Sir Michael Boyd to Direct Traverse co-production, Right Now
09 November 2015 ← return to listing
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
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
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.