Tricycle Season to Include British Premiere of August Wilson's Radio Golf

News   Tricycle Season to Include British Premiere of August Wilson's Radio Golf The Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn, North London, will bring back two hit productions from before, plus stage new productions of Twelfth Night, August Wilson's Radio Golf (in its British premiere) and a new staging of Joe Orton's Loot.
August Wilson
August Wilson

The returning productions are Ron Hutchinson's Moonlight and Magnolias — an imagined behind-the-scenes glimpse at the re-writing of the script for "Gone with the Wind" (the film, not the current stage incarnation) that will run July 2-Aug. 2 — and Kwame Kwei-Armah's play Let There Be Love, set against the music of Nat King Cole, that will run Aug. 5-30.

Moonlight and Magnolias, first seen at the Tricycle last year and previously also produced at New York's Manhattan Theatre Club in a different production, will feature original cast members Andy Nyman and Steven Pacey in Sean Holmes' staging. Let There be Love is directed by the author and will feature Joseph Marcell, reprising his role as Alfred Morris, a West Indian pensioner who is kicked out of his daughter's house and returns to his Willesden home where he has been gifted a Polish cleaner/home help.

Twelfth Night, a co-production between Filter and the RSC, who previously premiered this production in 2006 at The Cube as part of the RSC's Complete Works Festival and has subsequently been seen in London and at the Edinburgh Festival, will run Sep. 1-27 with an official opening on Sep. 2. Described in press materials as an "explosive and irreverent new take on this story of romance, satire and mistaken identity," it will be directed by Sean Holmes.

Radio Golf, August Wilson's last play in his ten-play cycle that examined the African-American experience in the last century and originally premiered in 2005 just before the playwright's untimely death, will be staged by Paulette Randall, running Oct. 2-Nov. 1 with an official opening on Oct. 6. The Tricycle previously staged many of Wilson's plays, including Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running and King Hedley II.

Sean Holmes will direct a new production of Orton's Loot, running Dec. 11, 2008-Jan. 31 2009 with an official opening on Dec. 15. Matt Di Angelo will play Hal, who hijacks his mother's coffin to hide the loot from a recent heist. Di Angelo played the character of Deano Wicks in "EastEnders" for two years. Other credits includce Ewan Blair in "Project C," Lance in "There's a Viking in My Bed," Robbie in "Harbour Lights" and Felix in "I Dream." Loot will go on to Newcastle's Theatre Royal Feb. 2-7, 2009, after its run at the Tricycle. To book tickets contact the box office at 020 7328 1000 or visit www.tricycle.co.uk.

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