10 December 2015 - 30 January 2016

The Dazzle

by Richard Greenberg
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Cast includes: Andrew Scott

"My brother makes an epic of a molecule – what would he do with the world?”

New York City. The beginning of the 20th Century. Two brothers sit in their home surrounded by 136 tons of hoarded junk. When a beautiful guest arrives, everybody's lives are thrown into sharp focus. The UK premiere of Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg’s thrilling and fascinating play was brought to life in the anarchic space of the former Central St Martins School of Art in Charing Cross Road and starred Andrew Scott and David Dawson.

The Dazzle 10 December 2015 - 30 January 2016

Andrew Scott

Langley Collyer

Theatre credits include: Birdland, A Girl In A Car With A Man (Olivier Award), Cock (Royal Court), Aristocrats, Emperor and Galiean (National Theatre), Sea Wall (Paines Plough, NT Shed, Traverse Theatre, Bush Theatre), Design for Living (Old Vic Theatre) the vertical hour (Broadway, Drama League nomination) and numerous plays in Dublin, London and New York.

Television includes: Sherlock (BAFTA, IFTA Best Supporting Actor), Band of Brothers, The Town, and The Hollow Crown.

Recent films include: Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall, Matthew Warchus' Pride (BIFA for Best Supporting Actor), Locke, Dead Bodies (IFTA Best Actor), The Stag, Frankenstein and Spectre, the latest installment of the Bond franchise.

Forthcoming films include: Alice: Through The Looking Glass, Swallows and Amazons, Handsome Devil, This Beautiful Fantastic, and Denial.

He has twice won the BBC Audio award for Best Actor for his work in the radio.

David Dawson

Homer Collyer

Theatre credits include: The Duchess of Malfi (Sam Wannamaker Playhouse), Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse), Post (Royal Court), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith - nominated for Best Supporting Actor Whatsonstage Awards), Romeo and Juliet (RSC), The Entertainer, Richard II (Old Vic) and Nicholas Nickleby (Chichester Festival Theatre, national tour and Gielgud Theatre - nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer).

For television, he is best known for his role in Ripper Street, and for his recent performances in Banished and Peaky Blinders.

Other television work includes: The Hollow Crown, Luther, The Road to Coronation Street, Gracie, The Thick of It and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

His upcoming credits include: The Last Kingdom, Maigret and The Secret Agent.

Joanna Vanderham

Milly Ashmore

Joanna trained at Royal Welsh Colleage of Music & Drama.

Previous theatre credits include: Othello (RSC), and The Promise (Donmar Warehouse).

Television credits include: The Runaway (Emmy nomination for International Best Actress), Above Suspision, The Young James Herriot, Dancing on the Edge, The Paradise, Banished, The Go-Between, and the forthcoming One of Us.

Film credits include: What Maise Knew, Blackwood and And Then I Was French.

In 2011 Joanna was the recipient of the Screen International Star of Tomorrow Award.

Richard Greenberg

Author

Richard Greenberg is the author of Our Mother's Brief Affair, The Assembled Parties (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Take Me Out (Tony Award for Best Play; Drama Desk Award; NY Drama Critics Circle Award; Outer Critics Circle Award; Lucille Lortle Award), The House in Town, The Violet Hour, The Dazzle (Outer Critics Circle Award), Everett Beekin, Three Day of Rain (L.A. Drama Critics Award; Pulitzer finalist), The American Plan, and many other plays.

Simon Evans

Director

Simon was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse (working with Michael Grandage, Jamie Lloyd, Rob Ashford and Bijan Sheibani), Staff Director at the National Theatre, Performance Director for Secret/Future Cinema, Creative Associate at the Bush Theatre and Artistic Director of Black and White Rainbow. He is Artistic Direcor of Myriad & Co.

For theatre his work includes: Silence of the Sea (Donmar Trafalgar), Almost, Maine (Park Theatre), Hannah (Unicorn Theatre), Shawshank Redemption, The Laura Marling Project, Ghostbusters and Project Rumpus (Secret Cinema), Thom Pain (based on nothing) (Print Room), The Provoked Wife, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Go People), The Rubber Room (Old Vic), The Separation, Something Perfect, Disappear, Devolution (Theatre503), Madness in Valencia (Trafalgar Studios), Whiff Whaff (Theatre Uncut), The Speed Twins, Apple Pie, Hours Till Autumn (Riverside Studios), Cryano de Bergerac, The Misanthrope (White Bear), Us and Them (Bush/RR), Skyscrapper (Public, NY), and ARDEN 2.0 (Old Vic New Voices).

His writing for theatre and film includes: Who is Rachel?, The Waiting, Revise, Bait, Somewhere by the Fire.

Ben Stones

Designer

Ben trained in stage design at Central Saint Martin's and went on to win a Linbury Prize commission to design Paradise Lost for Rupert Goold. His work now spans theatre, ballet, hip hop and fashion.

Designs for theatre include: Way Upstream (Chichester Festival Theatre), Good With People (59E59 NYC), Hobson's Choice, Twelfth Night (Regent's Park Open Air Theatre), Arabian Nights (Tricycle Theatre), Belong (Royal Court), Creditors (Donmar and BAM NYC), The Kitchen Sink (Bush Theatre), An Enemy of the People (Sheffield Crucible), The Mighty Boosh (National Tour), Paradise Lost (Headlong Theatre), Doctor Faustus, Edward II, Taste of Honey (Royal Exchange).

