Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW
Tuesday 16th February – Saturday 12th March 2016
Four Play, the first full-length play by Jake Brunger, the critically-acclaimed writer of Adrian Mole the Musical (★★★★The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph) opens at Theatre503 in February. This comic new play about sex, relationships and fidelity in the 21st century is from the critically-acclaimed director/producer team of Sense of an Ending (★★★★★Time Out, critic’s choice) and is Jonathan O’Boyle’s first play as Associate Director at Theatre503.
Cai Brigden (Another Country, Trafalgar Studios; Doctors, BBC), Michael Gilbert (Treasure, Finborough Theatre; All Day Permanent Red, Royal Court), Peter Hannah (Shakespeare In Love, Sonia Freidman Productions; One Arm, Southwark Playhouse) and Michael James (The Last Days of Troy, Shakespeare’s Globe; Doctors, BBC) will play two young couples whose relationships become intertwined.
Jake Brunger grew up in Nottingham and trained on the Royal Court Young Writers’ Programme. Alongside composer Pippa Cleary, his credits as book writer and lyricist include: Prodigy (National Youth Music Theatre / St James Theatre), The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 3⁄4 (Leicester Curve, ★★★★The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph), Red Riding Hood (Singapore Repertory Theatre; licensed by Rogers and Hammerstein), The Great British Soap Opera (treads the line between subtle parody and emotional integrity… an excellently observed pastiche of the musical theatre form – The Scotsman) and Jet Set Go! (Delightful, inventive and witty new musical… a bitchy, camp, but tender-hearted cocktail – Dominic Cavendish, The Daily Telegraph; Theatre 503 & Jermyn Street Theatre).
Jonathan is an Associate Director at Theatre503. He trained at The Central School of Speech and Drama and Birkbeck, University of London. He was Resident Director at Sheffield Crucible and is currently Trainee Associate Director at Chichester Festival Theatre, under the mentorship of Jonathan Church. Directing credits include: Broken Glass (Central School of Speech and Drama), Sense of an Ending (Theatre503, Time Out Critic’s Choice), The Surplus (Young Vic), The Verb, To Love and Made In Britain (Old Red Lion), All The Ways To Say Goodbye (Young Vic, 5 Plays Project), Bash Latterday Plays (Trafalgar Studios/Old Red Lion, Time Out Critics Choice), Water Under the Board (Theatre503), Last Online Today and Guinea Pigs (Crucible New Writers’ Project, Sheffield Crucible Studio), The Good, The Bad and the Broken Hearted (Ronnie Scott’s), Credit and The Monster Bride (Tristan Bates Theatre). Associate Director credits include: The Judas Kiss (Chichester Festival Theatre/Toronto/New York), Mack and Mabel (Chichester Festival Theatre/UK Tour), Bull (Young Vic/Sheffield Crucible/New York), The Scottsboro Boys (Young Vic), Amadeus (Chichester Festival Theatre) and This Is My Family (Sheffield Theatres/UK Tour).
Michael has recently graduated from Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts where he was the recipient of the 2015 Gyearbour Asante Prize for Acting. His credits include Someone Else’s Shoes (Little Fly Theatre); The Last Days of Troy (Shakespeare’s Globe) and Doctors (BBC). His credits at Mountview include Karagula – A New Play by Philip Ridley, Her Naked Skin, As You Like It and Summerfolk
Peter trained at RADA. His stage credits include Shakespeare In Love (Sonia Freidman Productions); Lysistrata [rehearsed reading] (Almeida Theatre); The Pooki [workshop] (Park Theatre); One Arm (Southwark Playhouse); Mock Tudor (Pleasance Courtyard); A Clockwork Orange (Nottingham Playhouse); Paradise Lost [workshop] (Birmingham Rep) and The Wallace [Reading] (Finborough Theatre). Film and television credits include Mr Turner (Thin Man Films) and Doctor Who (BBC).
Cai trained at Guildhall School of Music and Drama. His stage credits include Another Country (Trafalgar Studios/Chichester Festival Theatre); Super John (Firehouse Creative Productions) and Butley (Nimax Theatres). Television and Film credits include Chewing Gum (Retort Comedy); Doctors (BBC); Casualty (BBC) and The Telemachy (Matchbox Productions).
Michael has just graduated from Oxford School of Acting. His stage credits include Treasure (Finborough Theatre); Lines in the Sand (Soho Theatre) and All Day Permanent Red (Royal Court). His credits at Oxford include All My Sons; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; The Country Wife and The Idiot.