Simon Evans, director of both THE DAZZLE and BUG returns for Found111’s final show, Sam Shepard’s FOOL FOR LOVE, before the building is redeveloped into luxury flats.
Following the critically acclaimed smash hit productions of “The Dazzle”, “Bug” and “Unfaithful”, Emily Dobbs Productions is excited to present Fool for Love, the thrilling final show at Found111, “London’s most fashionable pop-up theatre” – Fiona Mountford, Evening Standard.
Passionate and explosive, “Fool For Love” by multi-award-winning playwright, Sam Shepard, stars New Jersey-born Adam Rothenberg, making his eagerly awaited London stage debut, and Olivier award-nominated Lydia Wilson. They previously starred together as lovers in BBC1’s hit detective series, “Ripper Street”. Adam has starred in all five series of “Ripper Street” as former US Army surgeon and Pinkerton agent Capt Homer Jackson. He also played Stanley Kowalski opposite Patricia Clarkson in the Kennedy Centre’s A Streetcar Named Desire. Lydia was nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Olivier as Kate Middleton in Rupert Goold’s “King Charles III” at the Almeida, West End and on Broadway to rave reviews. She was Cate in the Olivier-nominated Blasted and Kalara in this year’s Star Trek movie, “Star Trek Beyond”.
Confined to a run-down motel room Eddie and May spit truth and lies at each other as they fight for a love that they can’t live with, or without. Past, present and reality collide in this searingly funny, dark portrayal of love, loss and identity set against the stark backdrop of the Mojave Desert.
Lydia said: “I’m so excited to work on this iconic play at Found111 – I remember as a teenager running around the old St Martin’s School of Art building. And I’m delighted to be working again with the immensely talented Adam Rothenberg. The entire cast of Ripper Street were very close, it was a uniquely happy job with real respect and friendship amongst the cast.”
Director Simon Evans (“The Dazzle”, “Bug”) triumphantly returns to Found111 to direct the production. He said: “I can’t wait to return to direct Found111’s swan-song show, “Fool For Love”. Ever since walking up those stairs and into that space on behalf of the Collyer brothers (for “The Dazzle”), I’ve adored its unique capacity to pull an audience into a story; not to mention the extraordinary artists I’ve been able to work with. Sam Shepard’s blisteringly good play completes the triptych perfectly: pulling out audience again into the wilder corners of America and confronting them with one final set of fascinating, eccentric and damaged characters bound together by their attempts to understand their place in the world. Outsiders who seal themselves away have always found a good home at Found111. I’ll be sad to see it go, but am thrilled we get to see it out in style.”
The cast also includes Joe McGann and Luke Neal.
Fool For Love
by Sam Shepard
111 Charing Cross Rd
London WC2H 0DT
Wednesday 26 October – Saturday 17 December 2016
Tickets: from £27.50 (with no booking fee)
Found111 now has allocated seating
Ticketing supplied by Soho Theatre
Age recommendation 12+
Contains adult themes
21 Dean Street
London W1D 3NE