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Casting announced for The Hoes at Hampstead Theatre

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for the world premiere of Ifeyinwa Frederick’s debut play The Hoes. Directed by Lakesha Arie-Angelo, it runs at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs from October 26 to December 1, 2018.

The line up includes Aretha Ayeh (as Alex), Marième Diouf (Bim) and Nicola Maisie Taylor (J).

Once you’re a woman doing as she pleases with her body, in someone’s eyes you qualify for hoe status.

Bim, Alex and J have been best friends since school. Loud, funny, inseparable – they are the epitome of girls who just want to have fun. But now they’re 25, life is starting to get in the way. Careers, relationships, expectations…What better way to escape than a trip to Ibiza for a week of sun, sea and selfies?

But there’s trouble in paradise when reality catches up with them, threatening to derail their holiday as they are forced to accept no amount of partying will let them escape themselves.

The Hoes is described as a riotous celebration of sisterhood, showing that while life may throw up unexpected turbulence, friendships will last the course.

Aretha Ayeh’s theatre credits include Miss Littlewood, The Fantastic Follies of Mrs Rich, The Duchess of Malfi (RSC); Lady Chatterley’s Lover (UK Tour); Love Me Tender (UK Tour); Barnum (Chichester Festival Theatre); Rapunzel (Park Theatre); Dick Whittington and his Cat (Lyric Theatre Hammersmith) and Pendragon (Rose Theatre, Kingston).

Her screen work includes Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and The Quiet Ones (film); The Strike, The 4 ’O’Clock Club, Doctors and Cucumber (TV).

Marième Diouf’s theatre credits include A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre); Hamlet, Cymbeline and King Lear (all RSC) and Liberian Girl (Royal Court). She has also appeared on television in Outlander.

Nicola Maisie Taylor’s theatre credits include Chicken Palace (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Kilburn Passion, Storylab and The Dissidents (all Kiln Theatre); Takeaway (Theatre503); and Might Never Happen and Birth Right (both Doll’s Eye Theatre).

Also at Hampstead Theatre: Terry Johnson’s new version of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya (November 30, 2018 to January 12, 2019).