Breeders - St James Theatre
3rd Sept - 4th Oct 2014
Annie has cast over 40 productions and specialises in casting new writing.
Venues include: The National Theatre, Soho Theatre, Trafalgar Studios, Salisbury Playhouse, St James Theatre, The Orange Tree, Theatre503, Southwark Playhouse, The Finborough, Jermyn Street, The Park Theatre, New Diorama, Old Vic Tunnels and Riverside Studios amongst others.
Current show, Breeders, plays at St James Theatre throughout September.
About the play:
THE PATH TO PARENTHOOD ISN’T ALWAYS STRAIGHT
Andrea and her wife Caroline have it all: great jobs, a loving relationship and a new home. There’s just one thing missing: a baby.
Amidst the drink-sodden traditions of a family Christmas, they have an idea: if nature can’t give them a child that shares both their genes, perhaps Andrea’s under-achieving brother Jimmy can? When he and his girlfriend Sharon agree, the four are forced closer than any family expects to be. Will this be the perfect solution? Or a recipe for disaster?
This hilarious new comedy offers a fresh take on family, tradition and procreation, questioning not only why we have children, but how.
Casting Director for Breeders by Ben Ockrent, directed by Tamara Harvey. Produced by Vicky Graham Productions.
Angela Griffin, best known to television audiences for her roles in Coronation Street and Waterloo Road, plays Caroline.
Tamzin Outhwaite who plays Andrea, returns to the stage after recent roles in Hampstead Theatre’s Raving and Di, Viv and Rose.
Nicholas Burns, best known as Channel 4′s Nathan Barley, takes the role of Jimmy.
Jemima Rooper will play Jimmy’s girlfriend, Sharon. Jemima was last seen onstage in Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre opposite Angela Lansbury.
“Boasts one of the strongest comedy ensembles you’ll see this year”
Theo Bosanquet, What’s On Stage
“Stellar cast who are nothing short of fabulous”
JM, So So Gay Magazine
“The laughs at certain points in the play were deafening. This is recognition of the fantastic chemistry between the four actors”
Laura Jones, Broadway World
Packed with recognisable dynamics and bustling with chemistry, the company are utterly believable as a real family. Just funnier. And better looking.
Official London Theatre
Lotty's War - No 1 Tour
1st Sept - 15th Nov 2014
A mesmerising story of passion, courage and sacrifice, Lotty’s War is a thriller set in WWII enemy occupied Channel Islands. Based on unpublished diaries found in Guernsey, this critically acclaimed play comes to the stage in it’s first major UK tour.
With the last boat to England gone, Lotty is housed in close quarters with the enemy. As loyalties waver amidst the temptations of forbidden love and the politics of war, does Lotty dare to tread a passionate and dangerous path to save a friend?
Casting Director for ‘Lotty’s War, a new play by Giuliano Crispini, directed by Bruce Guthrie, presented by Guilford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre and Lotty’s War Ltd.
Lotty’s War will tour to The Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guilford, Malvern Theatres, Devonshire Park Theatre Eastbourne, Manchester Opera House, Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, Richmond Theatre, Forum Theatre Billingham, Orchard Theatre Kent and Exeter Northcott Theatre from 1st Sept – 15th Nov 2014.
Olivia Hallinan (Lark Rise to Candleford, Sugar Rush, Girls in Love)
Mark Letheren (The Bill, Casualty, Wire in the Blood)
Adam Gillen (Benidorm, Fresh Meat, Prisoner’s Wives)
Yellow Face - National Theatre Shed
5th - 24th May 2014
Yellow Face played at the National Theatre Shed throughout May.
Time Out says:
“This transfer of Alex Sims’s production of David Henry Hwang’s play ‘Yellow Face’ has been timed beautifully to open just before the big West End revival production of ‘Miss Saigon’. In 1990, Cameron Mackintosh caused huge media controversy and provoked Broadway protests about ‘yellowface’ acting by casting Jonathan Pryce, a Caucasian Welsh actor, in the role of the Eurasian engineer in the musical. ‘Yellow Face’ is Tony-winning Hwang’s comic, metatheatrical consideration of the moral and theatrical issues that incident continues to raise, as a playwriting protagonist called ‘DHH’ mistakenly chooses a Caucasian actor for the lead Asian role of his new play. The production opened at the Park Theatre last year and moves to the National Theatre’s pop up Shed as part of the new season’s programme. The original cast – including Gemma Chan, Christy Meyer, Davina Perera and John Schwab – return.”
Casting Director for Yellow Face by David Henry Hwang, directed by Alex Sims. Produced by Special Relationship Productions. With David Yip, Kevin Shen, Davina Perera, John Schwab, Ben Starr, Christy Meyer and Gemma Chan.
“Great fun and a terrific cast”
Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out – Critic’s Choice
“A theatrical coup” ”A fine ensemble”
Kate Bassett, Independent – Critic’s Choice
Lyn Gardner, Guardian
Alicia Luba, Telegraph
“A delightful gem”
Michael Coveney, What’s On Stage
“The cast of seven play dozens of characters with energy and ease”
Dominic Maxwell, Times
Sarah Hemming, Financial Times
“Stellar cast” “Dripping in class”
Honour Bayes, The Stage