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Anthony Head to star in Paul Andrew Williams' Ticking

The play premieres at Trafalgar Studios in October

Anthony Head is to star in Paul Andrew Williams' Ticking
© Wooller for WhatsOnStage

BAFTA nominated writer and director Paul Andrew Williams is to make his playwriting debut with Ticking, which will open at Trafalgar Studios in October.

The production is set to star Tom Hughes (The Game, Cemetery Junction), Niamh Cusack (Testament of Youth, Heatbeat), Anthony Head (You, Me & Them, Buffy The Vampire Slayer) and David Michaels (Heartbeat).

Ticking is billed as the story of Simon (Tom Hughes), a young British man awaiting execution in a Chinese prison cell after being convicted of the murder of a local prostitute. In his final visiting hour, his parents (Anthony Head and Niamh Cusack) are due to arrive and his lawyer (David Michaels) still hasn't got any news on his appeal. Simon must decide whether to confront the past with his father and expose a deeply hidden secret, or leave it buried and say his goodbyes.

Ticking runs at London's Trafalgar Studios from 8 October to 7 November 2015.