Brand-new theatre company represent. today announces the full cast for their inaugural season. With the mission to increase access to the industry for those from lower socio-economic backgrounds, performing in repertory are Aaron Douglas (Girlboss, Southwark Playhouse; Wonder Boy, Arcola Theatre), Sarel Madziya (this is Sarel’s professional stage debut), Nemide May (Brothers With No Game, Close Friends), Bola Okun (Feels, Lyric Hammersmith), Loussin-Torah Pilikian (Foodie, The Hope Theatre) and Adam Rachid Lazaar (this is Adam’s professional stage debut). represent. will provide the cast with an acting apprenticeship where they can develop their craft, earning a London living wage.
The season begins with the European première of Stephen Jeffreys’ Interruptions adapted and directed by represent. creative director Guy Woolf. The production opens on 6 April with previews from 1 April and runs until 18 April. Following this HMP Macbeth adapted from a concept by Darren Raymond and directed by Karen Tomlin opens on 1 May with previews from 29 April and runs until 16 May. The season concludes with Albatross written by Isley Lynn and directed by Jess Edwards which opens on 1 June, with previews from 27 May, and runs until 13 June.
Creative director Guy Woolf today said, “We are so delighted to introduce our first ever represent cast. Bola, Nemide, Aaron, Adam, Loussin-Torah and Sarel are six of the most extraordinary actors about to take on three plays back to back for our first season. Represent is all about seeing new faces in new places: we are committed to making the Fringe and emerging artists’ scene a paid and sustainable platform. We can’t wait to share our season with you.”