Press Release - Production images released for People Place Things in the West End 09.05

DUNCAN MACMILLAN’S SMASH HIT PLAY PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS

BRAND NEW PRODUCTION IMAGES RELEASED FOR DUNCAN MACMILLAN’S SMASH HIT PLAY PEOPLE, PLACES AND THINGS NOW PLAYING AT THE TRAFALGAR THEATRE UNTIL 10 AUGUST 2024

The National Theatre, Gavin Kalin Productions, Mark Gordon Pictures/Eilene Davidson Productions, Seaview and Second Half Productions, release today
brand-new production images for the return of the original, smash hit production of People, Places and Things. Duncan Macmillan’s intoxicating play,
directed by the acclaimed, award-winning Jeremy Herrin and originally co-produced by the National Theatre and Headlong, has made a triumphant return to
London’s West End, now playing for a strictly limited run at the Trafalgar Theatre until 10 August 2024.
The cast includes, Denise Gough, who reprises her Olivier Award-winning role as Emma, a struggling actress whose life is spinning recklessly out of control,
Sinéad Cusack (V for Vendetta, Warner Bros; Rock ‘n’ Roll, Royal Court Theatre) who plays the roles of Doctor/Therapist/Mum, Malachi Kirby (Small Axe:
Mangrove, BBC; upcoming Anansi Boys, Amazon Prime) who plays the role of Mark, Danny Kirrane (Baby Reindeer, Netflix; The Sandman, Netflix) who plays
the role of Foster and Kevin McMonagle (Scoop, Netflix; Best of Enemies, Young Vic) who plays the roles of Dad/Paul.
Holly Atkins (This Country, BBC; Sons of the Prophet, Hampstead Theatre), plays the role of Charlotte, Paksie Vernon (Shetland, BBC; Angels in America: Part
One, National Theatre) plays the role of Jodi, Ryan Hutton (A Midsummer’s Night Dream, Royal Shakespeare Company; Only Fools and Horses, Theatre Royal
Haymarket) plays the role of Shaun, Ayo ̣̀Owóyẹmi-Peters, makes her West End debut playing the role of Laura and Dillon Scott-Lewis (Piglets, ITV; &Juliet,
Shaftesbury Theatre) plays the role of T. Completing the company are Russell Anthony (Call the Midwife, BBC; Trouble in Butetown, Donmar Warehouse) and
Louise Templeton (Jayson Bend: Queen and Country, Amazon Prime; Sherlock Holmes: The Final Curtain, Theatre Royal Bath).
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?
Denise Gough won ‘Best Actress’ at the 2016 Olivier Awards and at the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for her ‘career defining performance’ (Evening
Standard) as Emma in People Places and Things at the National Theatre in 2015. Critics hailed her performance as ‘extraordinary’ (The Observer), ‘ingenious’
(New York Times) and ‘stunning’ (Time Out). She went on to win her second Olivier Award (‘Best Actress in a Supporting Role’, 2018) for her performance in
Tony Kushner’s Angels in America for which she was nominated for a Tony Award ® (2018) when the National Theatre production transferred to Broadway.
Gough has also been nominated for a British Academy Television Award (2022) for her performance in Clara Salaman incendiary three-part ITV series Too
Close. More recently she played the role of Dedra Meero in Disney+’s hugely successful Star Wars spin-off series, Andor.
Duncan Macmillan’s critically acclaimed play ‘mixes dark wit, intellectual ambition and emotional intelligence’ (The Times). Other work includes Every Brilliant
Thing (Paines Plough/Pentabus, Edinburgh, UK tour & New York), George Orwell’s 1984 (adapted with Robert Icke, Headlong/Nottingham
Playhouse/Almeida/West End), Lungs (Paines Plough & Sheffield Theatres, Washington DC), Don Juan Comes Back From the War (Finborough) and Monster
(Royal Exchange, Manchester).
Jeremy Herrin is Co-Director of Second Half Productions. His ‘endlessly inventive staging’ (New York Times) of People Places and Things was during his
tenure as Artistic Director of Headlong (2013-2020). Current work includes his critically acclaimed production of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into
Night, starring Brian Cox, at Wyndham’s Theatre. Other recent work includes A Mirror (Trafalgar Theatre), Ulster American (Riverside Studios) and 2022
South Bank Show Award for ‘Best Theatre Production’, Best of Enemies (Young Vic/ West End).
People, Places and Things garnered widespread critical acclaim when it had its world premiere at the National Theatre’s Dorfman theatre in September 2015
in a co-production with Headlong. The production transferred to Wyndham’s Theatre in March 2016 in London’s West End before transferring to St. Ann’s
Warehouse in New York in October 2017.
The creative team includes director, Jeremy Herrin; set designer, Bunny Christie; costume designer, Christina Cunningham; lighting designer, James
Farncombe; music, Matthew Herbert; sound designer, Tom Gibbons; video designer, Andrzej Goulding; movement director, Polly Bennett; casting by
Jessica Ronane CDG CSA; and original casting by Wendy Spon.
Bunny Christie has recreated her ‘cabinet-of-curiosities’ (New York Times) set design with on-stage seating, bringing an element of intimacy to this vivid and
transfixing portrayal of addiction. Tickets are on sale from £20.

SIGN UP TO LIVING’S NEWSLETTER

Sign up to Staffordshire Living’s monthly newsletter by entering your email below and receive all the latest news, events, special offers and competitions direct to your inbox.
Will be used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE