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Angela Griffin and Anita Dobson to star in Sunday Readings In The Park series

A series of intimate one-off readings will be performed every Sunday at the Park Theatre until December 6

Angela Griffin and Anita Dobson
Angela Griffin and Anita Dobson

Casting has been announced for the Park Theatre's intimate reading series Sunday Readings In The Park.

Running until 6 December, the cast will feature Anita Dobson, Angela Griffin, Michael McKell, Andrew C Wadsworth and Honeysuckle Weeks.

They will be joined by Gloria Onitiri, Matt Rippy, Donella Fox, Omar Ibrahim, Dnita Gohil, Gary Fannin, Joyce Veheary, Sakutala Ramenee and Tat Whalley.

The inaugural season of Sunday Readings In The Park is a collection of rarely performed plays by well-known, and not so well known, British playwrights. The upcoming plays are by J.B. Priestley, Susanna Centlivre, James Saunders, John Hopkins and George Bernard Shaw.

Kicking off the series on November 1 will be Michael McKell in the J.B Priestley play Mr Kettle and Mrs Moon. Directed by Robert Laycock the performance follows bank manager Mr Kettle as he shirks all responsibilities to stay at home and play games.

Up next be Honeysuckle Weeks in Susanna Centlivre's A Bold Stroke For A Wife on November 8. Directed by Melli Bond, the performance is centred around Colonel Fainwell as he must persuade all of his lover's four guardians to let them wed.

On November 29, Anita Dobson and Andrew C Wadsworth make their Park debuts in Find Your Way Home by John Hopkins, directed by Robert Laycock. Relationships are put to the test when Alan Harrison, a husband and father, resolves to finally leave his wife for his lover Julian.

To close the series, Angela Griffin will star in the comedies Village Wooing and The Dark Lady Of The Sonnet, by George Bernard Shaw, on December 6. Both performances will be directed by Charlotte Donachie.

After each one-off performance the audience are welcome to stay for a short Q and A discussion where members of the cast and the director will give their insights into the play and answer questions.

The season is presented by The New Actors Company in association with Park Theatre.