The full cast of Evelyn has been announced

Wildcard and the Mercury Theatre have announced the full cast of new play Evelyn which will run 1-11 Jun at Mercury Theatre, and then 23 Jun-16 Jul at Southwark Playhouse.

Evelyn stars Nicola Harrison (Emmerdale, Mayday, Good Omens) as Sandra and Rula Lenska (Rock Follies, EastEnders, Doctor Who, One Foot In The Grave, Footballers’ Wives, Coronation Street) as her unsuspecting – but maybe that’s because there’s nothing to suspect – landlady Jeanne.

Yvette Boakye (Love The Sinner, Girls and The Special Relationship, Soho Theatre) as Laura and Offue Okegbe (Amiens in As You Like It, UK Tour/The Tobacco Factory, Miguel in Children of Fate Inside Intelligence/Bussey Building, Malcolm in Macbeth Custom/Practice) as Kevin make up this intense four-hander performance.

There are a few things that we know about Evelyn: we know what she did, we know that we hate her, and we know that she’s still out there. Somewhere. She’s just not Evelyn anymore. She could be anyone. Even you.

Britain is on the hunt, it has been for years. Walton is on high alert… and Sandra’s just arrived.

Inspired by real life events and set in the coastal Essex town of Walton-on-the Naze, Evelyn is a story of mob-justice in modern day Britain that interrogates the question: when is justice really served?

This unflinching piece of theatre takes a no-holds-barred look at vigilantism, social media, and our collective quickness to judge, to scorn, to threaten and sometimes, to attack.

The premise of Evelyn saw writer Tom Ratcliffe shortlisted for the 2016 intake of the Old Vic 12 before the play reached the longlist of 27 plays for the 2017 Verity Bargate Award. The play has also been longlisted for the Papatango New Writing Prize and the Theatre503 playwriting Award.

Rula Lenska
Nicola Harrison
Offue Okegbe
Yvette Boakye
with Michael Crean

Written by – Tom Ratcliffe
Direction by – Madelaine Moore
General Management by – George Warren and Simon Paris for Metal Rabbit Productions
Set Design by – TK Hay
Lighting Design by – Rachel Sampley
Costume Design by – Trynity Silk
Movement by – Temitope Ajose-Cutting
Composition / Sound design by – Michael Crean
Fight Direction by – Claire Llewellyn
Casting by – Nadine Rennie CDG
Production Management by – Richard Parr
Marketing by – Chama Aimable-Kapumpa
Assistant Direction by – Lou Corben
Stage Management by – Lisa Pleass and Goose Masondon

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