Michael Fox and Imogen Stubbs to star in Clybourne Park revival
Initial casting for the revival of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Clybourne Park has been named, with performances at the Park Theatre from 25th March. The upcoming production will mark the play’s tenth anniversary, which went on to win both the Olivier and Tony Award for best play.
Bruce Norris’ play sees a couple in 1950s America move to the suburbs after their son’s death, selling their house to the neighbourhood’s first black family. The roles are later reversed 50 years later, when a white couple buys the lot in a predominantly black neighbourhood. With communities pitted against one another, Clybourne Park explores the impact of gentrification on an ever-changing society.
Michael Fox will play Jim/Tom. Best known as Andrew Parker in the television series Downton Abbey and subsequent film, his previous theatre credits include An Enemy of the People at the Chichester Festival Theatre, as well as All in a Row and A Lie of the Mind at the Southwark Playhouse. Fox is joined by Imogen Stubbs as Bev/Kathy, who returns to the Park Theatre after starring in Honour, with West End credits including Strangers on a Train and Salt, Root and Roe.
Eric Underwood will play Albert/Kevin. Previously a member of the Royal Ballet, he has worked extensively with the company, creating roles in Wayne McGregor’s Chroma, Infra and Raven Girl and in Christopher Wheeldon’s DGV, as well as the Caterpillar in Wheeldon’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He has also appeared in the 2019 film adaptation of Cats.
Further casting is to be announced.
Clybourne Park is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Bruce Norris, whose plays include Downstate at the National Theatre, A Parallelogram and We all Went Down to Amsterdam. Clybourne Park is the only play to date to have received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony, Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for best play.