She Stoops to Conquer fully cast

Monday 26th July 2010

We’re delighted to announce that our forthcoming production of She Stoops to Conquer which runs at Nottingham Playhouse from Thursday 3 – Saturday 18 September is now fully cast.

Director Lucy Pitman-Wallace has assembled a superb cast to take on the roles of the larger-than-life and hilarious characters in this romantic English romp!

Edmund Kingsley and Ellie Beaven will take the lead roles of Charles Marlow and Kate Hardcastle. Both have previously worked together in The Importance of Being of Earnest (Salisbury Playhouse) which was also directed by Pitman-Wallace.

We’re delighted to welcome back an array of Nottingham Playhouse regulars; most recently Joan Moon, who takes the role of Mrs Hardcastle, appeared in the Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company productions The Burial at Thebes (also directed by Pitman-Wallace) and Blithe Spirit (directed by our Artistic Director, Giles Croft). Meanwhile Chris Nayak, who plays her mischievous son Tony Lumpkin, took the role of George in our acclaimed production Arthur and George earlier this year.

We also see the return of a few other familiar faces to Nottingham Playhouse. You may remember Rina Mahoney who takes the role of Constance, from our 1999 pantomime Cinderella. More recently Peter Basham, who plays Constance’s secret suitor, and Maxwell Hutcheon who takes the role of Marlow’s father Sir Charles, also appeared in Pitman-Wallace’s The Burial at Thebes in 2005.

Completing the cast are Mike Burnside, who takes the role of Mr Hardcastle and appeared in the films Miss Potter and Charlotte Grey, and Thomas Eyre whose recent theatre credits include Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet and who now plays Hardcastle’s unmannered servant Diggory.

We’re looking forward to welcoming the cast to Nottingham Playhouse in early August for the start of rehearsals for She Stoops to Conquer. Look out for rehearsal images and videos coming soon.