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Cast announced for new ecopolitical play Yellowfin at Southwark Playhouse

Yellowfin cast. L-R Beruce Khan headshot (credit Michael Shelford), Joshua James (credit Alexandra Guelff), Nancy Crane (credit Luce Newman-Williams), Nicholas Day (credit Rebekah Day).

Casting has been confirmed for upcoming new ecopolitical play Yellowfin.

The piece is set to hold its worldwide premiere at Southwark Playhouse from 13 October to 6 November.

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Fusing politically charged drama with biting comedy, Yellowfin delves into the backroom dealings of a future in which all of the world’s fish have inexplicably vanished.

The new original piece has been written by Marek Horn (Wild Swimming) and will be directed by Ed Madden (A Table Tennis Play; Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons).

The cast will bring together the incredible talents of Nancy Crane (Dance Nation, Almeida; Summer and Smoke; Almeida/ Duke of York), Nicholas Day (The Wild Duck, Almeida; Wolf Hall/ Bring Up the Bodies, Aldwych Theatre), Joshua James (Wife, Kiln Theatre; The Seagull, Chichester/ National Theatre) and Beruce Khan (Adult Children, Donmar Warehouse; Ravens, Hampstead Theatre).

Set in a world where all the fish have inexplicably vanished, Yellowfin is a deep dive into a dystopian future. The play offers a timely insight into our sense of citizenship and responsibility to the planet, as we too navigate our own ‘new normal’.

The talented creative team is made up of set and costume designer Anisha Fields (Acis and Galatea, Buxton Opera House), lighting designer Rajiv Pattani (Dismantle This Room, Royal Court Theatre) and sound designer Max Pappenheim (The Night of the Iguana, Noël Coward Theatre).

Madden commented: “That such a remarkable quartet of actors will be bringing Yellowfin to life this autumn is a mark of the rare brilliance and distinctiveness of Marek’s play. This is a company
of true stage animals; performers I have admired doing great work in major theatres for many years. I am still pinching myself to be heading into a rehearsal room with them.”

Tickets are available online now from www.southwarkplayhouse.co.uk.

Picture: L-R Beruce Khan headshot (credit Michael Shelford), Joshua James (credit Alexandra Guelff), Nancy Crane (credit Luce Newman-Williams), Nicholas Day (credit Rebekah Day).

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