The cast for Kissed by a Flame has been announced and will include soap star Andrew Lancel (Coronation Street, The Bill and Cardiac Arrest; BBC). Lancel will star alongside Ian Leer (The Call, Rafael Killyan; The Cleanup; The Last Bite).
Kissed by a Flame is a window into the final months of a once- in-a-lifetime kind of love. Audiences will join Jamie as he explores his own grief, and the struggle in finding comfort and inner peace when coping with love and loss.
Known for his ground-breaking role in Cardiac Arrest and across various soap operas, Lancel will take the role of Teddy. Having been awarded Villain of the Year at The British Soap Awards in 2012, Lancel has received rave reviews for his work on the West End, with WhatsOnStage describing his performance in Epstein – The Man Who Made the Beatles as phenomenal.
Leer makes his stage debut as Jamie. This romantic tragedy is directed by James Callàs Ball (A Christmas Carol, The Royal Shakespeare Company; The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe, UK and Ireland Tour), the Associate Director for The RSC, as he returns to the iconic Islington venue.
Joining him will be Alexander Moneypenny (Boy in the Dress, The Royal Shakespeare Company) as Assistant Director, with Set and Costume Design from Jack Valentine (Into the Woods, Theatre Royal Bath; Bugsy Malone, UK Tour). The Lighting Design is by Rebecca Lyon (Blud, Etcetera Theatre).
Inspired by events from Perrott’s own life, the writer’s hope is that anyone going through difficult times can find solace in the play’s message. Having written the show back in 2017, Kissed by a Flame was Simon Perrott’s first published play and offers a sentimental insight into the soundtrack of his life.
Kissed by a Flame is at The Pleasance Thursday 2nd February – Saturday 11th February 2023.