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Michelle Collins will star in A Dark Night In Dalston at Park Theatre
The popular TV star will be joined by Joe Coen in the Park Theatre's world premiere
The 75 minute-long play will feature "Coronation Street" and "Eastenders" star Michelle Collins taking on the role of Gina alongside Joe Coen as Gideon. Ms. Collins is no stranger to the stage having recently appeared in the UK tours of both 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' as well as the Chickenshed's production of Kindertransport. Her previous theatre credits include 'Rattle of a Simple Man' at the Comedy Theatre (now Harold Pinter) and 'The Glass Supper' at Hampstead Theatre. Mr. Coen is perhaps best known for his recent appearances in Bad Jews at both the Arts Theatre and St James Theatre. He was also in the original West End cast of 'Birdsong.'
It’s Friday evening on a council estate in Dalston. Gideon, a young, observant Jewish man from the other side of town is attacked. The warm-hearted and quirky Gina insists on protecting him in her flat. As Gideon recovers, dusk falls and Sabbath begins, meaning no strictly observant Jew can travel by any form of transport. Gideon is intrigued and beguiled by Gina and, as the night draws in, temptation and passions rise while Gina's husband Billy lies bedbound next door. One night, one secret. What will these two lonely Londoners have to face in the morning?
The world premiere production is directed by Tim Stark and features set design by Simon Daw, lighting design by Geraint Pughe and sound design by Giles Thomas.
Tickets are on sale now.