Katherine Parkinson and Kayla Meikle have been cast in the world premiere of Shoe Lady written by E.V. Crowe and directed by Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone.
The production will run at the Royal Court Theatre Jerwood Theatre Downstairs from 4-21 March 2020 with press night on 9 March.
Viv has lost a shoe. They’re her work shoes, her weekend shoes, her only pair of shoes, and she doesn’t know what to do. The curtains are falling, her foot is bleeding, and she’s starting to feel a little overwhelmed. But all will be well in the world once she finds that missing shoe.
The production has set design by Chloe Lamford, lighting design by Natasha Chivers, composition by Matthew Herbert, sound design by Tony Gayle and movement direction by Sasha Milavic Davies. Further casting to be announced.
Kayla Meikle (Elaine): For the Royal Court: ear for eye, Primetime. Other theatre includes: All My Sons (Old Vic); Vassa, Dance Nation (Almeida); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jack & the Beanstalk (Lyric, Hammersmith); I Have a Mouth & I Will Scream, People Who Need People, Streets (Vaults Festival); Macbeth, Romeo & Juliet (National); The Taming of the Shrew (Arts); Merlin (Nuffield); All That Lives (Ovalhouse). Television includes: Small Axe, Afterlife, Will. Film includes: Morning Song, Soundproof, State Zero, Every Eight Minutes, Samira’s Party.
Katherine Parkinson (Viv): For the Royal Court: Cock, The Seagull. Other theatre includes: Uncle Vanya (Theatre Royal, Bath); Home, I’m Darling (& National), Dead Funny, Absent Friends (West End); Before the Party (Almeida); The School for Scandal (Barbican); Other Hands (Soho); The Age of Consent (Bush). Television includes: Defending the Guilty, Humans, The Honourable Woman, Inside No. 9, In the Club, The IT Crowd, Whites, The Old Guys, Doc Martin. Film includes: This Nan’s Life, Paul Dood’s Deadly Lunchbreak, Radioactive, Guernsey, The Boat that Rocked, Easy Virtue.