Black Coffee Theatre which is comprised of ALRA graduates Luke Adamson, Jonathan James Holby and Maria Crocker are excited and proud to announce the cast for their upcoming tour of The Seagull by Anton Chekhov.
Actress Julia Faulkner will play the iconic Irina Arkadina, Julia’s credits include UK tours of Allo Allo, Bazaar and Rummage, Noises Off and Daisy Pulls It Off, her TV credits include The Cappuccino Years, and Moving Story. She will be joined by Luke Adamson as her son Konstantine. Luke has just completed a UK tour of one man show Rabbitskin by Dominic Grace, other previous theatre credits include Brassed Off, All My Son’s and Enjoy at York Theatre Royal. Nina Bright will play Konstantine’s love interest Nina, and Peter Nolan his uncle Sorin. Nina’s theatre credits include
the title role in Kinkyfish’s The Violinist and a season at the Edinburgh festival in Bluemouth inc’s smash hit Dance Marathon. Peter’s credits include The Dresser, Then Come The Night Jars and Short Fuses at Theatre Royal Bristol, Enjoy at York Theatre Royal and The Hypochondriac at the Belgrade
Theatre, Coventry Coronation Street’s Laurence Carnegie also known as actor Gregory Cox will play the worldly wise Dr Dorn. As well as Coronation Street, Gregory has just finished filming the final Poirot with David Suchet. He also has a wealth of theatre credits including performances in the West End, The National Theatre and UK and international tours. Leonna McGilligan will play Polina, her theatre
credits include Hilda And The Home Front for Engross Theatre, her film credits include The Magdalene Sisters as well as advertising campaigns for HSBC and Jet2. Maria Crocker will play Polina’s daughter Masha. Maria is currently working with Northern Stage’s new company North, her previous theatre credits include Hansel and Gretel for Mad Alice theatre company and Let’s Have Sex! for Black Coffee Theatre. Recent graduate Felix O’Brien will battle for Masha’s affections as the hopeless Medvedenko. His theatre work includes The Four Children who went round the World for Jenkins Ait and The Communion of Lillies at The Baron’s Court.
BCT’s adaptation sees a change to Chekhov’s original in the casting of a much younger Boris Trigorin who will be played by Simon Victor. Simon, a recent graduate of the Bristol Old Vic theatre school, is thrilled to be joining the company after his successes in The Hot Mikado at the Landor Theatre and Me As A Penguin for GFTC.
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