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New production company One Fell Swoop productions will present Jez Butterworth's play Mojo at the White Bear Theatre in Kennington, south London, from 2 - 21 September 2014.
Butterworth's 1995 play originally opened at the Royal Court Theatre directed by Ian Rickson and was revived last year in the West End at the Harold Pinter Theatre in a production that included Rupert Grint, Ben Whishaw, Daniel Mays and Brendan Coyle.
This black comedy is set in a Soho club in the Rock and Roll 50’s where a bunch of gangster wanna-be’s attempt to confront reality with the untimely death of their employer. As the drugs and paranoia take hold; the bins with the body brought in and the toffee apples purchased, the club becomes a castle under siege and a pressure cooker of deceit, power grabbing and fear.
Mojo will feature Luke Trebilcock as Baby, Max Saunders Singer as Potts, Max Warrick as Skinny, Jack Heath as Sweets, Oscar Blend as Mickey and Ben Hall as Silver Johnny.
The production will be directed by Sebastien Blanc, and feature set design by Joana Dias, costume design by Jane Rankin, and sound design by Chris Roe. It will mark the premiere production for the company, who describe as having a "desire to produce theatre which engages with the public in a visceral and profound way whilst supporting charities which promote social growth." Their chosen charity for this production is Beat Bullying.