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New images released of Joe Thomas in the UK Tour of What’s In A Name?

l-r Laura Patch, Alex Gaumond, Summer Strallen in What's In A Name UK Tour - Credit Piers Foley for Target Live
l-r Laura Patch, Alex Gaumond, Summer Strallen in What’s In A Name UK Tour – Credit Piers Foley for Target Live

A first look at production photography from What’s In A Name? is available today, as the brand new images are released, featuring Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), Bo Poraj (Miranda, Musketeers), Laura Patch (Afterlife, Star Stories), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Matilda).

Hilariously capturing a particularly awkward family dinner party, the witty and razor-sharp production is now playing at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in Guildford. The production then hits the road, visiting Glasgow, York, Aylesbury, Cambridge, Windsor, Richmond and Southampton.

First opening to critical acclaim at the Birmingham REP in 2017, the comic masterpiece is adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prènom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière.

Father-to-be Vincent and his partner Anna are invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband, Peter. They are joined by childhood friend Carl for a mature and sophisticated gathering.

The meal is lovingly prepared, and wine carefully selected. The friends are prepared for the usual humorous exchanges they’ve come to expect.

Cast in What's In A Name - UK Tour - Credit Piers Foley for Target Live.
Cast in What’s In A Name – UK Tour – Credit Piers Foley for Target Live.

But tonight, a startling revelation about the name chosen for Vincent’s and Anna’s expected child becomes the catalyst for a destructive argument which spirals hysterically out of control. Tonight no one is holding back! Egos, childish resentment and unspoken feelings are relentlessly and hilariously exposed for the first time.

What’s In A Name? is written by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre De La Patellière with adaptation, translation and direction by Jeremy Sams. Set will be designed by Francis O’Connor and lighting design is by Rick Fisher.

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
5 – 14 September
Press Night on 12 September, 7.45pm
01483 44 00 00
www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk/

Theatre Royal Glasgow
1 – 5 October
0844 871 7647*
Theatre Royal Glasgow Tickets

Grand Opera House York
8 – 12 October
0844 871 3024*
Grand Opera House Tickets

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre
22 – 26 October
0844 871 7607*
Aylesbury Waterside Theatre Tickets

Cambridge Arts Theatre
28 October – 2 November
01223 503 333
www.cambridgeartstheatre.com/

Theatre Royal Windsor
4 – 9 November
01753 853 888
theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk/

Richmond Theatre
12– 16 November
0844 871 7651*
Richmond Theatre Tickets

Nuffield Southampton Theatre
19– 23 November
023 8067 1771
www.nstheatres.co.uk/

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