Acclaimed performers Henry Goodman, Imogen Stubbs, Katie Brayben and Natalie Simpson will star in Joanna Murray-Smith’s compelling drama Honour. The hit play about a marriage in crisis is revived at London’s Park Theatre from 25 October to 24 November 2018 (press night is 30 October). With a cast like that, it’s time to get booking!
With a company boasting three Olivier Awards between them, Honour paints an unflinching portrait of what happens when a secure marriage suddenly stalls. When the opportunity arises for one life to be revived at the expense of another.
For Honour and George, the arrival of the self-assured Claudia threatens to wreck a 32-year marriage. But as the power balance starts to shift, the husband, wife, daughter and lover together must face the fundamental question – what is love?
Honour premiered at Melbourne’s Playbox Theatre in 1995. Three years later it made it to Broadway, opening at the Belasco Theatre with a cast featuring Laura Linney. In 2003, Honour received its London premiere, opening at the National Theatre with a cast including Eileen Atkins, Corin Redgrave, Anna Maxwell Martin and Catherine McCormack. It opened in the West End in 2006, when Diana Rigg led a cast that also included Martin Jarvis, Georgina Rich and Natascha McElhone.
Joanna Murray-Smith is an Australian playwright whose work has often been staged in London. In addition to Honour, Love Child was staged at Finborough Theatre in 2007, The Female of the Species was staged in the West End in 2008 and Bombshells was staged at Jermyn Street Theatre in 2013. Songs For Nobodies, her one-woman show featuring five iconic singers, played at Wilton’s Music Hall in spring 2018, where it was received so well that it earned a West End transfer. It will open at the Ambassadors Theatre in January 2019.
Directed by Paul Robinson, who is also artistic director of the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Tiny Fires’ new production of Honour will be staged in-the-round.
Director Paul Robinson said:
“I’ve been burning to direct this incredible play for years now and I couldn’t be more delighted by this stellar cast. I’d always seen it in the round and as such I can’t wait to see how intimate and involving our production is going to be.”
Honour runs from 25 October to 24 November at Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, London N4 3JP. Performances run Mondays to Saturdays at 7.30pm with matinees on Thursdays and Saturdays at 3pm. Tickets are priced from £16.50. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!!
Double Olivier Award-winning Henry Goodman will play George. Goodman’s extensive career spans film, television, radio and stage. His stage credits include: at the National Theatre: Angels In America, Guys and Dolls, The Merchant Of Venice, Assassins (Donmar Warehouse), Hysteria (Royal Court Theatre & West End), Tartuffe (Roundabout, New York), Fiddler on the Roof (Sheffield Crucible, Savoy Theatre), The Winslow Boy (Old Vic) and The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui (Chichester Festival Theatre, Duchess Theatre). Goodman is also an associate artist of The RSC, where principal roles include Richard III, Volpone and Dromio.
Actress and writer Imogen Stubbs will play Honor. Stubbs’ vast theatre experience includes productions at the RSC, National Teatre, Old Vic, Donmar Warehouse and various West End productions. Recent stage credits include: Things I Know To Be True (Frantic Assembly), Communicating Doors (Menier Chocolate Factory), Elephants (Hampstead Theatre), Alecky Blythe’s Little Revolution (Almeida) and Strangers On A Train (Gielgud). For the Royal Shakespeare Company Stubbs appeared in Othello, Two Noble Kinsmen, The Rover and Richard II. Additional stage credits include: Gertrude in Hamlet (Old Vic), Sarah Frankcom’s production of Tennessee Williams’s Orpheus Descending and Private Lives (Royal Exchange Theatre), Salt, Root and Roe (Donmar Warehouse/West End) and A Marvellous Year For Plums (Chichester Festival Theatre).
Olivier Award-winning actress Katie Brayben will play Claudia. Brayben’s theatre credits include: A Walk on The Moon (The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco), Beautiful – The Carole King Musical (Aldwych Theatre), The Spoils (Trafalgar Studios), King Charles III (Almeida Theatre and Wyndham’s Theatre), American Psycho (Almeida Theatre) and 13 (The National Theatre).
Ian Charleson Award winner Natalie Simpson will play Sophie. Simpson’s stage credits include The Cardinal (Southwark Playhouse), Boudica (Shakespeare’s Globe), Cymbeline, King Lear, Hamlet (RSC) and Measure for Measure (Young Vic). Her television credits include Outlander (Starz!) and Les Miserables (Lookout Point for BBC).