Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda exude “chemistry” in the “highly watchable” and the zeitgeisty European premiere of Anna Zeigler’s Actually, which is now running at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios until 31 August 2019. We’ve rounded up review highlights below – time to get booking!
One night. Two people. Three truths.
Amber and Tom hook up at a party at their elite American university and spend the night together. They agree on the drinking, they agree on the attraction, but what actually happened between them?
Through conflicting accounts of a college hook up, Actually boldly delves into the messiest of grey areas and the intersectional complexities of race, religion and gender, controversially picking at our individual biases and internalised prejudices in ‘he said, she said’ cases of sexual consent.
Actually was first seen in Los Angeles in 2017 and later that year received its Off-Broadway premiere at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda star in this European premiere production of Actually, directed by Oscar Toeman and presented by Announcement Productions.
This is American dramatist Anna Ziegler‘s first play in London since the 2015 European premiere of Photograph 51, directed by Michael Grandage and starring Nicole Kidman.
Actually runs from 6 to 31 August 2019 at Trafalgar Studios 2, 14 Whitehall, London SW1A 2DY, with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.45pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm. Tickets are priced £20-£30. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!