Cast announced for 2015 UK tour of Beautiful Thing
GERARD MCCARTHY & VANESSA BABIRYE TO APPEAR AS ‘TONY’ AND ‘LEAH’ ALONGSIDE
CHARLIE BROOKS AS ‘SANDRA’
THOMAS LAW AS ‘STE’ AND SAM JACKSON AS ‘JAMIE’
PRODUCTION PARTNERS WITH STONEWALL
Full casting has been announced for Nikolai Foster’s celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey’s Beautiful Thing, which will return to the UK in 2015 with an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury in March, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, High Wycombe, Cardiff and Brighton, with a West End run to be announced.
The producers of Beautiful Thing have partnered with Stonewall, and will raise money for the charity’s No Bystanders campaign with bucket collections in every venue.
Ruth Hunt, Chief Executive of Stonewall, said, “Beautiful Thing is one of the iconic screen plays of modern gay culture. We’re absolutely thrilled that the UK wide tour of this fantastic production will take this heart-warming story to a new generation whilst also raising money to support Stonewall’s work to tackle bullying in Britain’s schools”
Stephanie Sirr, Chief Executive of Nottingham Playhouse said, “We are proud to be co-producing Beautiful Thing, a wonderful moving, funny and uplifting love story. We’re also delighted to be working in partnership with Stonewall to support their campaign to combat homophobic bullying in schools.”
Casting is now complete: best known as series regular ‘Kris Fisher’ in Channel 4’s Hollyoaks most recently seen on screen in BBC2’s The Fall, and on Netflix’ epic Titanic: Blood and Steel, Gerard McCarthy will star as ‘Tony’. Other theatrical credits include The Merry Wives of Windsor at the Globe, and Blue/Orange for ATG. Vanessa Babirye, recently seen on screen in BBC 2’s Our Girl, and at the National Theatre in Romeo and Juliet will star as ‘Leah’. Also joining the company will be Rob Ellis and Natalie Law.
For more information visit www.beautthing.com