Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces full casting for the regional première of the hit Royal Court and West End comedy Jumpy by April De Angelis. Sara Stewart leads the company in the role of Hilary and is joined by Ciara Baxendale (Lyndsey), Charlotte Beaumont (Tilly), Steven Elliot (Roland), Laurie Kynaston (Josh), Charlotte Moore (Bea), Kerry Peers (Frances), Laurence Ubong Williams (Cam) and Philip Wright (Mark).
Well, that’s the thing, with children you can’t take them back and exchange them. Hilary is 50 and life is passing her by. Her job is under threat, her marriage is sustained only by habit and, worst of all, her 15 year old daughter Tilly is breaking all the rules and driving her mother frantic.
Jumpy is a comedy of a mid-life crisis, teenage rebellion and mother-daughter relationship in meltdown.
April De Angelis’ work includes After Electra (Plymouth Theatre Royal and Tricycle Theatre), Jumpy (Royal Court and Duke of York’s), Wild East (Royal Court), Country (Terror Season, Southwark Playhouse), an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep Theatre), A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint Theatre Company, National Theatre), The Warwickshire Testimony (RSC, The Other Place), The Positive Hour (Out of Joint Theatre/National Tour).
Sara Stewart plays Hilary. Her many theatre credits include Dinner With Friends (Park Theatre), The Snow Queen (Rose Theatre Kingston), Enron (West End and Tour), Six Degree of Separation (Old Vic), The Hour We Knew Nothing of Each Other (National Theatre), The Pain and the Itch and Etta Jenks (Royal Court), Proof (Donmar Warehouse), A Month in The Country and Troilus and Cressida (RSC), Outcry (Cheek By Jowl), Heartbreak House (Chichester Festival), Sly Fox, Lady Windermere’s Fan, Dear Brutus and While the Sun Shines (Pitlochry Festival Theatre). Her television credits include, Dr Foster, Quirke, Fresh Meat, Rebus, NCS Manhunt, Crocodile Shoes, and Drop the Dead Donkey.
Ciara Baxendale plays Lyndsey, her recent theatre credits include Icarus in Stratford (St James’ Theatre) and The Nine O’ Clock Service (Theatre503). For television she is best known for playing Izzy in My Mad Fat Diary. Other television credits include Harriet’s Army, The Driver and James Horrocks’ Little Crackers.
Charlotte Beaumont plays Tilly. Her recent theatre credits include 3 Winters (National Theatre), Love Your Soldiers (Sheffield Crucible), Playhouse Creatures (Chichester Festival Theatre), Blue Heaven (Finborough Theatre), The Flooded Grave and 2,000 Feet Away (Bush Theatre). Her television credits include Broadchurch, Obsession, Waterloo Road, Tommy Cooper: Not Like That, Like This, Coming Up: Sink or Swim, and Skins. For film, her credits include The Windmill, Butterfly Kisses, Balcony, Jupiter Ascending, Sex, Drugs and Rock and Roll and 6 Bullets.
Steven Elliot is an Associate Artist at Theatr Clwyd and is returning to play Roland. His credits at Theatr Clwyd include Macbeth, Two Princes, A Chorus of Disapproval, Arcadia, Troilus and Cressida, Measure for Measure, The Suicide and Noises. Other theatre credits include: The Winters Tale (Royal National Theatre), Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Revenger’s Tragedy, Henry V, Twelfth Night, The Bite of the Night, The Jew of Malta, Measure for Measure (Royal Shakespeare Company), King Lear (Alemeida, London). Television includes Da Vinci’s Demons, Crash, Tunnel of Love, and That Uncertain Feeling. Film credits include Hamlet, Cold Earth, Rise of the Appliances, Trauma, Trail of Crimson, De Sade, Green Monkey and Time Bandits.
Laurie Kynaston returns to Theatr Clwyd, after making his acting debut here in The Winslow Boy, to play Josh. His other theatre credits include Resurgam: One Night in Chelsea and This Smudge Won’t Budge (St. James Theatre). His TV work includes Cradle to Grave, Murder Games: The Life and Death of Breck Bednar and Our World War. Film credits include Gutterdammerung, Gloves Off and They Found Hell.
