First look images have been released of Jonny Labey (‘Strictly Ballroom’ in the West End, ‘EastEnders’) and Hannah Pauley (‘The Mystery of DB Cooper’, HBO & BBC, ‘In Plain Sight’ Amazon Prime & ITV) who star in Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park, directed by Robin Herford, at the Mill At Sonning Theatre.
They play newlyweds Paul and Corie, who are excited to begin their life together in their new apartment in Manhattan.
It may be small and a six-flight climb, the heating may be busted and snow may be falling through the skylight, but nothing can quash their newlywed bliss. Paul is a straight-laced lawyer and Corie a romantic free-spirit; nevertheless, opposites attract and the two are wild about each other. Corie decides to set her conservative widowed mother up with their eccentric, bohemian neighbour – Mr Velasco.
A wild night ensues, one that highlights just how different Corie and Paul are. The young couple must learn how to accept and embrace their differences as they learn that marriage is no easy walk in the park – shoes or no shoes.
The cast is completed by Rachel Fielding, James Simmons, Oliver Stanley.
Barefoot in the Park, one of the most beloved comedies of Neil Simon, runs for 8 weeks from 30 June – 20 August at The Mill at Sonning Theatre.