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Cast announcement in The Wind and The Rain at the Finborough Theatre

Happy to announce I've been cast in a unique Finborough Theatre ReDiscovery season of one of the biggest hits of the 1920s !

Merton Hodge’s The Wind and the Rain directed by Geoffrey Beevers opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 11 July 2023


The Wind and The Rain


Performance dates 11 July- 5 August 2023



CAST ANNOUNCEMENT

The first professional London production for over 80 years

Edinburgh, 1933.

Charles Tritton, an eighteen-year-old medical student about to begin his studies, arrives at Mrs McFie’s boarding house.

Before him lie five years’ of swotting for exams and sweating over dissections, alongside his fellow residents – eternal student Gilbert Raymond who would rather be drinking and chasing girls than passing his exams; the studious sportsman and frightful bore, John Williams; and the sage older postgraduate student, Frenchman Dr Paul Duhamel.

Charles begins his course counting down the days until he can return to the life he’s left behind in London, and Jill, the girl whom he has promised to marry.

Until sculptor Anne Hargreaves walks into his study…

And Charles is suddenly torn between the life that has been mapped out for him and the unexpected possibility of another path…

Inspired by the playwright’s own experiences of training at Edinburgh Medical School, and arguably by his own love life as a bisexual man in the 1930s, The Wind and the Rain is a gentle but universal coming-of-age of student life – and growing up.

This cast includes Lynton Appleton (Richard III at Royal Shakespeare Company); Harvey Cole(Mercury Fur, Much Ado About Nothing and Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Guildhall School of Music and Drama); David Furlong (Break of Noon at Finborough Theatre and Emmeline at The Cockpit and UK tour); Mark Lawrence (Hedda Gabler and The Tempest at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art); Jenny Lee (The Straw Chair, I Didn’t Always Live Here, The Flou’ers of Edinburgh, Little Red Hen at the Finborough Theatre and It Is Easy To Be Dead and its subsequent transfer to the Trafalgar Studios, Òran Mór, Glasgow and the Tivoli Theatre, Aberdeen); Joe Pitts (Spring Awakening at Almeida Theatre); Naomi Preston-Low (nominated for ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the British Short Film Awards); and Helen Reuben (King Rodolfo at Soho Theatre and Love All, Savior and Pictures of Dorian Gray at Jermyn Street Theatre).

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