Right Now Casting Announced

18 January 2016 ← return to listing

Right Now Casting Announced

The Traverse Theatre Company, Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio and the Bush Theatre announce that casting is complete, and rehearsals are beginning today on their co-production of Right Now by Catherine-Anne Toupin, translated by Chris Campbell. Michael Boyd will direct the co-production this spring.

The Traverse are excited to announced that the roles of Juliette, Ben, Alice, Francis, and Giles will be played by Maureen Beattie, Sean Biggerstaff, Lindsey Campbell, Dyfan Dwyfor and Guy Williams.

Orla O'Loughlin, Artistic Director of the Traverse, said,

"With an exceptional cast assembled and an exciting creative team roaring to go, I'm thrilled that rehearsals have begun on this ambitious Traverse co-production. I can't wait to welcome the Right Now company when the play lands in Edinburgh this April. This thrilling production, written by the wonderful Catherine-Anne Toupin, represents the fruition of a rich and artistically satisfying journey for the Traverse. It started as a script-in-hand reading at the Traverse in November 2014 as part of New Writing from Quebec, an ongoing cultural exchange between the Traverse Theatre and Théâtre La Licorne in Montréal, and has now developed into this full production. For us, it exemplifies the vital role the Traverse plays in seeking out, nurturing and presenting the best new writing both at home and internationally."

Director, Michael Boyd said,

"Our challenge to do justice to this heart-breaking, hilarious and disturbing play begins today, and I couldn't feel better equipped than with this brilliant dare-devil cast."

Written by Catherine-Anne Toupin and translated by Chris Campbell, Right Now is a disquieting exploration of one woman's crisis and darkest desires. It walks a delicate line between playful laughter and deep trauma, teasing and thrilling audiences from beginning to end.

As Alice and Ben settle into their beautiful new flat they realise that the family across the hall hope to be more than just good neighbours. Soon, Juliette, Giles, and their son Francis are wearing out the welcome mat; suggesting drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dancing. Things begin to heat up as innocent invitations lead to passionate encounters and unsettling revelations.

Right Now will open at the Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio, before making its way to the Bush Theatre. It will end its tour at the Traverse, opening from 19 April - 7 May.

For more information, and to book tickets, visit the event page here.



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