Tessa Peake-Jones, Paul Kemp and Emily Burnett will appear in the world premiere of Tabitha Mortiboy’s Beacons at Park Theatre (PARK90), running from 22 March – 16 April.
Directed by Philip Wilson, this magical new play tells of love, loss and midnight ice cream sundaes under the starlit skies of the South Downs. Julie sells ice cream on the cliffs at Beachy Head and searches for love online. Her friend Bernard walks the clifftops and can’t seem to settle. When sixteen-year-old Skye arrives for the summer and decides to stay, the lives of all three become unexpectedly entwined. But when memory takes hold, will their buried fears force them apart?
Tessa Peake-Jones (Julie) is best known for her role as Raquel in the award-winning BBC series Only Fools and Horses and can currently be seen in ITV’s Grantchester. Tessa’s theatre credits include Home and Brimstone and Treacle (Arcola Theatre), The Five Wives of Maurice Pinder (National Theatre), as well as The Park, Hamlet and The Comedy of Errors (RSC).
Paul Kemp (Bernard) was recently in Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC), Ghost Stories (Arts Theatre, West End), To Sir With Love (Royal & Derngate/UK tour), Seven Year Twitch (Orange Tree Theatre), The Lady in the Van (Hull Truck/UK Tour) and Woman in Mind (Vaudeville, West End). His television credits include Life on Mars, Black Books and The Trial of Tony Blair.
Emily Burnett (Skye) and exciting newcomer whose Theatre includes: Rdeca in First Love is the Revolution (Soho Theatre); Pinocchio in Pinocchio (Midsummer Festival Company); Fairy in Iolanthe (Concept Players); Mina in Unga Bunga (Stage Daze). Television includes: Safiya in Its My Shout (BBC Wales); Charlie in Sweet Sixteen/It’s My Shout (BBC Wales); Daisy Water Rat in The Sparticle Mystery (CBBC); Attic Theatre Company - Merton's resident theatre company are staging the world premiere of Beacons by Tabitha Mortiboy.
The play was originally discovered at Attic's annual new plays festival Playfest and has been developed over the past two years to a full length play. We have secured funding to produce the play in a high profile central London theatre and are inviting workers and residents of Merton to join us and see the play with an offer on tickets.
- £15 for all tickets purchased online using the code ATTICBEACONS
- Beacons is presented by Attic Theatre Company.
- Press Night is Thursday 24 March, 7pm
- Book here: https://www.parktheatre.co.uk/whats-on/beacons