Written by New York playwright, Mike Batistick, the play is directed by Sam Neophytou and co-produced by Amy Tez and Inner City Productions. Having opened off Broadway in 2008, Chicken receives its UK premiere in this production.
Casting has been announced for the Finborough Theatre’s production of Merrie England. Written for the Savoy Theatre in 1902, the light opera explores romantic entanglements at the court of Queen Elizabeth I as she visits Windsor for a May Day celebration. This rediscovery production celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee as well as the 150th anniversary of birth for the composer, Edward German.
The cast consists of Sammy Andrews, Alexander Beck, Jamie Birkett, Daniel Cane, Luke Courtier, Stephen Darcy, Virge Gilchrist, Tom Giles, Rachel Holbrook, Nichola Jolley, Christopher Killik, Ruth Leavesley, Brendan Matthew, Michael Riseley, Jody Ellen Robinson, Gemma Sandzers, and Rhys Saudners.
Woodward joins the cast of Kneehigh and West Yorkshire Playhouse's
stage adaptation of Steptoe & Son. Joining
Mike Shepherd and Dean Nolan as Albert and Harold, the
production's title roles, Woodward plays The Woman. Woodward performs
regularly with Kneehigh and appeared at the RSC in 2011 in Romeo
and Juliet, American Trade, Julius
Caesar and A Winter’s Tale.
Son, which is adapted and directed by Emma Rice, opens at the
Asylum, Cornwall on 21 August before transferring to the West
Yorkshire Playhouse from 14 September ahead of a UK tour.