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Stephen Fry and Sharon D. Clarke in world premiere

Stephen Fry and Sharon D. Clarke to star in world premiere

The digital co-production is being created by three regional theatres.

Sophie Thomas
Sophie Thomas

UPDATE: The full cast of What A Carve Up! stars Jonathan Bailey as Henry Winshaw, Samuel Barnett as Michael Owen, Robert Bathurst as Thomas Winshaw, Celia Imrie as Joan Simpson and Dervla Kirwan as the Brunwin Advert.

The world premiere of What A Carve Up! will be performed by a star-studded cast of theatre and television greats. Based on Jonathan Coe's satirical novel of the same name, the co-production is created by three regional theatres: Barn Theatre, Lawrence Batley Theatre & New Wolsey Theatre.

What A Carve Up! critiques the British government in the 1980s, commenting on the social and political environment in a satirical manner. The stage adaptation is written by Henry Filloux-Bennett, and directed by Tamara Harvey.

Initial casting includes the two-time Olivier Award-winning actor Derek Jacobi as Findlay Onyx. Sharon D. Clarke will play Kim Bolton, with previous credits including an Olivier Award-winning performance in Caroline, or Change at the Playhouse Theatre.

Stephen Fry will play Patrick Mills, with Fiona Button as Josephine Winshaw-Eaves, Rebecca Front as Hilary Winshaw, Griff Rhys Jones as John Stephens and Tamzin Outhwaite as The Journalist. The cast of What A Carve Up! includes Alfred Enoch, who will play the role of Raymond Owen.

"There are some casts so dazzling that my job, as a director, is to not get in the way. This is one of them. My only sadness, of course, is that we don't get to be in the rehearsal room together", said director Tamara Harvey in a statement.

What A Carve Up! is available to stream internationally from 31 October to 2 December Tickets and more information can be found here.

Photo credit: (Courtesy of Barn Theatre)

 

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