A week in the life of: The Divide's Sophie Melville

The actress is currently starring in the world premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s new play at the Edinburgh International Festival

Clare Lawrence Moody and Sophie Melville in rehearsals for The Divide
Clare Lawrence Moody and Sophie Melville in rehearsals for The Divide
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Iphigenia in Splott star Sophie Melville is currently starring in Alan Ayckbourn's The Divide, which is receiving its world premiere at the Edinburgh International Festival.

She is joined by a cast that also includes Sian Thomas, Finty Williams and Clare Burt. The piece is performed in two parts at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh throughout August, before opening at the Old Vic in January.

Directed by Annabel Bolton, The Divide is a satirical love story set 100 years in the future following a devastating plague.

The Divide runs at the King's Theatre, Edinburgh until 20 August, and at the Old Vic from 30 January to 10 February 2018.

Taking a break

SM: "The cheeky ladies in rehearsals."

Time for some notes

SM: "The men in the show doing some final checks."

A little creepy

SM: "Guess the faceless woman."

Compulsory mirror selfie

SM: "My beautiful dresser Rhona, giving me kids' hair."

A Scotch Bonnet?

SM: "The girls with the bonnets."

All change!

SM: "Quick change room madness."

Arty side of the stage shot

SM: "In the wings."

I spy a kilt!

SM: "Ready for the curtain call. Finally in colour."

Group selfie time

SM: "End of part two. Best company ever."

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