Kacey Ainsworth joins the cast of Leaves of Glass at Park Theatre. Kacey has had a phenomenal career across stage and screen including six years and 515 episodes as ‘Little Mo’ on EastEnders and as series regular Cathy Keating from 2014 – 2022 in ITV’s ‘Grantchester’.
Kacey has been working in the entertainment industry since 1978. Originally starring in the West End cast of Annie. Reprising her role for a further 3 years. She then went on to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama gaining a BA (Bachelor of Arts for Drama).
After graduation Kacey worked at The National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The Bush and for the RSC. She continued to successfully mix working in both Musical and Non Musical theatre roles. In 1998 Kacey appeared in Mike Leigh’s Gilbert and Sullivan movie “Topsy Turvy” which went on to win an Oscar for Make Up Design.
In 2000 Kacey was cast as Little Mo in the BBC’s top rated continuing drama EastEnders. A role which won her 5 acting nominations. She was awarded Most Popular Actress at The National Television Awards and collected the award for best continuing drama the the BAFTAS.
Following its critically acclaimed premiere at Soho Theatre in 2007, master storyteller Philip Ridley’s four-hander Leaves of Glass is a gripping narrative of memory, manipulation, and power – now regarded as a modern classic – returns for the first time in 16 years with a new production by longtime collaborators, Lidless Theatre.
Cast also features Katie Buchholz, Ned Costello and Joseph Potter.
East London. 2023. Steven has always tried to be a good person. He works hard. He looks after his family. But, suddenly, everyone starts accusing him of things. His wife accuses him of being unfaithful. His mother accuses him of being coercive. And his brother, Barry, accuses him of…what exactly? Barry won’t say. Or can’t. Or perhaps…Steven hasn’t done anything at all.
Philip Ridley is one of the country’s greatest living playwrights. His first play,’ The Pitchfork Disney’, changed the course of British drama.
Leaves of Glass, directed by Max Harrison, will run at Park Theatre, London Thursday 11 May – Saturday 3 June and will then tour to the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (15 – 17 June) and Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre (3 – 8 July) with tickets going on sale soon.