Cast announced for the world premiere of Dessert

Cast announced for the world premiere of Dessert

Updated On: May 1, 2018
By LOVEtheatre Staff
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    The cast has been announced for the world premiere of Oliver Cotton’s new play, Dessert, which opens this July at the Southwark Playhouse.

    Directed by the award-winning Trevor Nunn (Travesties, Love in Idleness), the cast features Teresa Banham, Alexandra Gilbreath, Stephen Hagan, Stuart Milligan, Michael Simkins and Graham Turner.

    Teresa Banham’s stage credits include Arcadia (Nottingham Playhouse), A Chorus of Disapproval (West End) and Heresy of Love (RSC).

    Alexandra Gilbreath has recently been made an Associate Artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her theatre credits include Twelfth Night and The Merry Wives of Windsor (RSC).

    Stephen Hagan stars in the television series Stan Lee’s Lucky Man. His stage credits include Twelfth Night and The Comedy of Errors (RSC).

    Stuart Milligan’s television credits include Jonathan Creek and Doctor Who. His theatre credits include The Red Barn (National Theatre) and Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre).

    Michael Simkins’ work spans television, radio and theatre. On stage, he has worked with Alan Ayckbourn, Michael Gambon and Sam Mendes, and his recent theatre credits include Fracked! (Chichester/UK tour).

    Graham Turner has worked extensively across stage and screen and has played several seasons at the RSC, most recently in Melly Still's Cymbeline.

    With dark comic moments and unexpected twists, Dessert is a powerful, thought-provoking play about wealth, greed and the lengths to which people will go to claim what’s theirs.

    A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when, from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn...

    Tickets are now on sale for Dessert at the Southwark Playhouse. Click here to book.