Casting announced for Dessert at Southwark Playhouse

World premiere to be directed by Trevor Nunn


Casting has now been announced for the Trevor Nunn-helmed world premiere of Dessert, a new play by Olivier Cotton, which will run at the Southwark Playhouse from 12 July to 5 August 2017, with an official opening set for 18 July.

The cast includes Teresa Banham, Alexandra Gilbreath, Stephen Hagan, Stuart Milligan, Michael Simkins and Graham Turner.

Following on from their previous collaboration on Daytona which ran at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Cotton's thought-provoking play about wealth, greed and the lengths to which people will go to claim what’s theirs, is produced by David Adkin.

"A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when, from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn..."

Oliver Cotton’s previous writing credits include Daytona (Park Theatre and Theatre Royal Haymarket), Wet Weather Cover (King’s Head & Arts Theatre, London), The Incredible Journey of Sir Francis Younghusband, (Royal Court), The Enoch Show (Royal Court), and Man Falling Down (Shakespeare’s Globe).

The production features scenic design by Rachel Stone, lighting design by Derek Anderson and sound design by Sebastian Frost.

Dessert tickets are now on sale.

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