Corpse! - coming to Park Theatre

London theatre news: Monday 10 February 2020

Comedy - Thriller

Casting has been announced for Clive Brill's major revival of Gerald Moon's razor-sharp comedy thriller - Corpse! - due at Park Theatre in March.
Corpse! - coming to Park Theatre

Image courtesy Park Theatre

Due at the Park Theatre from 4 to 28 March 2020, Gerald Moon's Corpse! gets a major revival with Clive Brill directing.

Best known for his role as Sam Carne in the BBC hit drama Poldark, Tom York makes his professional stage debut as Evelyn and Rupert in this 1984 lightning-speed comedy thriller.

A switchback rollercoaster ride of bluff, double-bluff and counter-double-bluff, Corpse! hurtles forwards and backwards through a macabre tale of misdirection, mistaken identity and murder.

Joining Mr York in Clive Brill's production are Paul Kemp (Wonderland - Nottingham Playhouse, Imperium and Wendy and Peter Pan - RSC) as Major Powell, Felicity Duncan (Stepping Out and Blythe Spirit - Frinton Summer Theatre, My Fair Lady - Mill at Sonning) as Mrs McGee and John Hastings (Small Island - National Theatre, King Lear - Chichester Festival Theatre, The Merchant of Venice - Shakespeare's Globe) as Hawkins.

About the director

Clive Brill last worked at Park 90 directing Black Chiffon by Leslie Storm - starring Abigail Cruttenden.

It garnered many four-star reviews (including one from ActDrop's Peter Brown) and an Offie nomination for best actress.

Mr Brill is Artistic Director and Producer of Frinton Summer Theatre, the UK's oldest Summer Rep, celebrating its 80th anniversary this year.

For BBC Radio 4 he produces GF Newman's The Corrupted starring Toby Jones, Jon Canter's award-winning comedy Believe it starring Richard Wilson, David Tennant and Sir Ian Mckellen and many other dramas and readings.

He is the producer and Director of the Arkangel Complete Shakespeare - winner of the USA's best audio drama production awards For BBC TV he produced the BAFTA winning drama The Healer by G F Newman, Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere and Exec Produced Peter Ransley's Seaforth.

Mr Brill can frequently be seen as the evil Sir Percy Thrower in repeats of Judge John Deed.

Show listing information


Evelyn Farrant - actor - is exceedingly poor.

Rupert Farrant - his twin - is excessively rich.

There seems to be only one solution.

Evelyn must kill Rupert and inherit his wealth.

The time: the eve of Edward VIII's abdication speech.

The reluctant accomplice: Major Ambrose Powell

The essential grumpy landlady: Mrs McGee.

The likely prospect? Macabre comedy mayhem ....


Tom York as Evelyn and Rupert

Paul Kemp as Major Powell

Felicity Duncan as Mrs McGee

John Hastings as Hawkins


Author: Gerald Moon
Director: Clive Brill
Designer: Beth Colley
Costume designer: Neil Gordon
Lighting: Pip Thurlow
Sound: Pip Thurlow
Fight director: Liam Bessell
Production: Ratfall Productions in association with Park Theatre


Park Theatre - Park 90
Clifton Terrace
Finsbury Park
N4 3JP


From: Wednesday 4 March 2020

Closed: Tuesday 17 March 2020


Previews: £14.50

Standard: £18



Child (Under 16) £13


Show website
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