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The Girl Who Fell - Trafalgar Studios

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

STAGE Traffic Productions and Eilene Davidson are presenting the world premiere of The Girl Who Fell at Trafalgar Studios.

A powerful new play by Sarah Rutherford, former Writer in Residence at Park Theatre and writer of sell-out hit Adult Supervision, it runs from October 15 to November 23, 2019.

It seems wrong that she experienced something so huge without me. Like if your kids had sex before you did.

Teenager Sam is dead. After some social media foolishness. And everyone says it’s her mum’s fault.

When bereaved mother Thea sets off on a mission to find out why her daughter Sam is dead, she is joined in her journey by bickering teen twins Lenny and Billie, plus Gil – a lost-soul whose life collides with theirs in a way that can only ever get messy.

This poignant and darkly funny play about loss, guilt and snapchat, stars Navin Chowdhry (as Gil), Rosie Day (Billie), Will Fletcher (Lenny) and Claire Goose (Thea).

Navin Chowdhry’s stage credits include Multitudes (Tricycle Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Shades and Behind The Image (Royal Court). Chowdhry has also starred in a number of award-winning TV shows including The End Of The F*ing World and Touch Of Cloth. Last year, he shot Our Girl for the BBC and is currently filming Invisible for ITV. He also starred in the BBC’s Bafta award-winning Doctor Foster and The Replacement. Other credits include the critically acclaimed Teachers, Next Of Kin, The Job Lot and Babylon.

Rosie Day’s stage credits include Spur Of The Moment (Royal Court) and Again at Trafalgar Studios. Dubbed a ‘Screen International Star of Tomorrow’ by Screen Daily, Day has starred in Golden Globe nominated Outlander as Mary Hawkins, co-starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker in the rom-com All Roads Lead to Rome, and has recently been seen in the movie Down a Dark Hall from Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer alongside Uma Thurman.

Day was one of the leads in Butterfly Kisses, which won the 2017 Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival. Her other notable screen credits include Prime Suspect 1973, The Seasoning House (for which she won four Best Actress awards), Good Night (BAFTA Nominated 2013), Misfits, Cuffs, Homefront and Siblings.

More recently, Day has starred in Sky One comedy/drama Living The Dream leading the cast alongside Phillip Glenister and Lesley Sharp. The second series of the hit show has just aired on Sky One. Day also lends her voice to the recent adaptation of much-loved children’s classic Watership Down also starring John Boyega and Olivia Colman.

Will Fletcher recently graduated from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School and will be making his professional stage debut in The Girl Who Fell at Trafalgar Studios.

Claire Goose’s stage credits include Holy Sh!t (Kiln Theatre), Twitstorm (Park Theatre), The Perfect Murder (Theatre Royal Bath), When We Were Rich (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton), Addicted To Love (Bristol Old Vic) and Hitting Home (The Man In The Moon Theatre).

Goose’s TV credits include Exile, Murdoch Mysteries, Heart, Lucky Man, The Coroner, Unforgotten, Death In Paradise, New Tricks, Pat and Cabbage, Mount Pleasant, Undeniable, Hustle, The Bill, Perfect Day, Love Lies Bleeding, Secret Smile, The Good Citizen, Gifted, Waking The Dead, Casualty, EastEnders, Landmarks and Loved Up. She has also appeared in the films Generation Z, Candle To Water, Bad Day, Friday Night In, Danny Loves Angela, Mash and Meat.

The Girl Who Fell is directed by Hannah Price, with designs by Georgia de Grey, lighting by Robbie Butler and sound by Adrienne Quartly.

Tickets: from £20 to £35. To book, visit trafalgar-studios.com/.

Times: Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm, Thursday and Saturday at 3pm.

Also at Trafalgar Studios: New Perspectives’ adaptation of Chigozie Obioma’s Booker Prize-nominated novel The Fishermen (September 3 to October 12) and Peter Nichols’ funny and moving masterpiece A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (September 21 to November 30, 2019).