For Dance: Some Like It Hip Hop (Sadlers Wells), Kes - World premiere Dance Theatre production (Royal Opera House).

For Fashion: Burberry: London in Shanghai (Shanghai Shipyard), Burberry: London in LA (Griffith Observatory).

Future productions: Into the Woods (Sadlers Wells National Tour), The Suicide (National Theatre).

 

Neil Austin

Lighting Designer

Theatre includes: The Winter's Tale, Harlequinade & All on Her Own, Photograph 51, Bend it Like Beckham, Shakespeare in Love, Henry V, Betty Blue Eyes, The Children’s Hour, Dealer’s Choice, No Man’s Land & A Life in the Theatre (West End), An Evening at the Talkhouse, Our Country's Good, Three Days in the Country, Rules for Living, Dara, The Silver Tassle, Liolà, The Children of the Sun, Port, She Stoops to Conquer, The Cherry Orchard, Women Beware Women, The White Guard (Olivier Award) and London Assurance (National Theatre), Henry IV, The Night Alive, The Weir, Julius Caesar, Spelling Bee, King Lear, Passion, The Prince of Homburg, Red, Life is a Dream, A Streetcar Named Desire, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Piaf, Parade, The Wild Duck, After Miss Julie, Caligula (Donmar Warehouse), A Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Evita, Red (Tony Award and Drama Desk Award), Hamlet, The Seafarer and Frost/Nixon (Broadway).

Edward Lewis

Composer & Sound Designer

Edward's recent theatre includes: The Rubenstein Kiss (Nottingham Playhouse), Gravity (Birmingham Rep Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Almeida), Molly Sweeney and Thom Pain (Print Room), On The Rocks, Amongst Friends, Ignorance and Darker Shores (Hampstead Theatre), The Speed Twins, Slowly, Hurts Given and Received and Apple Pie (Riverside Studios), Baddies, Cuckoo, The Nutcracker, Britain's Best Recruiting Sergeant, The Caucasion Chalk Circle, Breaking The Ice and Hannah (Unicorn), Measure for Measure (Cardiff Sherman), Emo (Bristol Old Vic and Young Vic), Once Upon A Time in Wigan and 65 Miles (Paines Plough/ Hull Truck Theatre), Krapp's Last Tape and Spoonface Steinberg (Hull Truck), The Shallow End (Southwark Playhouse), I Am Falling (Sadler's Wells & The Gate), Orpheus and Eurydice and Quartet (Old Vic Tunnels), The Cement Garden (The Vaults), Abigail's Party, Pereira's Bakery and OK Tata Bye Bye (Leicester Curve), The Beloved (The Bush), Chef (Soho Theatre), The Stronger, The Pariah, Boy With A Suitcase, Walking The Tightrope, Le Marriage and Meetings (The Arcola), Hedda and Breathing Irregular (The Gate), Madness In Valencia (Trafalgar Studios), Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho (Leicester Square Theatre), The Madness of George III, Kalagora and Macbeth (National Tours), The Separation (Project Arts, Dublin), Almost, Maine (Park Theatre), Othello (Rose Theatre, Bankside), Knives In Hens (Battersea Arts Centre), Personal Enemy (White Bear & New York), Cuddles, Milk Milk Lemonade and Full Circle (Oval House).

Oliver Kaderbhai

Movement Director

Oliver is an Actor, Director and Movement Director who trained with Frantic Assembly and is founding Artistic Director of DELIRIUM theatre company.

Theatre credits as a Director/ Movement Director include: One Minute (DELIRIUM/ The Vaults), Guys and Dolls (Playmakers Rep), The Provoked Wife (Go People), Dhow Under the Sun (Kevin Spacey Foundation/ META), Almost Maine (Go People/ Park Theatre), From Where I'm Standing (DELIRIUM/ Underbelly), Go To Your God Like a Soldier, Your Nation Loves You (DELIRIUM/ The Old Vic Tunnels), Jack and The Beanstalk (The Lyric Hammersmith).

MGC

Producer

This London based production company was set up by the Tony Award-winning team of Michael Grandage and James Bierman in 2012 following their time together at the Donmar Warehouse. Between 2012-14 it produced an award winning season of Five Plays at the Noël Coward theatre in London including Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw in Peter and Alice, a new play by Tony Award-winner John Logan and Henry V with Jude Law. Its production of Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan with Daniel Radcliffe then transferred to Broadway earning 6 Tony Nominations. Most recently the company produced Anna Zeigler's Photograph 51 with Nicole Kidman, and early next year they will open a new production of Eugene O'Neill's Hughie with Forest Whitaker - both directed by Grandage. It has produced its first feature film Genius written by Academy Award nominee John Logan and starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney.

Emily Dobbs

Producer

Emily Dobbs Productions (EDP) is an independent production company creating fresh, fearless and dynamic work. EDP have a diverse artistic policy that includes new writing, original adaptations, revivals and re-imaginings of classic texts. We collaborate with the most exciting new talent, and established creatives working in the UK and internationally. Recent work includes: Anya Reiss' critically acclaimed reimagining of The Seagull, Three Sisters and Uncle Vanya, a new adaptation of Strindberg's The Father, and the European Premiere of a new version of Solzhenitsyn's The Love Girl and the Innocent.

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Reviews and Marketing

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"Richard Greenberg’s extraordinary play"
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"superb performances"
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