Casting has been announced for the World Premiere of Pilgrims a new play from Elinor Cook, for which she won the George Devine Award in 2013.
Tamara Harvey, Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd, will direct Steffan Donnelly, Jack Monaghan and Amanda Wilkin in the production which premieres at the tenth annual HighTide Festival of new plays from 8 – 18 September before moving to the Yard Theatre in London from 20 September – 15 October and then Theatr Clwyd from 18 – 29 October.
Steffan Donnelly plays Will. His theatre credits include The Winter’s Tale, Pericles, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titus Andronicus (all at Shakespeare’s Globe) and is currently developing his new one-man show, My Body Welsh.
Jack Monaghan plays Dan. His theatre credits include As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), Deposit (Hampstead Theatre), Regeneration (Royal and Derngate, Northampton & tour), Wendy and Peter (RSC), The Shawshank Redemption (Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh), Cinderella and the Midnight Princess (Rose Theatre Kingston), War Horse (West End). His television work includes Jack Taylor, The Ark and Black Mirror.
Amanda Wilkin plays Rachel. For Shakespeare’s Globe, she performed in Hamlet with which toured to every country over two years, as well as Gabriel and The Tempest. Her other theatre work includes Hopelessly Devoted (Paines Plough & Birmingham REP), Arabian Nights (Watermill Theatre), The Bacchae, Blood Wedding (Royal and Derngate), Marat/Sade, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (RSC), Stamping, Shouting and Singing Home (Nuffield Theatre) and The Twits (The Dukes, Lancaster). Her television credits include Gavin and Stacey.
HighTide is one of the UK’s leading producers of new plays, and one of the few professional theatres focused on the production of new playwrights. Now entering its tenth year, HighTide has premiered more than sixty productions by now major playwrights including Ella Hickson, Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, Nick Payne, Adam Brace, Beth Steel, Sam Holcroft, Luke Barnes, Vickie Donoghue, Anders Lustgarten, Jack Thorne and Joel Horwood.