John Light to Star in Thom Pain (Based on Nothing) at London's Print Room

By Mark Shenton
September 5, 2012

John Light will star in Will Eno's Thom Pain (based on nothing) in a new production at London's Print Room in Notting Hill, beginning performances Sept. 15 prior to an official opening Sept. 20, for a run through Oct. 13.



Light was most recently seen on the London stage in Luise Miller at the Donmar Warehouse; other recent stage appearances include The Master Builder at the Almeida and A Life of Thomas Paine at Shakespeare's Globe. He has also appeared in the RSC's Complete Works season at Stratford-upon-Avon, where his roles included Brutus in Julius Caesar and Caliban in The Tempest. Screen appearances include "North & South," "My Son John," "Dresden," "The Lion in Winter," "The Prophecy: Uprising" and "The Prophecy: Forsaken."

Simon Evans directs this one-man show of a young man's anguished journey to adulthood. First performed in 2004 at Soho Theatre, it was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Evans has previously worked as staff director at the National Theatre, creative associate for the Bush Theatre, and resident assistant director at the Donmar Warehouse. His credits include Madness In Valencia (Trafalgar Studios) and Skyscraper (Public Theater, New York). He is currently artistic director at Black and White Rainbow.

In a press statement, Anda Winters, artistic director of the Print Room, commented: "We're very excited to be working with Will Eno and Simon Evans to stage a piece we feel is perfect for our intimate space.  I’ve admired Will Eno's work for some time with its strong individual characters and wonderfully detailed observation. Simon is the ideal director for the piece, a great young talent we are looking forward to seeing in action."

To book tickets, contact the box office on 08444 77 1000 or visit www.the-print-room.org for more details.