U.K.'s Frantic Assembly to Stage World Premiere of Bryony Lavery's The Believers

News   U.K.'s Frantic Assembly to Stage World Premiere of Bryony Lavery's The Believers
The U.K. touring company Frantic Assembly will stage the world premiere of Bryony Lavery's The Believers, co-produced with Theatre Royal Plymouth, where it will begin performances Feb. 21, 2014, prior to an official opening Feb. 26 for a run through March 8.

It will then tour to Coventry's Warwick Arts Centre (March 11-15), Leicester Curve's Studio (March 18-29), and London's Tricycle Theatre (April 22-May 17, with an official opening April 25).

Directed and choreographed by Scott Graham, co-founder of Frantic Assembley, it revolves around two families who are flung together on a night of cataclysmic weather. Bruised, tired and seduced by the flow of alcohol, they wrestle with their differences until, suddenly, the unthinkable happens. Something unbelievable. As their versions of what happened begin to fall apart and their perspectives become clouded by suspicion, they turn on each other in a desperate fight to understand the truth.

Lavery, whose Frozen was nominated for a 2004 Tony Award for Best Play for a production that was seen at Circle in the Square, has previously worked with Frantic Assembly on Stockholm (Wolff-Whiting Award for Best Play of 2008) and Beautiful Burnout (co-produced with the National Theatre of Scotland), which won a Fringe First at Edinburgh. Other plays include Kursk (with Sound and Fury at the Young Vic and Sydney Opera House), Cesario (National Theatre) and Thursday (Adelaide Theatre). She has also adapted Armistead Maupin's "Tales of the City" and "More Tales of the City" for BBC Radio 4.

Graham is co-choreographer of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, currently running at the West End's Apollo Theatre. For Frantic Assembly, he has co-directed Little Dogs (with National Theatre Wales), Lovesong, Beautiful Burnout (with National Theatre of Scotland, Fringe First), Othello (TMA Award – Best Direction), Stockholm, pool (no water), Dirty Wonderland, Rabbit, Peepshow and Underworld.

For full tour dates and to book tickets, visit http://franticassembly.co.uk/productions/the-believers/.

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