Casting has been announced for J M Barrie’s rarely performed play Dear Brutus which is to be performed in its centenary year at Southwark Playhouse.
1917. In a remote English village there are rumours of an enchanted wood. One of the inhabitants – a mysterious old man – invites eight strangers to stay. They all have something in common. When, one evening, the wood miraculously appears the guests feel compelled to enter. What happens there has the power to change their lives forever…
From J. M. Barrie, the celebrated writer of Peter Pan, The Admirable Crichton and Quality Street, comes this haunting drama of self-revelation. Darkly comic, and presented in a sumptuous production for the play’s centenary year, Dear Brutus is Barrie at his most magical.
The cast of Dear Brutus includes Helen Bradbury (Lady Caroline Laney), Charlotte Brimble (Joanna Trout), Emma Davies (Alice Dearth), Robin Hooper (Lob), Josie Kidd (Mrs Coade), Bathsheba Piepe (Mabel Purdie), Simon Rhodes (Matey), Miles Richardson (Dearth), Edward Sayer (John Purdie), Venice van Someren (Margaret) and James Woolley (Mr Coade).
Dear Brutus is directed by Jonathan O’Boyle, designed by Anna Reid, lighting design by Peter Harrison and sound design by Max Perryment. The production is presented by Troupe.
Dear Brutus runs at Southwark Playhouse from 29 November until 30 December 2017.