Have you booked yet for Jonathan O’Boyle’s Troupe Theatre production of JM Barrie’s rarely performed 1917 play Dear Brutus, starting performances at London’s Southwark later this month? Have a look at our galleries of publicity and rehearsal shots with the 11-strong cast – and then get booking!
1917. In a remote English village, there are rumours of an enchanted wood. One of the inhabitants – a mysterious old man – invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common. When, one evening, the wood miraculously appears the guests feel compelled to enter. What happens there has the power to change their lives forever…
From JM Barrie, the celebrated writer of Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton and Quality Street, comes this haunting drama of self-revelation. Darkly comic, and presented in a sumptuous production for the play’s centenary year, Dear Brutus is Barrie at his most magical.
Miles Richardson stars as Will Dearth and is joined in the Dear Brutus cast by Helen Bradbury, Charlotte Brimble, Emma Davies, Robin Hooper, Josie Kidd, Bathsheba Piepe, Simon Rhodes, Edward Sayer, Venice van Someren and James Woolley.
Dear Brutus is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle – whose 50th-anniversary revival of Hair transfers to The Vaults next month – and produced by Troupe, who return to Southwark Playhouse after their critically acclaimed production of The Cardinal. It’s designed by Anna Reid, with lighting by Peter Harrison and sound by Max Perryment.
Dear Brutus runs at Southwark Playhouse from 29 November to 30 December 2017, with a press night on Monday 4 December and a post-matinee Q&A chaired by Mates co-founder Terri Paddock on Tuesday 5 December.
Tickets for Dear Brutus are priced £20 (£16 concessions), with all previews just £12. Monday to Saturday evening performances at 7.30pm, Tuesday and Saturday matinees at 3.30pm. Click here to book now.
Jonathan O’Boyle with Dear Brutus stars Miles Richardson and Venice van Someren. All photos by Mitzi de Margary.