Casting has been announced for new dramatic comedy Invisible Me by Bren Gosling (Moment of Grace, The Actors Centre; PROUD, Studio at New Wimbledon Theatre) which will play at New Wimbledon Theatre’s Studio space in south west London from 3-11 September 2021.
The production will bring together the talents of Debbie Christie (Bette and Joan, Wokingham Theatre; Mogg’s War, Old Red Lion Theatre), Andrew Fettes (The Red Lion, The Capitol Horsham; Death and the Maiden, tour) and Philip Gill (Red Skies, East Anglia tour; Sketches, Union Theatre) to tell the story of three sexually adventurous sexagenarians.
Directed by Su Gilroy (Moment of Grace, Bloomsbury Festival; Gaslight, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre), Invisible Me is a thought-provoking insight into the human condition and our need for connection, highlighting how we entwine with others on an emotional and physical level. Opening the door on singledom in your sixties, the production shines a light on the under-represented stories of older singles dating in London.
Three very different individuals are united by sex: Lynn, a hotel cleaner, lives alone in her mother’s house; Jack, an HIV+ recent widower, struggles with the concept of digital dating; and Alec, a divorcee with an identity crisis, clutches at his youth. But despite their hardships there’s a prevailing message of optimism to be found in the most unlikely of situations.
Director Su Gilroy commented:
“I’m looking forward to bringing these vibrant characters and Bren’s text to life on stage with such an incredibly talented cast. It’s a powerful play with an inspired message that I’m sure will resonate with audiences today – you’re never too old to start seizing the day!”
Lighting is by Chuma Lighting Design with Backstory Ensemble Productions Ltd producing. Running at 60 minutes, Invisible Me runs at the New Wimbledon Theatre, 93 The Broadway, London SW19 1QG from 3-11 September 2021 (age guidance is 16+). The nearest station is Wimbledon which can be accessed by South West Rail (direct train from Waterloo), or via the London Underground (District Line).