Casting has been announced for the upcoming tour of new play of Two Cigarettes in the Dark.
Stephen Wyatt’s bittersweet comedy will begin performances in February 2022 at Chichester Festival.
As previously announced Dame Penelope Keith (The Good Life, To The Manor Born) will play Isabel.
She will be joined by Liza Goddard (Relatively Speaking, Bergerac, Doctor Who) as Gwen, Michael Lumsden (The Archers, While the Sun Shines) as Matt, Natasha Magigi (Pericles, Don Quixote, The County Wife) as Winsome and Timothy Watson (The Archers, The Winslow Boy, Shadowlands) as Luke.
The company also includes Juliet Garricks (who makes her professional stage debut with the production) and Hilary Tones (C’est La Vie… Sarah Bernhardt And Me).
The production is directed by Alan Strachan and designed by Simon Higlett. The lighting designer is Jason Taylor, sound design is by Gregory Clarke and casting is by Helena Palmer CDG.
The production will visit Chichester Festival Theatre (17 – 26 February), Cambridge Arts Theatre (3 March – 12 March), Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (14 – 19 March), New Theatre, Cardiff (22 – 26 March), Richmond Theatre (28 March – 2 April), Theatre Royal Brighton (4 – 9 April), Theatre Royal Bath (19 – 23 April) and Malvern Theatres (25 – 30 April).
Bright, witty, and fiercely independent, Isabel is not ready to let go just yet.
In a series of encounters with an old friend and her two sons, by turns funny, startling and poignant, home truths are exchanged, and her past begins to emerge. As Isabel confronts her own hidden regrets and family secrets, we learn what hides below the surface of this proud mother, wife, and friend. Finally, Isabel is able to make peace with her life and say goodbye.