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Cast announced for Tomorrow at Noon at Jermyn Street Theatre

Elaine Claxton, Laura Morgan and Laila Pyne

Casting news

JERMYN Street Theatre has announced casting for Tomorrow at Noon, a programme of three new plays by Jenny Ayres, Emma Harding, and Morna Young, each of which reacts to one of Noël Coward’s Tonight at 8.30 plays, and responds to it in a contemporary voice.

Glimpse, The Thing Itself and Smite, all directed by Jermyn Street Theatre’s Deputy Director Stella Powell-Jones, will run from Tuesday, April 24 to Tuesday, May 15, 2018 in tandem with Tonight at 8.30.

The cast comprises Elaine Claxton (Nation, The Relapse, The Winter’s Tale, The Children’s Hour, The Machine Wreckers, all National Theatre), Laura Morgan (The Blinding Light, Jermyn Street Theatre, Deposit, Hampstead Theatre) and Laila Pyne (African Americana, Theatre 503, 7 Deadly Sins, Vicky Christina Barcelona, Soho Theatre).

The playwrights of these three funny, moving and provocative plays were chosen from 390 entrants to write a contemporary female response.

Jenny Ayres’ Glimpse is inspired by Coward’s Still Life. It is the story of a woman whose history holds too much for her to leave behind. In a world that never stops, are we brave enough to wait? What might we glimpse if we miss the train?

Emma Harding’s The Thing Itself reacts to Coward’s Shadow Play. When the sun fails to come up one morning, Vic and Simone must face the dark. But what emerges from the shadows? Truth or illusion?

Morna Young’s Smite is inspired by Coward’s The Astonished Heart. It is a story of buried answers, blind hearts, and life after loss.

Set design is by Louie Whitemore, costume design by Emily Stuart, lighting design by Tim Mascall and sound design by Tom Attwood.

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