Sir Michael Boyd to Direct Traverse co-production, Right Now

09 November 2015 ← return to listing

Sir Michael Boyd to Direct Traverse co-production, Right Now

The Traverse Theatre Company, Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio and the Bush Theatre today announce that Sir Michael Boyd will direct their co-production of Right Now in Spring 2016.

Written by Catherine-Anne Toupin and translated by by Royal Court Literary Manager, Chris Campbell, Right Now was originally written and performed in French as A Présent by Québécois actor and playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin, and presented by Théâtre de la Manufacture at Théâtre la Licorne, in Montréal.

The English language translation of Right Now was first heard as a script-in-hand reading at the Traverse in November 2014 as part of New Writing from Quebec, a cultural exchange between the Traverse Theatre and Théâtre La Licorne.

Michael Boyd said,

"My first professional show was with the Traverse in 1980, directing Marcella Evaristi's Hard to Get, with a baby Maureen Beattie, and Peter Kelly. It's great be returning now with Catherine-Anne Toupin's intriguing, funny, and unsettling play"#

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

"I am delighted that Catherine-Anne Toupin's play Right Now, will now have its full UK premiere in a Traverse co-production with the Bush Theatre in London and the Ustinov Theatre in Bath. The production is testament to our ongoing collaboration with Québécois artists and our absolute commitment to ensuring our stages maintain an international as well as national focus. We are especially delighted to be welcoming Michael Boyd back to the Traverse as director of this compelling and timely play and are thrilled by his ideas and vision for it."

For more information and to book tickets visit the Right Now event page. 



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