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Full Casting Announced on People, Places & Things Tour

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Headlong, The National Theatre, HOME and Exeter Northcott present

People, Places & Things

By Duncan Macmillan

Directed by Jeremy Herrin

with Holly Race Roughan

Set designs by Bunny Christie, costumes by Christina Cunningham, lighting by James Farncombe, music by Matthew Herbert, sound by Tom Gibbons and video design by Andrzej Goulding

 Full casting has been announced on Jeremy Herrin’s much anticipated UK revival of Duncan Macmillan’s highly acclaimed People Places & Things.  Joining Lisa Dwyer Hogg as Emma are Michael Balogun (Shaun), Trevor Fox (Paul & Dad), Susan Lawson-Reynolds (Jodi), Ekow Quartey (Foster), Andrew Sheridan (Mark), Imogen Slaughter (Meredith), Aimee-Lou Wood (Laura) and Matilda Ziegler (Doctor & Mum).

Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at the National Theatre and in London’s West End, People, Places & Things will embark on a major UK tour for Headlong in a co-production with the National Theatre, HOME and Exeter Northcott Theatre.

The production will open to press at HOME, Manchester, on Thursday 28 September before travelling to Oxford Playhouse (11 – 14 October), Bath Theatre Royal (17 – 21 October), Bristol Old Vic (24 – 28 October), Exeter Northcott Theatre (31 October – 4 November), Nuffield Theatre, Southampton (7 – 11 November), Liverpool Playhouse (14 – 18 November) and Cambridge Arts Theatre(21 – 25 November).

Emma was having the time of her life. Now she’s in rehab.  Her first step is to admit that she has a problem. But the problem isn’t with Emma, it’s with everything else. She needs to tell the truth. But she’s smart enough to know that there’s no such thing. 

When intoxication feels like the only way to survive the modern world, how can she ever sober up?

Irish born Lisa Dwyer Hogg will play Emma, an actress whose life has spun recklessly out of control because of her addictions to drink and drugs.

Duncan Macmillan’s intoxicating play People, Places & Things became the must-see show in 2016 for its vivid portrayal of one woman’s entanglement in addiction, treatment and self-awareness.

Lisa Dwyer Hogg’s stage credits include St Joan (Lyric Belfast), Signatories (Verdant Theatre, Kilmainham Gaol & Irish Tour), After Miss Julie, Blackbird, Scarborough (Prime Cut Theatre Company); Liola (National Theatre); Heartbreak House, Tales of Ballycumber (Abbey Theatre, Dublin); The Importance of Being Earnest, The Mariner (Gate Theatre, Dublin); Dunsinane (RSC / Hampstead) Dallas Sweetman (Paines Plough); Begin Again (Old Vic / 24 Hour Plays); Much Ado About Nothing (Stafford); Loyal Women (Royal Court); Pete and Me (New End, Hampstead); Many Loves (Sandis / Lillian Bayliss).

Her screen credits include The Fall in which she played Marion Kay, the sister of serial killer Paul Spector’s first victim.  Other credits include BBC’s Waking the Dead, The Royal, Acceptable Risk (RTE), Across the Universe (Revolution), Almost Adult (Parallax Films), A Year of Greater Love, Best: His Mother’s Son, Casualty (BBC); The Royal (Yorkshire TV); Trial and Retribution, Commander (La Plante Productions); The Bill, Fallen (Thames TV); and Wire in the Blood III (Coastal Productions). Duncan Macmillan is an award-winning playwright whose work includes People, Places & Things (2015-17 – National Theatre/Wyndham’s Theatre, West End); 1984, adapt. George Orwell (2013-17 – Headlong/Nottingham Playhouse/West End/Broadway/international tours, co-adapted/co-directed with Rob Icke); Every Brilliant Thing (2013-17 – Paines Plough/Pentabus Theatre/Edinburgh Festival/UK and international tours/HBO); City Of Glass, adapt. Paul Auster (2017 – 59 Productions, HOME and Lyric Hammersmith), 2071, co-written with Chris Rapley (2014-15 – Royal Court Theatre/Hamburg Schauspielhaus); The Forbidden Zone (2014-16 – Salzburg Festival and Schaubühne, Berlin); Wunschloses Unglück, adapt. Peter Handke (2014 – Burgtheater Vienna); Reise Durch die Nacht, adapt. Friederike Mayröcker (2012-14 – Schauspielhaus Köln, Festival d’Avignon, Teatertreffen); Lungs (2011-16 Paines Plough and Sheffield Theatres/Studio Theatre, Washington DC) and Monster (2006 – Royal Exchange).  

Jeremy Herrin directs and is the Artistic Director of Headlong.  His most recent credits for the company include The House They Grew Up In (co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre), Common (co-production with the NT), Junkyard (Tour), This House, People Places & Things (NT / West End), The Nether (Royal Court / West End) and The Absence of War (Sheffield / Tour).  His work includes, for the RSC, the hugely successfully and award-winning world premiere of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall/Bring Up the Bodies (West End/Broadway), for which he won the Evening Standard Award for Best Director and was nominated for Best Director at the 2015 Tony Awards. For his production of This House (National Theatre) he was nominated for an Olivier Award for Best Director. Jeremy was Deputy Artistic Director of the Royal Court from 2009 until 2012 where his work included No Quarter, Hero, Haunted Child, The Heretic, Kin, Spur of the Moment, Off the Endz, The Priory, Tusk Tusk, and That Face which transferred to the West End. Jeremy will direct James Graham’s new play Labour of Love, a Headlong and Michael Grandage Company co-production opening in the West End in September.


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