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Cast announced for Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses
Cast announced for a season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays
It has been announced that Shaun Dooley and Emily Bruni will star in a season of Steven Berkoff one-act plays, Lunch and The Bow of Ulysses, directed by Nigel Harman, at Trafalgar Studios 2 for five weeks from 6 October to 5 November, with an official opening on 10 October 2016.
Lunch (1983) and it’s sequel The Bow of Ulysses (2002) are two of Berkoff’s finest small pieces, examining the relationship between a couple when they first meet and have, what appears to be, an abortive one-night-stand; and how they are years later after two decades of marriage.
Producer Jimmy Jewel said of the production: "Berkoff‘s plays are always physically demanding for the actors involved. In Lunch and The Bow of Ulyses, intentional vulgarity sits cheek by jowl with passages of poetic clarity, allowing the characters to reveal the most painful and ugly aspects of their lives. Lunch is a black comedy of errors that is as universal as it is bizarrely peculiar...The Bow Of Ulysses avoids any hint at conversation, with each character speaking in long soliloquies, before passing the baton to the other. The man feels he has wasted years married to the woman, she believes he’d have been nothing without her support...This is a rare opportunity to see two of Berkoff’s finest small pieces."
Shaun Dooley recently starred as Ricky Gillespie in 'Broadchurch', as well as 'Cuffs', 'Misfts', 'The Red Riding Trilogy', and 'The Street'. He won the Royal Television Society North West Award for Best Actor for 'Mark of Cain' in 2007 and Best Actor for 'Kandahar Break' at the Newport Film Festival 2009.
Emily Bruni can currently be seen as Simone in 'The Collection' on Amazon Prime. Other credits include 'Peep Show', 'Life in Squares' and Stephen Frears’ 'Tamara Drewe'.
The production has sound design by Ben & Max Ringham, design by Lee Newby, lighting design by Joshua Carr and choreography by Alistair David.