Award winning actress Eve Myles and Royal Shakespeare Company actress Susannah Fielding are confirmed to star alongside American actor Zach Braff (Scrubs and Garden State) in his UK stage acting debut of the new comedy, All New People.
This witty play, written by Braff, will be directed by award-winning Peter DuBois.
Eve Myles is best known for her role as Gwen in the BBC1 series Torchwood and has also appeared in Doctor Who, Belonging, Merlin and EastEnders.
This angst-fuelled comedy saw New York’s Second Stage Theatre packed out nightly and received rave reviews from US critics, with its present day dilemmas and take on four very different characters way of life.
I’m delighted to have been cast as the character of Emma in such a well anticipated and funny play. Having concentrated on TV work recently I’m excited to be returning to the stage and I’m very much looking forward to working with Zach and Peter.
In the dead of winter, at his wealthy friends’ luxury Long Beach Island apartment, Charlie (Zach Braff) has hit rock bottom on his 35th birthday. Away from the rest of the world, this perfect escape is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, a fireman, and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country all suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny, while Charlie just wishes they’d leave and let him get on with it.
All New People will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 22 February 2012. Before arriving in London for a strictly limited 10-week run, audiences in Manchester and Glasgow will get the chance to enjoy the play when it is staged at the Manchester Opera House, between 8 – 11 February and the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, between 14 – 18 February.