By Winsome Pinnock
The cast has been announced for Graeae Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Plymouth’s production of Winsome Pinnock’s new version of One Under .
|Full One Under cast L-R Reece Pantry, Claire-Louise English, |
Evlyne Oyedoken, Stanley J Browne, Shenagh Govan
Directed by Amit Sharma, the production will visit Plymouth, Leicester, Ipswich, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham, Salisbury and London.
Commissioned by Ramps on The Moon, all performances will creatively integrate audio description and captioning. The original version of One Under was staged in 2005 at the Tricycle Theatre (since renamed the Kiln Theatre).
This Graeae and Theatre Royal Plymouth production will mark the two organisations’ continued partnership following their award-winning production of Jack Thorne’s The Solid Life of Sugar Water in 2015. Theatre Royal Plymouth have also been one of the partner organisations on Graeae’s Write to Play programme in 2019.
Amit Sharma is Deputy Artistic Director at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. He was previously Associate Director at Graeae, and Associate Artistic Director at the 2012 Cultural Olympiad. His production for Graeae and Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Solid Life of Sugar Water, received unanimous four and five star reviews, won the Euan’s Guide Most Accessible Show of the Fringe Award in 2015 and transferred to the National Theatre’s Temporary Space in spring 2016. Other directing credits for Graeae include Cosmic Scallies (Edinburgh Festival 2017 & The Studio, Royal Exchange), Aruna and the Raging Sun (part of the UK/INDIA Year of Culture) Prometheus Awakes and The Iron Man (UK Tour). Amit leads on the Write to Play programme for Graeae.
Designer — Amelia Hankin
Lighting Designer — Tanya Stephenson
Sound Designer / Composer – Beth Duke
Movement Director – Angela Gasparetto