Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for the world première of Giles Foden’s The Last King of Scotland, adapted for the stage by Steve Waters; and for their major revival of Charlotte Keatley’s My Mother Said I Never Should in a co-production with fingersmiths.
For The Last King of Scotland, Gbolahan Obisesan directs Tobi Bamtefa (Idi Amin Dada), Akuc Bol (Kay Amin), George Eggay (Archbishop), Peter Hamilton Dyer (Perkins), Baker Mukasa (Jonah Wasswa), John Omole (Peter Mbalu-Mukasa), Joyce Omotola (Malyam, Journalist One, Barmaid), Mark Oosterveen (Stone), Daniel Portman (Nicholas Garrigan), Hussina Raja (Priti) and Eva Jane Willis (Marina Perkins).
Idi Amin is the self-declared President of Uganda. When Scottish medic Nicholas Garrigan becomes his personal physician, he is catapulted into Amin’s inner circle. A useful asset for the British Secret Service, is Garrigan the man on the inside, or does he have blood on his hands too? The first stage adaptation of the award-winning novel that inspired the Oscar-winning movie, The Last King of Scotland is an electrifying thriller about corruption and complicity.
The production opens on 1 October, with previews from 27 September, and runs until 19 October.
For My Mother Said I Never Should, Jeni Draper directs Ali Briggs (Doris), Lisa Kelly (Rosie), Jude Mahon (Margaret) and EJ Raymond (Jackie). All performances are in spoken English and British Sign Language (BSL) and are accessible for hearing and Deaf audiences.
A moving and funny exploration of the lives of four generations of women in one family. Shifting back and forth in time, we see their loves, expectations and choices play out against the huge social changes of the past century.
A contemporary classic, Sheffield Theatres is delighted to work with fingersmiths (Up ’n’ Under) to present this multi-award-winning play in British Sign Language and spoken English. Featuring a cast of d/Deaf and hearing actors, this production’s visual, physical storytelling style captures the power of a timeless story which shows it’s never too late to change.
All performances are in spoken English and British Sign Language (BSL) and are accessible for hearing and Deaf audiences.
The production opens on 12 November, with previews from 8 November, and runs until 23 November.