Photo of the diverse creative team at The Albany Featuring, clockwise from left: Theresa Veith and Simon Startin (Vital Xposure staff), Stephen Rudder (filmmaker), JulieMc McNamara and Hassan Mahamdallie (writers), Deni Frances, Charlie Folorunsho and Fiona Whitelaw (actors). Photo credit: Isobel Hawson.

Team photo at The Albany Featuring, clockwise from left: Theresa Veith and Simon Startin (Vital Xposure staff), Stephen Rudder (filmmaker), JulieMc McNamara and Hassan Mahamdallie (writers), Deni Frances, Charlie Folorunsho and Fiona Whitelaw (actors). Photo credit: Isobel Hawson.

It is our turn to share the joy of being back in a room after all these months and make theatre!

Earlier this autumn the R&D team met at The Albany for a rehearsed reading of the script.

In the meantime, Stephen Rudder has added his magic touch to the play’s journey by creating a visual and aural sense of dystopian future and the underground world where the action takes place in. A new trailer, edited by Mohammed Ali, offers a glimpse into the stories that will come to life on stage next year.

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Penelope Freeman leads the cast of the new play by Julie McNamara directed by Paulette Randall.

Freeman plays the title role. Her previous collaboration with Randall and McNamara was on the set of The Knitting Circle in 2011 and 2013. She has worked extensively in theatre and TV. Theatre credits include seasons with The Royal Shakespeare Company, Birmingham Rep and Stoke on Trent.

Other cast members include Suni La,Gareth Turkington and Simon Balcon with Matthew Gurney appearing in video.

McNamara’s play opens at Arena Theatre Wolverhampton on 11 September and tours until 8 October when it is currently due to end its run at Salisbury Arts Centre.

The show with integrated British Sign Language has design by Libby Watson, light design by Crin Claxton and film by Caglar Kimyoncu.