerdale, ‘D.I Trevor Hands’ in ITV’s Murder Investigation Team and Channel 4’s Totally Frank. On stage Michael has starred in Blood Brothers, the role of ‘Stoner’ in Ben Elton’s Tonight’s the Night and the Olivier winning Crazy for You. His film credits include Essex Boys with Sean Bean.
23 September – 24 October 2015
Tuesday – Saturday @ 7.30pm, Thursday & Saturday matinees @ 3.00pm
Previews: 23, 24, 25, 26, 29 September
Press night: Weds 30 September @ 7.00 pm
Running Time: TBC
Booking: www.parktheatre.co.uk 020 7870 6876
Friday 7th August 2015