The premiere of two-hander Lately, the latest collaboration between Proforca Theatre and writer James Lewis, will be performed by alternating duos at London’s Lion and Unicorn Theatre next month. Casting has now been announced for the limited season from 7 to 18 September 2021. Time to get booking!
Lately centres around Cal & Alf. Callum & Alison. They were supposed to be part of each other’s lives forever if only the universe had let things happen the way they should.
But whoever they were before, they’re different people now, and the problem with living here is that it always pulls you back again, no matter how hard you try to get away.
Playing the roles of Cal and Alf will be Lauren Ferdinand, Gabrielle Nellis-Pain, Matt Wake and Fred Wardale.
Director David Brady says:
“Whilst the decision to have two casts is primarily driven by the need to be practical – in the event that one of the casts needs to isolate, the show can continue – I love working with actors in a way that is “bigger on the inside”. I can’t wait to see these very talented actors give unique insights and interpretations of the play in different ways. I can’t wait to see the finished product(s).”
Lately contains adult themes, very strong language and references to suicide.
Lately runs at the Lion and Unicorn Theatre, 42-44 Gaisford St, Kentish Town, London NW5 2ED from 7 to 18 September 2021 with performances Tuesdays to Saturdays at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced £12-14. CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE!
Lauren Ferdinand trained at Rose Bruford and the National Youth Theatre. Since graduating, she has worked mainly in screen projects, most recently playing Lauren David in the pilot episode for Out of Bounds. But since recently moving to London, she’s excited to get involved in the theatre scene. Previous theatre credits include Best Served Cold (Leicester Curve), White Millionaire Emmas, Ghosts and Cleansed.
Gabrielle Nellis-Pain is a London based actor and voiceover artist with training from RADA and The Actors Class who is delighted to return to Proforca having previously performed as Naomi in Feel (UK Tour) Theatre credits include: Jekyll & Hyde (Arrows & Traps UK tour); The Unspoken Project (Soho Theatre); Captured (UK tour); The Iconoclasts (UK tour); You & I (York Theatre Royal); Neighbourhood Watch (VAULT Festival); The Comedy of Errors (UK tour); Measure for Measure The Forum, and 13 (Rada)
Matt Wake is a recent graduate of the Guildford School of Acting. His credits in training include “Macduff” in Macbeth, “Reverend Hale” in The Crucible, and “Charles Kean” in Red Velvet. He is also a singer, musician and writer. He is part of a new theatre group working on original comedies. This is Matt’s professional debut.
Fred Wardale is an actor and writer from the East Midlands. He trained at The Television Workshop in Nottingham before joining the acting course at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, graduating in 2021. Roles during his training include Orsino in ‘Twelfth Night’, Dr Frankenstein in ‘The Bride of Frankenstein’ and James Ekdal in ‘The Wild Duck’. This is Fred’s professional theatre debut.