You Game - RADA
London theatre news: Wednesday 16 October 2019
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Rotterdam's Alice McCarthy joins the cast of Sam Ra's You Game, a modern, female led story based on the Tony Award-winning classic Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer - due at RADA in November.
Image courtesy Murphy Ra Entertainment
Rotterdam's Alice McCarthy joins the cast in a gender shifted role previously played by Michael Caine and Jude Law.
Written by Sam Ra, You Game is a modern, female led, story based on the Tony Award-winning classic Sleuth by Anthony Shaffer.
The show will play at RADA Studios from 26 November to 14 December 2019 (more listing details below) and is presented by Murphy Ra Entertainment.
You Game takes the male role of Milo Tindle and shifts the character to become Bella Lanson, creating added challenges to the older character of Jack Guest (previously Andrew Wyke) on new levels of gender and patriarchy, on top of the twisty game play the original script is so famous for.
The plot focuses on an immensely successful screenwriter who lures his wife's lover to the house and convinces her to stage a robbery of her jewellery; setting off a chain of events that leaves the audience trying to decipher what is true, and what is fiction.
Ivan Murphy joins Alice McCarthy in the casting.
Writer Sam Ra commented ...
"As a female writer Bella's voice is very much my own.
I wanted to give the younger character more power, so she became an ambitious young actress.
For Jack Guest I drew from my own experience of deluded men in the entertainment industry."
Alice McCarthy originated the role of Alice in Jon Brittain's Olivier Award winning play Rotterdam straight out of drama school, which she performed in the West End and on Broadway.
This summer she appeared as Nanny Harewood in the Downton Abbey movie.
Ivan Murphy trained and performed at the American Academy of Dramatic Art in Los Angeles and the Shakespeare programme at RADA in London, where he played the lead in Pericles.
Other credits include Body & Blood at the Capstone Theatre Liverpool, and he recently won Best Actor in an Indie Film at the Los Angeles Film Awards for his lead role in The Taping.
Murphy Ra is a film, TV, theatre, and commercial production company formed in 2018.
Their first short film production The Taping was in the official selection at the London City Film Awards, a Semi Finalist at the Los Angeles Film Awards and winner of Best Ensemble, Honorable Mention Dark Comedy and Best Actor in an Indie Film.
Show listing information
An immensely successful screenwriter lures his wife's lover to the house and convinces her to stage a robbery of her jewellery; setting off a chain of events that leaves the audience trying to decipher what is true, and what is fiction for the sake of the game.
Ivan Murphy - Jack Guest
Alice McCarthy - Bella Lanson
Author: Sam Ra, adaptated from Anthony Shaffer's Sleuth
Composer: Jade Ashleigh
Director: Matthew Bosley
Set designer: Louis Carver
Lighting: Lucía Sánchez Roldán
Production: Murphy Ra Entertainment
From: Tuesday 26 November 2019
Closed: Saturday 30 November 2019
Previews: £20 (26-27 Nov)
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