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Richard Southgate stars as Johnny in The Dogs of War

Richard Southgate
Richard Southgate

Robin Rayner, David Adkin and TREMers are pleased to announce the cast for their production of Tim Foley’s brave dark comedy The Dogs of War, starring Richard Southgate (Skins, Young Dracula and Borgia). This new play is a volatile look at a group of people battling with the fear of change, isolation and separation.

The production will star Richard Southgate, most famous for his TV roles in Skins (Channel 4) and Young Dracula (CBBC), as well as his starring role in the original West End production of Spring Awakening (Lyric Hammersmith and Novello Theatres). He is joined by Paul Stonehouse (2012 winner of the BBC Radio Norman Beaton Fellowship), Maggie O’Brien (Caucasian Chalk Circle, National Theatre/Complicite) and Melanie McHugh (The Playboy of the Western World, Peer Gynt and Romeo and Juliet, National Theatre; and Pedro The Great Pretender, Tamar’s Revenge and The Dog in the Manger, RSC, Swan Theatre and West End).

The team behind the sold out and critically acclaimed production of The Fastest Clock in the Universe reunite at the Old Red Lion to stage The Dogs of War – a brave new look at the effects of mental illness on a family and questions why there is still such stigma attached to illnesses which are now so common.

The Dogs of War
Producer Robin Rayner Productions Ltd, David Adkin and TREMers
Playwright Tim Foley
Director Tom O’Brien
Performance Dates May 26th 2015 – June 20th 2015
Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm
Saturday matinee, 2.30pm
Sunday matinee, 3.00pm
Running Time 2 hrs 10 mins including interval
Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ
Box Office ticketweb.co.uk), 0844 412 4307
Twitter @DogsofWarPlay)

Johnny – Richard Southgate
Mam – Maggie O’Brien
Dad – Paul Stonehouse
Frances/Cleopatra – Melanie McHugh
Set & Costume Libby Todd, Lighting Tom Kitney, Sound David Gregory, Original Music Divisions (@divisionsreal)

Friday 17th April 2015


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