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Casting announced for The Other Place at Park Theatre

Casting news

CASTING has been announced for the UK premiere of psychological thriller The Other Place. Directed by Claire van Kampen and written by Sharr White, it runs at Park Theatre from September 19 to October 20, 2018.

The line up includes Karen Archer (as Juliana), Eliza Collings (The Woman), Okon Jones (Ian) and Rupinder Nagra (The Man).

Confident, intelligent and highly successful neurologist Juliana Smithton is at the top of her game. But while delivering a lecture to a roomful of doctors, she’s interrupted by a series of disturbing events. With her husband filing for divorce and her health in the balance, Juliana’s life suddenly starts unravelling.

As details emerge of a ten-year-old mystery, fact blurs with fiction, the past collides with the present, secrets are spilled and slowly the elusive and shocking truth is revealed. Nothing is as it seems in Sharr White’s brilliantly crafted and emotionally charged psychological thriller.

Karen Archer’s theatre credits include: The Mousetrap (West End), The Hundred We Are (Yard Theatre), Happy Ending (Arcola Theatre), Four Days in Hong Kong (Orange Tree Theatre), As You Like It, Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, The God’s Weep (RSC), Town (Royal & Derngate Theatre), Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Southwark Playhouse) and Mourning Becomes Electra (National Theatre).

Her screen credits include: Law & Order UK, Holby City, New Tricks, Doctors, Panorama: Fifa’s Dirty Secrets, Elizabeth, Casualty, The Bill, The Chief (four series), The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Chancer, EastEnders, Rockliffe’s Babies, On the Line, The Secret Garden, Hannay, Brookside, Juliet Bravo, Mitch, Father’s Day, Jury and The Cleopatras (TV); Wasted, Forever Young, Giro City and The Mouse and the Woman (film).

Eliza Collings’ numerous theatre credits include: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (National Theatre UK Tour), The One That Got Away (Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath), The Miser (Watermill Theatre), Lady Windermere’s Fan, The Country Wife (Manchester Royal Exchange), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Unicorn Theatre), News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Hobson’s Choice, The Taming Of The Shrew (RADA Enterprises), On The Razzle, The Lost World (Bristol Old Vic) and Oh! What A Lovely War (Tobacco Factory, Bristol).

Collings has also appeared on screen in Doc Martin, Lambeth, Collector and Homeless Joe.

Okon Jones’ theatre credits include: A Chorus Line, Chicago, Talk of the Town, The Wiz (West End), Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet (Young Vic), The American Clock, Jean Seberg (National Theatre), Emperor (Royal Court), Sugar Hill Blues (Warehouse Croydon/Hampstead Theatre), Trinidad Sisters, Spell No 7 (Donmar Warehouse), A Long Way from Home (Tricycle Theatre) and Plays Umbrella (Riverside Studios).

Jones’ television work includes: Smiley’s People, Bandung File, Boon, The Bill, Casualty, Perfect Scoundrels and Stone Cold.

Rupinder Nagra’s theatre credits include: My Brothers & Sisters (Mad’ed Theatre), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Tivoli Arts) and Swing Time to Remember (Hamilton Arts). His screen credits include: Bollywood Star, Mayday, Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, The Associates, C.I.D, Amal (Winner of over 30 international awards), Omertà (official TIFF 2017 selection), Simran, The Etruscan Smile, Hush Hush, De Ontsnapping, Continuum, Kurbaan, 678910 and Bollywood/Hollywood.

Sharr White’s plays have been developed and produced at theatres across the United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil, including The New Group, MCC Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Melbourne Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and more. White was most recently a writer and co-executive producer on Showtime’s The Affair.

The Other Place received its world premiere Off-Broadway with MCC Theatre, featuring Laurie Metcalf (Lucille Lortel and Obie awards) and directed by Joe Mantello (Lucille Lortel nom). The Other Place subsequently received its Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club with Joe Mantello again directing Laurie Metcalf (Tony nom). The Other Place was also a recipient of the 2010 Playwrights First Award; the 2011 Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation’s Theatre Visions Fund Award; and was an Outer Critics’ Circle Award nominee for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play.

The Other Place is suitable for ages 15+.

Tickets: Previews £18.50, Standard £18.50 – £32.50, Concessions £16.50 – £23.50, Child (Under 16) £15 – £20. To book, call the box office on 020 7870 6876 or visit

Times: Monday to Saturday evenings at 7.30pm; Thursday and Saturday matinees at 3pm.

Captioned Performance: Friday, October 12 at 7.30pm.

Also at Park Theatre: the powerful black comedy End Of The Pier (until August 11) and The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, starring mother and daughter duo Rafaella Hutchinson and Sally George (August 16 to September 15, 2018).