Stellar ensemble casting has been announced for Philip Ridley’s new time-hopping black comedy The Beast of Blue Yonder, which receives its world premiere at London’s Southwark Playhouse next month. Time to get booking!
Jade Ewen (Sugababes, Aladdin), Mirren Mack (Sex Education, The Nest), Rachel Bright (EastEnders) and Unique Spencer (Top Boy) will star in Tramp’s premiere production of Philip Ridley‘s The Beast of Blue Yonder for its limited run at London’s Southwark Playhouse, running from 2 April to 9 May 2020, with a press night on 7 April.
Along with comedian and actor Steve Furst (Little Britain, Stephen Poliakoff’s Summer of Rockets, Matilda The Musical), Charlie Quirke (Birds of a Feather), Lucy Gape (Hollyoaks, Hollyoaks Later) and Tyler Conti (Safe), they will form the backbone of a talented ensemble cast in Philip Ridley’s rip-roaring dark comedy.
Three stories. Three decades. One terror.
In 1930s Hollywood Tex Maverick is casting his new film, Terrorland. He’s not after a star. Just someone who can scream. In 1980s Essex, young people enjoy a summer’s day at the beach. They eat ice cream. They make plans. Then something happens that changes their lives forever. In 1960s East London, Scott is mourning the death of his wife. He wants to talk to her again. Then he meets someone who can make that happen. It’s all so perfect. Like in a movie.
Philip Ridley‘s new black comedy is a dazzling, genre-mashing, singing ‘n’ dancing, tour de force of storytelling, where film stars become addicted to strange potions, a town battles with a demonic child, and a burning cinema shines like a new sun. The rest of the cast includes Joseph Drake, Mike Evans, Nat Johnson, Joseph Potter and Kyle Rowe.
“We’re thrilled to have such an exciting ensemble cast on board for Philip Ridley’s new comedy. It’s a testament to Philip’s incredible imagination that we’ve been able to get such remarkable actors, and we can’t wait for audiences to experience an unforgettable and entertaining night at the theatre.”
The Beast of Blue Yonder returns Philip Ridley to Southwark Playhouse where his ANGRY premiered in 2018. That Offie-nominated collection of gender-neutral monologues, also produced by Tramp, saw Georgie Henley and Tyrone Huntley alternating roles at different performances.
The Beast of Blue Yonder runs from 2 April to 9 May 2020 at Southwark Playhouse, 77-85 Newington Causeway, London SE1 6BD with performances Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm, matinees Tuesdays and Saturdays at 3pm. Tickets are priced £14-22. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!