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Production images released from For King and Country at Southwark Playhouse

Adam Lawrence

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PRODUCTION images have been released for Dilated Theatre Company’s production of For King and Country. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: Eugene Simon (as Padre), Lloyd Everitt (Lieutenant Hargreaves) and Adam Lawrence (Private Hamp) will star in Dilated Theatre Company’s production of For King and Country, which runs at Southwark Playhouse from June 28 to July 21, 2018.

Eugene Simon, who will be making his stage debut in For King and Country, is a British actor born in London in 1992. His series regular role as Lancel Lannister on HBO’s Game of Thrones has been running for six seasons, formerly alongside his lead role in Nickelodeon’s House of Anubis for three seasons. At twelve, Simon was the younger self to Heath Ledger’s Casanova, and at thirteen performed his lead role as Gerald Durrell in the BBC’s TV-film adaptation of My Family and Other Animals.

Simon continued to worked throughout his years at Downside School in a number of comercials, and most notably as Young Ben Hur in Drimtim Entertainment’s Ben Hur. After filming he began modelling through UK agency Models 1, and he continues to do so. On his 18th birthday, he was offered his roles in both Game of Thrones and House of Anubis. Between filming the two shows he debuted as lead American characters in his first US films – Before I Sleep as fictional poet Eugene Devlin alongside Harry Potter co-star Bonnie Wright, and Lord-of-the-Flies esque movie Eden as US soccer player Kennefick.

Lloyd Everitt

Lloyd Everitt was nominated for ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ at the National Television Awards for series regular Jez Andrews in Casualty. His other television credits include Flack and Killing Machine. Everitt has also appeared on stage in We Want You To Watch (National Theatre), Othello (Shakespeare’s Globe), Much Ado About Nothing (Old Vic), Chariots of Fire (Hampstead Theatre/West End) and Luise Miller Donmar Warehouse).

Adam Lawrence trained at Birmingham School of Acting, graduating with a Spotlight Prize nomination. His television credits include Peaky Blinders and WPC56 for the BBC. In theatre, heplayed Hamlet at the Riverside Studios and performed in The Changeling and The Broken Heart at Shakespeare’s Globe. His debut film role was in the Morrissey biopic, England Is Mine, for which he was longlisted for a BIFA Award for ‘most promising newcomer’.

For King and Country follows a soldier’s court martial for desertion and the struggle of his defending officer to acquit the young man in the face of bureaucracy and his own naïve honesty. Many years before PTSD was officially recognised, it explores the brutality of war and what happened to the men who could take no more.

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