Onstage in Actually, Yasmin Paige and Simon Manyonda present different versions of the same event. Can they agree in this London Live interview about the play itself?! Watch their fascinating interview with presenter Helena Wadia – and then get booking! The European premiere of Anna Ziegler’s play starts previews tonight (6 August 2019) at the West End’s Trafalgar Studios, where it runs till 31 August.
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.
In our age of fake news, victim shaming and #MeToo, Actually is an urgent exploration into our need for an absolute truth when faced with opposing versions. Can we ever truly know what happened between two people behind closed doors?
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.
London Live interview
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!