Claire Skinner joins the cast of NIGHTFALL at the Bridge Theatre

Claire Skinner (Jenny) will join the previously announced Ophelia Lovibond (Lou), Ukweli Roach (Pete) and Sion Daniel Young (Ryan) in the world premiere of Barney Norris’s Nightfall. Directed by Laurie Sansom, Nightfall will now run at the Bridge Theatre from 28 April – 26 May 2018, with press night on 8 May 2018.

On a farm outside Winchester, Ryan struggles to make a living off the land. His sister Lou has returned home after the death of their father to support Jenny, their formidable mother. Not so long ago, when a neighbour’s Labrador strayed onto the farm, their dad reached for his shotgun. Now, when Lou’s boyfriend Pete reappears, flush with money from his job at an oil refinery, Jenny fights to hold her children to the life she planned for them.

Claire Skinner’s theatre credits include Blurred LinesMrs Affleck, Winter’s Tale and Othello all for the National Theatre, Deathtrap at the Noel Coward Theatre and most recently Prism and Rabbit Hole, both at Hampstead Theatre. Ophelia Lovibond is best known on television for playing Izzy Gould in the BBC’s W1A and was last on stage in Richard Eyre’s production of The Stepmother at Chichester Festival Theatre. Ukweli Roach’s theatre credits include Romeo and Juliet and Helen, both for Shakespeare’s Globe and5, 6, 7, 8 for the Royal Court.  Sion Daniel Young’s theatre credits include Killology for the Royal Court, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and War Horse for the National Theatre, Mametz and The Radicalisation of Bradley Manning for the National Theatre Wales, The Welsh Boy for Theatre Royal, Bath, and Llwyth for the Sherman Theatre.


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