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Evelyn Hoskins and Simon Scardifield cast in Mayfly at the Orange Tree

Joe White's debut play opens in April

Simon Scardifield, Evelyn Hoskins and Niky Wardley
© Middle and right: Dan Wooller

Casting has been announced for Joe White's debut play Mayfly at the Orange Tree Theatre.

Evelyn Hoskins (Bonnie & Clyde and Carrie), Simon Scardifield (The Cherry Orchard and The Lower Depths),Irfan Shamji (Hamlet) and Niky Wardley (Twelfth Night and A Small Family Business) are to star in the piece, which will be directed by Guy Jones.

Mayfly is set in rural Shropshire, where a family looks for new beginnings after a tragedy. Hoskins plays Loops, the daughter of Ben (Scardifield) and Cat (Wardley), who is preparing for a new date.

The piece is part of a season of plays the west London theatre is running that are set outside cities. White is a former member of the Orange Tree Writers Collective.

Mayfly runs at the Orange Tree Theatre from 23 April to 26 May, with previews from 19 April.