Casting announced for immersive crime show The Grift


Casting has been announced for an immersive crime theatre show The Grift, which will open at the Town Hall Hotel in Bethnal Green later this month.

The show premiered in San Diego in 2015, and trains its audience of 50 members in the art of the con, delivering a masterclass in how to be a grafter as they’re tasked with taking down a seedy criminal. It runs at the space from 23rd January to 25th March, with an official opening on 30th January.

Tom Salamon conceived the piece, which he has also written and directs. His previous work includes Goosebumps Alive which ran at The Vaults in 2016.

Produced by Danielle Tarento, the site-specific piece takes place at the luxurious Town Hall Hotel, which is the former home of the local council in Bethnal Green. When The Grift premiered in San Diego, it took place Lafayette Hotel and opened to rave reviews.

Casting for the UK premiere of The Grift includes:

Dylan Allcock (The Only Jew in England, Queen’s Theatre, Hornchurch),
Ged Forrest (Evanesce and Project Mayhem, Secret Theatre),
Rachel Harper (The Edinburgh Test, Missmanaged Theatre),
Laura Kirman (The Play That Goes Wrong, West End),
Alastair Kirton (The Play That Goes Wrong, West End and tour),
Daniel Millar (Punchdrunk’s The Drowned Man and Against Captain’s Orders),
Kevin Moore (Take 2 and Crocodiles In Cream, Jermyn Street Theatre),
Mark Oosterveen (Breaking the Code, Royal Exchange Theatre)

The Grift is at the Town Hall Hotel from 23rd January to 25th March 2018.

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