Author and director Claudio Macor has announced the cast for In the Dead of Night, a play with dance at the Landor Theatre, 22nd April to 16th May. Acclaimed actress Judith Paris (Doctor Who, The Devils, The Rainbow) will play fading femme fatale Elvira, opposite Ned Wolfgang Kelly as her younger paramour Falchi, with Ross Harper Millar as the drug dealer Martinez. Tristan Robin has been cast as enigmatic drifter Raul, paired with Susannah Allman as Elvira’s protégé Rita. Jordan Alexander will play gigolo Massimo…and introducing newcomer Matt Mella as the mob boss’s son Leandro. Daniel James Greenway, Danny Harris, Joshua Clare and Victoria Sheffield complete the ensemble.
Unbreakable Elvira is queen of the night in her South American shantytown bar… but it stands on the edge of destruction. Missing for a year, Leandro, son of the local drug cartel boss, returns with chilling news for his lover Massimo and indeed the whole town. Elvira, her old flame Falchi, her protégé Rita, the enigmatic Raul, and the rest of the regulars at Bar Tangueros are dancing toward disaster as classic 1940s film noir drama pulses to a burning Latin rhythm. In the Dead of Night brings the classic dark, steamy atmosphere of film noir to the stage in this tale of eroticism, murder, and power.
Choreography of the dance sequences will be by Anthony Whiteman (Bel Ami) and the production designer is Paul Nicholas Dyke. In true film noir style, composer Paul Boyd (Molly Wobbly) is creating an original score for the play’s incidental music and dance.
Landor Theatre, 70 Landor Rd, SW9 9PH (Clapham North). 22nd April – 16th May
Evenings: Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. Matinees: Saturday and Sunday at 3pm.
Tickets: £18 (£16 concessions) £15 preview on 22nd April. Press night: 23rd April.
Box Office: 020 7737 7276 (24 hours) or online landortheatre.co.uk
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