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Glenn McCrory’s West End debut in Conor McPherson’s THE BIRDS

The Birds at Leicester Square TheatreAs Glenn McCrory steps out to make his West End Debut, Boxing world champions and major sports personalities will be ringside lending their support to their close friend. Adam Smith, (Head of Sky Boxing) Johnny Nelson (WBO cruiserweight champion), Spencer Oliver (former European Super Bantamweight Champion) Darren Barker (IBF World middleweight champion and former European, British and Commonwealth champion) and Carl Frampton (current IBF super bantamweight champion) are only a handful who have already bought their tickets and have been tweeting their support and approval of this next step in Glenn’s brilliant career.

This atmospheric post apocalyptic chiller is set in a world where society has collapsed and the birds, for reasons unknown, attack humans at every given opportunity. Three strangers with dark pasts and many secrets, find themselves thrown together trying to survive this harsh new world… Hiding in a boarded up house where danger comes from the skies above and also from within.

Directed by Adam Morley
Cast: Glenn McCrory (Nat), Emma Taylor (Diane), Alice Marshall (Julia)

Glenn McCrory
Glenn McCrory

CONOR MCPHERSON (WRITER) stage plays include Rum & Vodka, The Good Thief, This Lime Tree Bower, St Nicholas, The Weir (Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard & Critics Circle Awards), Dublin Carol, Port Authority, Shining City (Tony Award nomination for Best Play), The Seafarer (Tony, Laurence Olivier & Evening Standard Award nominations for Best New Play), The Veil and The Night Alive (New York Drama Critics Circle Best Play Award, Laurence Olivier, Evening Standard & Lucille Lortel Award nominations for Best Play).

ADAM MORLEY (DIRECTOR) Artistic Director of Baroque Theatre Company, associate director of the Canal Café Theatre in London. Awards include: in film and advertising twice been nominated at Cannes Lions winning in 2006; in Theatre: Editors Choice Award as Artistic Director for best new venue, Edinburgh 2008 and Best Director for Theatre & Film at the Fringe Report Awards 2012. Recent theatre credits include: Inspector Morse (UK Tour), Great Expectations (UK Tour for Bicentenary of Dickens’ birth) Dracula (Leicester Square Theatre), The Boy who was Woody Allen (Pleasance Theatre)

GLENN MCCRORY (NAT) Former IBF Cruiserweight champion of the World, Undefeated British & Commonwealth Cruiserweight Champion. BROADCASTING 26 years BSKYB Boxing Commentator and Analyst. Mike Tyson sparring partner. HONOURS Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland Honorary Colonel Durham ACF ACTING CREDITS Quayside, (ITV), Crocodile Shoes 11. Our Friends in the North, Space Precinct, Casualty, Press Gang (TV series) Newton Princess from Kathmandu.

EMMA TAYLOR (DIANE) Credits include: Shoreditch Bitch, RichMix, London, The Fat Man’s Wife, London, Tennessee Williams, UK premiere, The Nanny/The Gossip, Soho Theatre, Dracula, Hackney Empire, The Wedding; Anton Chekhov, The Shaw Theatre & Moscow. Presenting credits include: Writer and presenter [Mobuzz TV, daily show]. Presenter [Reelkandi TV, Edinburgh Fringe] Awards: Fringe Report Award [Theatre Person of the Year].

ALICE MARSHALL (JULIA) is an award winning actress and comedian, and has recently been nominated for the BBC Radio New Comedy Award. Previous theatre includes: Boys & Girls (Tristan Bates Theatre), Alice Marshall: Vicious (Museum of Comedy) Sleeping Booty! (Leicester Square Theatre). Television includes: Very Important People (Channel 4), The Warm Up Guy (E4) and Skins (E4)

Listings Information
THE BIRDS
CONOR MCPHERSON
Leicester Square Theatre
6 Leicester Place
WC2H 7BX
24 September 2015 to 17th October 2015
Tuesdays-Saturdays 7pm
Box Office: 02077342222
www.leicestersquaretheatre.com

Social Media
Twitter: @lsqtheatre
@AdamMorley
@JemmaGross

Updated Tuesday 15th September 2015

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