Joe Thomas, Summer Strallen and more in rehearsals for What's In A Name? tour

The cast for the debut UK tour of international hit What’s In A Name? are deep in rehearsals

Joe Thomas in rehearsals for What's In A Name?
Joe Thomas in rehearsals for What's In A Name?
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The previously announced cast for the UK tour What's In A Name? are in rehearsals this week.

Starring Joe Thomas, Summer Strallen, Bo Poraj, Alex Gaumond and Laura Patch, the tour opens in Guildford's Yvonne Arnaud Theatre from 5 to 14 September before visiting Glasgow, York, Aylesbury, Cambridge, Windsor, Richmond and Southampton.

Adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière's award-winning French film Le Prènom, What's In A Name? is about an awkward family dinner where two parents-to-be choose a controversial name for their expected child. The piece is designed by Francis O'Connor, with lighting by Rick Fisher.

The production initially opened at Birmingham Rep in 2017, where it was given five stars from WhatsOnStage's Diane Parkes who said: "the dialogue hurtles across the stage, evoking every audience response from belly laughter to shocked silence as the accusations and recriminations fly."