Full casting announced for London transfer of Trouble in Mind


Full casting has been announced for the London transfer of Trouble in Mind, which runs at Print Room at the Coronet from September.

The production transfers following its previous showing at Theatre Royal Bath last November.

Written by Alice Childress, the story is about a group of African-American actors in the 1950s rehearsing for a Broadway production at a theatre which is dominated by white men.  

The production will feature Tanya Moodie (pictured), who was nominated an Evening Standard Theatre Award following her performance in Fences, in the lead role of Wiletta Mayer.

The cast also includes Pip Donaghy (Henry), Geoff Leesley (Bill), Jonathan Slinger (Al), Andrew Alexander (Eddie), Ewart James Walters (Forrester), Ncuti Gatwa (John), Faith Alabi (Millie) Daisy Boulton (Judy).

Wiletta Mayer is a talented African-American actress who has spent a lifetime building a career in the theatre. Now she’s on Broadway, rehearsing ‘Chaos in Belleville’, an anti-lynching play with a white director. As rehearsals progress, Wiletta finds it increasingly difficult to relate to the part she is playing. Will she be able to overcome her misgivings and will the show go on?

Directed by Pip Donaghy, the production will run at the Notting Hill venue from 14th September to 14th October.  

Photo by Simon Annand.

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