Joanna Murray-Smith’s acclaimed drama about a marriage slipping into crisis, Honour, begins performances at London’s Park Theatre on 25 October. So right now, its impressive cast – Henry Goodman, Imogen Stubbs, Katie Brayben and Natalie Simpson – are deep in rehearsals. Have a peek at what they’ve been up to, then get booking!
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 Honor 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 opened on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre with a cast featuring Laura Linney.
In 2003, it premiered in London at the National Theatre, before making its West End in debut in 2006, when Diana Rigg led the cast.
In Tiny Fires‘ new production of Honour, veteran performer Henry Goodman, who has twice won an Olivier Award, leads the cast as George. He collected his Oliviers for performances in Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins at the Donmar Warehouse and The Merchant of Venice at the National Theatre.
Imogen Stubbs, whose long list of stage credits include Things I Know To Be True and Strangers On A Train, plays Honour.
Olivier Award-winner Katie Brayben, who won her Olivier for her performance as Carole King in Beautiful – The Carole King Musical, plays Claudia, while Ian Charleson Award-winner Natalie Simpson takes the role of Sophie.
Joanna Murray-Smith is an Australian playwright whose work has often been staged in London. 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.
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!!
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