Jill Winternitz will star in Daniel Dingsdale's debut play
Jill Winternitz will star in Daniel Dingsdale's debut play
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Initial casting has been announced for the premiere of Dark Tourism, which opens at the Park Theatre later this month.

The debut play by Daniel Dingsdale will be directed by Adam Lenson and will also feature the playwright in the cast.

Joining Dingsdale will be Hollyoaks actress Tamaryn Payne, Jill Winternitz (Once, Dirty Dancing), Huw Parmenter (The Ballad of Lost Dogs) Rebecca Brewer (The Merchant of Venice, Almeida), Josie Dunn (James and the Giant Peach) and Tom Maller (The Mousetrap, St Martins).

Billed as "a biting cultural satire on media cynicism and the world of celebrity", the play explores how far people will go for fame and reputation and how much of what we see in the media is truth.

"You might complain about people saying stuff about you, but you'd complain a lot more if no one said anything at all."

The production will feature movement by Polly Bennett, composition by Luke Bateman, set design by William Fricker and sound by Mike Thacker.

Further casting is yet to be announced.

Dark Tourism runs at the Park Theatre from 1 October to 24 October.