Charlotte Moore plays Bea. Her recent theatre credits include The Audience with Helen Mirren (Gielgud Theatre), The Match (Company of Angels), Rain Man (Frankfurt English Theatre), Boeing! Boeing! (Comedy Theatre, West End), Human Remains (Canal Café), Troilus and Cressida (EIF/RSC), Blackbird (Albery Theatre, West End) And Then There Were None (Gielgud Theatre, West End), Marilyn Case 81128 (Jermyn Street Theatre), Marilyn The Musical (Greenwich Theatre), The Windmill, The Wild Party, Rocketman, Cabaret and Pippin for Union Theatre. Her television credits include Midsomer Murders, and Flight of the Swan.
Kerry Peers returns to Theatr Clwyd to play Frances. Her theatre credits for Theatr Clwyd include A Streetcar Named Desire and One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Other theatre credits include Shirley Valentine (Frinton Summer Theatre), Sherlock Holmes: The Best Kept Secret (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Absent Friends, Dead Funny, Brighton Beach Memoirs (Oldham Coliseum), Paradise Bound (Liverpool Everyman), Billy Liar and At 50 She Discovered the Sea (Liverpool Playhouse), The Touch (Bush Theatre), Les Liaisons Dangereuses (RSC Tour). For television her credits include The Bill, Open Doors, The Case, Unnatural Pursuits, We Are Seven, The Marshall, Chimera, Family Affairs, September Song.
Phillip Wright plays Mark. His recent theatre credits include Ugly Duck (Claybody Theatre), The Knotty, The Tempest, Macbeth, The Norman Conquests, Dangerous Corner, Plough and the Stars, Eric the Epic, all for New Vic, Stoke; Twelfth Night, The Gambler and The Threepenny Opera for London Bubble, Privates on Parade and Death of a Salesman for Birmingham Rep and Made in Bangkok and As You Like It for Coventry Belgrade. His television credits include Inside Flight 1549, Line of Duty, Our Girl, A Mother’s Son, Eternal Law, Waking the Dead, Identity, Enid Blyton’s Super Adventure, The Fixer, Sold, Never Better, Afterlife 2, Ultimate Force, The Brief, The Vice, Dangerous Lady, Poirot, The Last Detective, William and Mary, Living It, Passer By, Canterbury Tales: A Knights Tale, Powers, My Dads the Prime Minister, Maid Marian & Her Merry Men, The Infinite World of HG Wells, At Home With the Braithwaites, Small Potatoes, Mad, Bad and Sad, Flying Scotsman, Saving Grace, Blowdry, A Father’s Son, and Top Dog.
Laurence Ubong Williams recently graduated from Oxford School of Drama and his recent theatre credits include A Winter’s Tale (Orange Tree Theatre). For television his credits include Humans and Doctors.
Lisa Spirling is the Artistic Coordinator of the JMK Trust Regional Director’s Program and a founder of Buckle for Dust Theatre Company. Her work includes Hello / Goodbye (Singapore Rep Theatre), Deposit, Fault Lines, I Know How I Feel About Eve (Hampstead Theatre), The Nine O’Clock Slot (Ice & Fire Theatre Company / Red Gallery), Donkeys’ Years, Here (Rose Theatre Kingston), The Garden of Ms Harriet Figg (Old Vic Theatre 24 Hour Plays Celebrity Gala), Enron (West End recast & UK Tour), Idiots of Ants (Pleasance, Edinburgh / Arts Theatre), Hundreds & Thousands (Buckle For Dust / English Touring Theatre / Soho Theatre), Where We Are Now, Cotton Wool, Terminal Four Play (Theatre503 & Theatre503 at Latitude Festival), Boeing Boeing (Alley Theatre, Texas), Beauty and the Beast (Jacksons Lane Theatre), The Vagina Monologues and Gas and Air (Pleasance, London). She is the recipient of a Creative Industries Award from The Hospital Club, London.
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