This production was originally due to run from 7th April to 15th July 2020 (with press night scheduled for 15th April), but was postponed by the UK lockdown.
Had the show gone ahead as planned, Isis would have been played by Eliot Salt, Pete by Pearce Quigley and Ted by Ben Daniels; the cast was otherwise the same. Lighting designer would have been Paule Constable, video designer Andrzej Goulding, staff director Nyasha Gudo, assistant costume designer Irene Bohan, with company voice work credited to Simon Money.
The play finally opened – with cast and crew modifications – on 16th November 2021.
Cast & Crew
|Diana Stuckley||Nancy Carroll|
|Ted Farrier||Shaun Evans|
|U/S Anton||Lewis Griffin|
|U/S Diana||Helen Barford|
|U/S Dora||Effie Ansah|
|U/S Fiske, Pete||Chris Barritt|
|U/S Isis||Sophie Bradley|
|U/S Ripley||Sophie Cartman|
|U/S Ruth||Gillian Dean|
|U/S Ted, Perry||Mat Betteridge|
|Company Voice Work||Jeannette Nelson|
|Company Voice Work||Victoria Woodward|
|Composer and Sound Designer||Jon Nicholls|
|Dialect Coach||Majella Hurley|
|Fight Director||Kate Waters|
|Intimacy Coordinator||Ita O’Brien|
|Lighting Designer||Jon Clark|
|Set and Costume Designer||Lez Brotherston|
|Staff Director||Sepy Baghaei|
|Stage Manager||Ben Donoghue|
|Stage Supervisor||Jody Robinson|
|Video Designer||Nina Dunn|
|Wigs, Hair & Make-Up Supervisor||Adele Brandman|
|Additional Costume Artwork||Tom Paris|
|Assistant Costume Designer / Costume Supervisor||Diane Williams|
|Assistant Costume Supervisor||Ashley Holtom|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Lauren Burns|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Abi Thornton|
|Associate Set Designer||Louie Whitemore|
|Associate Sound Designer||Beth Duke|
|Cloths printed by||J & C Joel|
|Construction Supervisor||David Cotton|
|Covid Compliance Supervisor||Helen Stone|
|Deputy Stage Manager||Jo Nield|
|Digital Art||Daniel Radley-Bennett|
|Lighting Programmer||Nadene Wheatley|
|Lighting Supervisor||Laurie Clayton|
|Model Maker||Colin Falconer|
|Musician: cello||Rachel van der Tang|
|Musician: viola||Emma Owens|
|Musician: violin||Jo Watts|
|Production Manager||Richard Eustace|
|Production Photographer||Manuel Harlan|
|Production Sound Engineer||Alex Twiselton|
|Project Draughting||Alan Bain|
|Project Draughting||John Winters|
|Project Producer||Vicky Hawkins|
|Prop Buyer||Kinga Czynciel|
|Prop Coordinator||Lara Scott|
|Prop Supervisor||Eleanor Smith|
|Rigging Supervisor||Danny O’Neill|
|Running Wardrobe Supervisor||Michelle MacMillan|
|Scenic Art Supervisor||Cass Kirchner|
|Sound No 2||Rowena Edwards|
|Sound No 3||Clio Norris|
|Sound Operator||Matthew Williams|
This place is about to blow. A violent storm sweeps the coast. Diana Stuckley and her daughter are struggling to keep the roof on their run-down manor house, when neighbours and strangers begin to appear on their doorstep, seeking shelter from the floods. One of these unexpected arrivals is Ted Farrier, the charismatic leader of a right-wing organisation: he could be Diana’s saviour – or pull the fragile household to pieces. Stranded together, this explosive mix of people must survive the weather, and each other.
This production was midway through rehearsals when all performances were cancelled. It didn’t complete its rehearsal process and therefore didn’t play to an audience which it was due to do on 7th April 2020 (first preview). Press Night was due to take place on 15th April 2020.
This was due to the UK lockdown and theatre shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
It is not known if this production will be re-mounted when the National Theatre re-opens in late 2020 or early 2021.
Interestingly, this production appears to have its understudies sharing duties with All Of Us, a play that was due to open in the neighbouring Dorfman Theatre in the building. There are no understudies in the Dorfman due to budgetary constraints. I assume that those company members were ensemble members in All of Us in the Dorfman Theatre and understudies for Manor in the Lyttelton Theatre. I’m unsure how it would work if an actor was needed to perform in both productions on the same night.
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