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Casting Announced for Another Place at Plymouth Theatre Royal

Leah Brotherhead, Robert Lonsdale, Rob Heaps amongst the cast of DC Moore’s new play.

Leah Brotherhead, Anna Elijasz, Rob Heaps and Robert Lonsdale will form the cast of the world premiere of DC Moore’s new play Another Place, produced by Theatre Royal Plymouth and opening in Plymouth this November.

Following his critically acclaimed The Empire at the Royal Court Theatre (a Theatre Royal Plymouth co-production), and The Swan at the National Theatre, DC Moore‘s Another Place has been described as a compelling play about our obsession to uncover the secrets of space, and the tragedy of what we leave behind.

Robert Lonsdale who will appear in Another Place
Robert Lonsdale who will appear in Another Place

When Earth is the loneliest planet, where else is there to go?
Paul is a specialist in cognitive behaviour, tasked with designing a 20-year mission to Mars. Daniel is a husband and new father struggling with the reality of marriage and the monotony of everyday life. Nat is a twin sister, disillusioned by the world’s obsession with space travel and sorry that she didn’t say goodbye. And Amy asks a lot of questions…

Another Place will be directed by Jo McInnes, and is a Theatre Royal Plymouth production, following recent successes MADMAN, Solid Air and Forever House.

Leah Brotherhead recently appeared as Jane Seymour in the acclaimed West End/RSC productions of Wolf Hall and Bring Up The Bodies (which she will reprise on Broadway next year). Other theatre credits include Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Dr Faustus (WYP/Glasgow Citizens Theatre), DNA (Hull Truck) and The Kitchen Sink (Bush).

Anna Elijasz will play Nat. Her recent credits include As You Like It (Transport), Tu I Teraz (Hampstead/Mercury Colchester) and Invisible (Transport). She also appears in DC Moore’s Channel 4 series Cut.

Rob Heaps recently appeared alongside Frank Langella in King Lear at Chichester Festival Theatre and in New York. His other stage credits include Pioneer (Curious Directive), Pride and Prejudice (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), South Downs/The Browning Version (Chichester Festival/West End) and The Notebook of Trigorin (Finborough).

Robert Lonsdale (Daniel) was nominated for a Whatsonstage Award for Best Actor for his role in the West End production of From Here To Eternity in 2013, and for a Manchester Theatre Award for his role as Luke in Brilliant Adventures at the Manchester Royal Exchange. Other theatre credits include Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse), La Bete (West End) and The Indian Wants The Bronx (Young Vic).

DC Moore’s previous work includes Straight (Sheffield Theatres/Bush Theatre),), Home (Channel 4 Coming Up) and Alaska (Royal Court Theatre).

Jo McInnes’ directing credits include Vera, Vera, Vera, Red Bud (both Royal Court Theatre) and Marine Parade (Brighton Festival). She has also worked extensively as an actress in film, television and in theatre, including at the RSC and the National Theatre. In 2003 she co-founded A.P.E Theatre Company.

Another Place will run from the 6th-22nd November in Plymouth.