Posted by nickwymer in Untagged
I will be appearing with fellow ALRA graduate, Ian Ralph in a short 2 venue run of a new play, In Pursuit of Oblivion. Ian and I were contemporaries at ALRA on different courses and we are working together for the first time.
Ian has had a busy career since ALRA with over 50 TV credits incl. Coronation Street, Primeval, Heartbeat, The Royal, Heroes and Villains and in recent years he has made the move to the big screen and will be seen in Tom Hank's movie Captain Philips to be released later this year.
By contrast I had some initial success appearing in Father Ted, Hippies and Big Train, but then took a break for almost 15 years! It came as a great surprise to everyone, but mostly me when I was dragged screaming and kicking back into the profession 3 years ago. Much to my surprise work has followed - currently appearing as Principle Tubb in CITV's My Phone Genie, billing last year at The Embassy Theatre Skegness in Cinderella, best actor nomination in the award winning play It Works For Us at the Write Now Festival and a feature film debut later this year.
Ian will be playing the mammoth lead role of Billy and I will be appearing in a supporting role as Bernard.
In Pursuit of Oblivion:
'Following an inept attempt at self-destruction, Martin awakes in hospital in the next bed to Billy. Instead of the sympathy and understanding he might have expected following his ‘cry for help’ Martin gets an excoriating, dystopian, nihilistic view of the world, people, relationships, himself and anything else that gets in the way of Billy’s own relentless pursuit of truth and oblivion.
It’s not what he expected. It’s not what he wants. It is what he needs.'
28th & 29th March Hebden Bridge Little Theatre and 4th & 5th Darwen Library Theatre.
Hebden Bridge: Tickets@theliontamerstheatre.co.uk (To reserve)
Please note: Contains Strong Language. Suitable for ages 14+