Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Casting announced for Grand Guignol revival

It has been announced that Jonathan Broadbent - who recently appeared as Guy in My Night with Reg at the Donmar Warehouse - will star as De Lorde in Simon Stokes' revival of Grand Guignol by Carl Grose.

The show returns to The Drum (Theatre Royal Plymouth) from Thursday 9th October until Saturday 18th October ahead of a five week run at the Southwark Playhouse. The production opens in The Large on Monday 27th October (previews from 23rd October) and closes on Saturday 22nd November 2014.

The cast is completed by: Paul Chequer (Ratineau), Matthew Pearson (Binet), Robert Portal (Paulais), Emily Raymond (Maxa) and Andy Williams (Maurey).

Delighting in this lost theatrical form, Carl Grose’s wild play works fast and loose with convention. Grand Guignol was a theatre movement of thrill, shock and horror and the play centres on the original Parisian theatre company and its members. Grand Guignol is strange, funny, gothic and philosophical - a black comedy, a psychological thriller and an unrepentant splatter-fest guaranteed to keep you guessing (and wincing) to the very last horror show.

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