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Vincent River starring Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy to transfer to Trafalgar Studios

The production opened at the Park Theatre in 2018

Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy
Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy
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Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy are to reprise their roles in Robert Chevara's production of Vincent River, it has been announced.

The two-hander is Philip Ridley's exploration of hate crime, where Anita is coming to terms with the death of her son, who was killed in a homophobic attack.

Ridley's one-act play originally opened at Hampstead Theatre in 2001 and subsequently transferred to Trafalgar Studios in 2007. This transfer will run from 16 May to 22 June with opening night on 21 May. Set and costume is from Nicolai Hart-Hansen and lighting is from Marty Langthorne.

Jameson's previous credits include Doctor Who, EastEnders and stage roles at the National Theatre and RSC. Mahy made his professional debut in Vincent River in 2018, having graduated from Drama Centre in 2017.

Chevara said: "Vincent River is a modern classic and a dazzling, prescient piece of theatre. The play is even more prophetic now than when it was first produced. The murder of Jo Cox MP in 2016 shocked the nation and hate crimes have risen by 17 per cent this last year alone. But hate crimes against LGBT people in the UK have surged over 78 per cent in the last five years."

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