Bombers Moon to play at Trafalgar Studios

imageJames Bolam and Steve John Shepherd will star in the play BOMBER’S MOON by William Ivory at Trafalgar Studios 2, previewing from Monday 20 April, with a press night on Friday 24 April, for a strictly limited season until Saturday 23 May. This follows a critically acclaimed run at Park Theatre in 2014.

Former RAF gunner Jimmy finds his routine disrupted when sensitive care assistant David arrives – and his cantankerous outlook and colourful language seem to be more than David can handle. As Jimmy increasingly snaps back to the adrenaline-fuelled terror of his WWII bombing raids, and David’s new found faith is tested to breaking point, both men discover that a lasting peace is not easily won. With acerbic wit and searing honesty, BOMBER’S MOON is a bittersweet tour-de-force, full of gritty realism and razor-sharp humour.

James Bolam is best known for his television work, including New Tricks (BBC), Born and Bred (BBC), Second Thoughts (LWT), The Beiderbecke Connection/Tapes/Affair (YTV), Only When I Laugh (YTV), When the Boat Comes In (BBC) and The Likely Lads (BBC). His most recent theatre credits include How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying and Semi Detached, both at Chichester, and Wild Oats at the National.

Steve John Shepherd is best known as Michael Moon in EastEnders and for his breakthrough role as Jo in This Life. His most recent theatre credits include Albion (Bush Theatre), Piaf (Donmar Warehouse & West End) and Five Wives of Maurice Pinder (National Theatre).

William Ivory wrote the screenplay for the film Made In Dagenham. His television writing credits include episodes of ITV’s Minder and, for the BBC, Common as Muck, The Sins, Night Flight, A Thing Called Love, Faith and Burton and Taylor.

BOMBER’S MOON will be directed at Trafalgar Studios 2 by Matt Aston, with original design by Laura McEwen, original lighting design by James Farncombe, sound design by Damian Coldwell and choreography by Emma Annetts. Dean Sudron will be associate designer and lighting designer at Trafalgar Studios 2.

BOMBER’S MOON is presented at Trafalgar Studios 2 by Engine House Theatre in association with Park Theatre. General Management is by Colin Blumenau and Emily Slack for The Production Exchange. Associate Producers are Arden Entertainment.