Neil Labute’s Autobahn, which opens at the King’s Head Theatre this month, will star Sharon Maughan, famous for her work in the iconic Nescafe Coffee ads with Anthony Head, as well as for her three year stint on Holby City.
Joining her will be Henry Everett, who was a member of the company for Michael Grandage’s year-long season at the Noel Coward Theatre and played alongside David Walliams and Sheridan Smith in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, as well as understudying in The Cripple of Inishmaan (starring Daniel Radcliffe) and Peter and Alice (starring Ben Whishaw and Judi Dench).
Alongside them, artistic director of Savio(u)r Zoë Swenson-Graham will also star, as will Tom Slatter (5 Kilo Sugar (Brighton Festival/Tristan Bates Theatre) and 1984 (National Tour)). Regarded as one of the most celebrated American playwrights, Neil LaBute has enthralled audiences all over the world with his layered characters, sharp dialogue and subtle social commentaries. Now, in a London premiere, acclaimed American theatre company Savio(u)r will present his play Autobahn, directed by Off-West End Award nominee Tim Sullivan.
This short-play cycle follows colourful, complicated people making their way across America’s highways and their stops, starts, and stalls along the way in seven one-act plays, utilising LaBute’s flair for the dark and sinister as exemplified by his classics The Shape of Things and Bash.
Cast: Sharon Maughan, Henry Everett, Tom Slatter, Zoë Swenson-Graham
Creative: Director Tim Sullivan, Writer Neil LaBute, Producer Savio(u)r
Sharon Maughan has enjoyed a varied career in theatre, television, and film. She starred as Tricia Williams in Holby City, and other television credits include Kidnap and Random, Waking the Dead, Inspector George Gently, and The Bill. She has appeared in the films She’s Out of My League, The Bank Job, and Another Stakeout. Her stage work includes Cradle Me (Finborough Theatre), And All the Children Cried (West Yorkshire Playhouse/New End Theatre), A Doll’s House (Chichester Festival Theatre), Arcadia (National Theatre), and Born Yesterday (Sheffield Crucible Theatre). She also starred in the iconic Nescafé Gold Blend Couple advertisements with Anthony Head.
Henry Everett recently appeared in the West End in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Cripple of Inishmaan, and Peter and Alice, all part of Michael Grandage’s season at the Noel Coward Theatre. His other theatre credits include My Brother the Robot (Roundhouse), Sold (Theatre 503), The Nutcracker (Theatre Royal Bath), The Suitcase Kid (Orange Tree Theatre), The Taming of the Shrew and The Importance of Being Earnest (Oxford Shakespeare Company). Television work includes Emmerdale, Routes, Filth: The Mary Whitehouse Story, The Bill, and Switch.
Tom Slatter recently appeared in the feature film Robot Overlords, and his other film credits include Two Days in the Smoke and Tangerines. His television work includes Gradulthood, That’s English, and Stephen Hawking: The Meaning of Life. Theatre credits include 5 Kilo Sugar (Brighton Festival/Tristan Bates Theatre), 1984 (National Tour), Night of January the 16th (The White Bear), The Fearless Youth (Roundhouse), King Lear, and As You Like It (The Space).
Zoë Swenson-Graham is an artistic director of Savio(u)r . She last appeared at the King’s Head Theatre as Emily in Our Town. She received an Off-West End Award nomination for Best Actress for At the Broken Places (Cock Tavern Theatre), and her other UK theatre credits include The Trojan Women (Cock Tavern Theatre), The Toll (Edinburgh Festival), and Twelfth Night (Courtyard Theatre). Zoë graduated from the University of Southern California, and is also stage combat instructor and choreographer with the Academy of Performance Combat where she has worked with the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Soho Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, Southwark Playhouse, Guildford School of Acting, and the British American Drama Academy.
Performance Dates Wednesday 27th August to Saturday 20th September, 7.15pm
Matinees Saturday 20th September, 2pm
Location King’s Head Theatre, 115 Upper St, Islington, London N1 1QN
Box Office Tickets are available from kingsheadtheatre.com and 0207 478 0160,
priced at £25 (premium), £20.50 (full price), £17.25-15 (concessions),
Thursday 28th August 2014