The cast is today announced for the UK premiere of Scooter Pietsch’s hilarious and chaotic comedy Windfall, directed by Mark Bell, best known for directing West End hits ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ & ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’.
Judith Amsenga, Audrey Anderson, Jack Bennett, Joanne Clifton, Wesley Griffith, Gabriel Paul star in Windfall, which arrives at London’s Southwark Playhouse following a critically acclaimed run in New York in 2022.
It previews from Thursday 9 February and runs for five weeks to Saturday 11 March.
Press night Tuesday 14 February at 7.30pm.
Pushed to the edge by their maniacal boss, five downtrodden office workers decide to risk it all on a $500million lottery ticket in the hope of a better life. Co-workers become accomplices, lovers become rivals, and friends become enemies as the prospect of winning brings out the very worst in everyone. Just how far will they go to have it all?
Judith Amsenga was Mrs Peacock in the 2022 UK tour of ‘Cluedo’, also directed by Mark Bell. Her films include Mike Leigh’s ‘Mr Turner’.
Audrey Anderson is making her UK stage debut. Her US theatre credits include ‘Noises Off’ (Windy City Playhouse).
Jack Bennett was in the original West End cast of ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’, and ‘Ecstasy’ (Hampstead Theatre in the West End). His film credits include ‘The Batman’.
Joanne Clifton starred as Morticia Addams in ‘The Addams Family’, Berthe/Fastrada in ‘Pippin’, Janet in ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and Alex in ‘Flashdance’. As a professional dancer, she won ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ in 2016.
Wesley Griffith was Colonel Mustard in the 2022 UK tour of ‘Cluedo’, also directed by Mark Bell. He was Mellors in ‘Not: Lady Chatterley’s Lover’ (Theatre 503, Edinburgh Festival Fringe & UK tour).
Gabriel Paul was in ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ (3 West End seasons & UK tour), ‘Quality Street’
(Northern Broadsides) and ‘Macbeth’ and ‘The Queen of Chapeltown’ (Leeds Playhouse).
Mark Bell (director) is best known for directing ‘The Play That Goes Wrong’ (2015 Olivier Award Winner for Best New Comedy, 2015 Broadway World UK Award Winner for Best New Play & 2014 WhatsOnStage Award Winner for Best New Comedy). Mark took the show from tiny pub Theatre The Old Red Lion in Islington to the West End, various UK No.1 Tours and then all the way to Broadway. He also directed the West End hit ‘The Comedy About a Bank Robbery’ which was nominated for an Olivier Award and ran at The Criterion theatre for over four years. His latest show ‘Cluedo’, a new comedy based on the 1985 film ‘Clue’, toured the UK in 2022.