Olivier Winner Benjamin Davies to Star in London Premiere of Nerve

News   Olivier Winner Benjamin Davies to Star in London Premiere of Nerve
Nerve, a new play set in New York City by young New York-based writer Adam Szymkowicz, will receive its British premiere at London's Baron's Court Theatre, for a brief showcase run Oct. 19-24.

Benjamin Davies
Benjamin Davies

The cast comprises Benjamin Davies, who won an Olivier Award in 2002 for his performance in Fucking Games at the Royal Court's Theatre Upstairs, and Ambrosine Falck, who appears in the TV series "The Inbetweeners."

According to press materials, "Elliot (Davies) has never had an online date before...or at least not one that showed up. Susan has had far too many but would prefer not to remember them. When the pair meet-up in a New York City bar one evening it becomes an exploration into their mutual fears, hopes, loves and an acute observation of a very 21st century sense of isolation and despair. True love or desperation? Both are only a click away in a comedy based around the New York online dating scene."

Playwright Szymokwicz is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize Award-winning writer. The play is directed by Eduardo Barreto, with dance sequences choreographed by Sally Marie, designs by Philip Lindley and costumes by Adriana Espaço. It is produced by Victoria Pattinson for Prestige Theatre Company.

In addition to Fucking Games, Davies has also appeared onstage in Peter Gill's Lovely Evening at the Young Vic, in Rookery Nook for Oxford Stage Company, and in Mojo Mickybo at the Trafalgar Studios. Film credits include Peter Greenaway's "The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 1: The Moab Story" and "The Tulse Luper Suitcases, Part 2: Vaux to the Sea," and on TV he has appeared in "Sea of Souls" for the BBC.

Falck has appeared on tour in the stage version of Porridge. She trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, and spent four years in New York studying contemporary and modern dance at the Alvin Ailey School and the New Dance Group. She has performed with the Amoralist Theatre Company playing the role of Charity in While Chasing the Fantastic. Other recent credits include Sarah in "The Unborn" (Universal Pictures). Baron's Court Theatre is at 28A Comeragh Road, London W14 9HR. To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 8932 4747, or visit www.prestigetheatrecompany.com for more details.

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