Casting has been announced for Andrew Maddock‘s new play OLYMPILADS, which kicks off Lonesome Schoolboy Productions’ summer season, running at Theatre N16 in Balham, south London, from 8 to 26 August 2017, with a press night on 10 August. Rhys Yates, Michelle Barwood and Nebiu Samuel star.
In OLYMPILADS, Andrew Maddock, one of the Independent‘s “playwrights to dominate 2017”, explores a complex relationship between two brothers and their estranged sister, living their lives under the shadow of austerity and the hope for a lasting London legacy during the 2012 Olympic Games.
OLYMPILADS was selected as part of Scott Ellis’ first season as Artistic Director of Theatre N16 and marks the start of Lonesome Schoolboy’s summer season of new writing, which also includes the premiere of Turkey by Frankie Meredith (Soho Young Writers), who was discovered as a result of the company’s open submission policy and has since become an associate writer tasked with discovering new work.
Director Niall Phillips and writer Andrew Maddock co-founded Lonesome Schoolboy Productions. Previous plays IN/OUT (A Feeling) and HE(ART) were Off West End nominated.
Rhys Yates (Simon) – Rhys trained at Rose Bruford and graduated in 2015. TV credits include Eastenders (BBC), Plebs (ITV) & Stan Lee’s Lucky Man (Sky One). Rhys will next be seen as Julius in Sky/Amazon show Britannia, written by Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem, Spectre, The Ferryman)
Michelle Barwood (Abigail) – Her recent credits include Little Pieces of Gold (Southwark Theatre) and Herstory Feminist Theatre Festival (Theatre N16). As Hamlet & Angelo in excerpts of an all-female Shakespeare, directed by Barbara Houseman. Commercial credits include, Diet Coke, Sainsburys, & more recently TFL anti-sexual harassment campaign.
Nebiu Samuel (Darren) – Recent credits include short films such as Bad Wolves and Between Lovers in the role of Derren which was screened at the BFI South bank in July 2016. And stage productions including The Frogs at The Bread and Roses Theatre and Blackout at Hoxton Hall, Bloomsbury Theatre, and Soho Theatre.