A number of experienced and well-known actors and actresses join the cast of three plays.
Casting for Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre’s 2014 production of 'All My Sons' has been announced, with further casting confirmed for 'Hobson’s Choice' and the Gershwins’ 'Porgy and Bess.' The season opens on May 15.
In 'All My Sons', Tom Mannion and Brid Brennan will play Joe and Kate Keller along with Charles Aitken who will play their son, Chris. Amy Nuttall will play the role of Ann Deever. The production runs from May 15 to June 7.
Tom Mannion is a distinguished theatre actor with recent stage roles including Victor in Arthur Miller’s The Price (UK Tour), Inspector Goole in An Inspector Calls (UK Tour) and Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe). Tom has previously appeared at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre in Two Gentlemen of Verona, Bartholomew Fair, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.
Brid Brennan is a Tony Award-winning Irish actress who has appeared in Dancing at Lughnasa (Broadway) for which she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
Karl Davies will play Willy Mossop in 'Hobson’s Choice' alongside the previously announced cast which features Mark Benton as Henry Hobson. Karl Davies is best known for his long-running television roles as Robert Sugden in Emmerdale and Lyle Anderson in Kingdom. Karl has appeared on stage in The Great Game (Tricycle Theatre) and Propeller’s The Winter’s Tale and Henry V, directed by Edward Hall.
Mark Benton is well-known for his television roles in Early Doors, Northern Lights and Waterloo Road. In September 2013, Mark was a popular contestant on BBC1’s Strictly Come Dancing.
'Hobson’s Choice' will run from June 12 to July 12.
In the Gershwins’ 'Porgy and Bess', Jade Ewen will play Clara, Cedric Neal will play Sportin’ Life, Golda Rosheuvel will play Serena and Leon Lopez will play Jake, alongside the previously announced cast Rufus Bonds Jr and Nicola Hughes, who will play the title roles.
Jade Ewen has previously appeared in Disney’s The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre. Jade is also a former member of Sugababes and in 2009 represented the UK in the Eurovision Song Contest, performing 'It’s My Time' written by Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Cedric Neal is an American actor who appeared in the Gershwins’ 'Porgy and Bess' on Broadway. Cedric played the role of Kennard Royce in the television series Friday Night Lights.
Leon Lopez is a British actor whose stage credits include Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK tour), Rent (Duke of York’s), Tick, Tick… BOOM! (Duchess Theatre) and Piaf (Donmar Warehouse). Leon also played the long-running role of Jerome Johnson in Brookside.
Golda Rosheuvel has performed on stage in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (National Theatre), South Pacific (National Theatre), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe) and You Can’t Take It With You (Royal Exchange, Manchester).
Celebrated as a landmark piece of American theatre, the Gershwins’ 'Porgy and Bess' will run from July 17 to August 23. Further casting for 'Twelfth Night; re-imagined for ages six and over and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (August 28 – September 13, 2014) was yet to be announced when GTW went to press.
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