Casting has been announced for new play Tom Dick & Harry at New Vic Theatre and Alexandra Palace Theatre.
The piece is based on top-secret information from the war archives classified until 1972, telling an extraordinary true story of the escape from Stalag Luft III, a Luftwaffe-run prisoner-of-war camp.
It will open at the New Vic Theatre Newcastle-Under-Lyme on 10 June before transferring to the Alexandra Palace Theatre, London on 26 July.
The cast are Sam Craig, David Fairs, Andrius Gaučas, Michael Hugo, Perry Moore, Andrew Pollard, Nicholas Richardson, Dominic Thorburn, Eddy Westbury.
A co-production between New Vic and Kenny Wax, the play is written by Andrew Pollard, Michael Hugo and Theresa Heskins, who also directs.
The creative team is completed by choreographer Beverley Norris-Edmunds, set designer Laura Willstead, costume designer Lis Evans, lighting designer Daniella Beattie, sound designer Alex Day, musical director/composer James Atherton, vocal coach Caroline Heatherington, and assistant director Filiz Ozcan. Casting is by Anji Carroll CDG.
1943. A prisoner of war camp in Nazi-occupied Europe. Above ground, is a prison impossible to escape. But below ground, the prisoners spy an opportunity. For these are not ordinary prisoners.
Serial escapees, the prisoners held in Stalag Luft III begin an exhilarating game of cat and mouse with their captors. Hiding their covert activity in plain sight with gymnastic exercise, choir practice, and cabbage growing (!), the men tunnel deep into the ground beneath the camp’s huts, and soon the most intricate, most audacious, greatest escape of them all is underway…
For more information and tickets at New Vic Theatre, visit www.newvictheatre.co.uk
For more information and tickets at Alexandra Palace Theatre, visit www.tomdickandharryonstage.com