Pig Farm at the St James Theatre
The Other Palace Theatre, 12 Palace Street, London, SW1E 5JA
Greg Kotis’ Pig Farm receives its UK premiere at the St James Theatre.
From the award-winning author of Urine Town The Musical comes a dark new farce. Directed by Katherine Farmer, Pig Farm is a hilarious tale of regular folk, human sludgery and the American dream dragged through the mud. “Disgustingly Funny” – Variety
Pig Farm plays a strictly limited season from 21 October 2015 until 21 November 2015 at the St James Theatre.
Life on the farm is hard. Under a pot-bellied sky, Tom and Tina, with just the help of hired hand Tim, are struggling for survival and it’s taking its toll. Troubles simmer dangerously as they search for solace, then gun-toting Teddy arrives and things go from bad to worse.
Dan Fredenburgh will play Tom, Erik Odom will play Tim, Charlotte Parry will play Tina and Stephen Tompkinson plays Teddy.
Charlotte Parry recently played Ruth in the American Tour of Blithe Spirit opposite Angela Lansbury. Theatre credits include for Broadway: The Winslow Boy; The Importance of Being Earnest; Coram Boy; The Real Thing (also West End). For West End: The Cherry Orchard and A Winters Tale (both Sam Mendes’ Bridge Project at the Old Vic). For Peter Hall Company: As You Like It and The Importance Of Being Earnest (both NYC, LA and London). For Off Broadway: Look Back In Anger and Howard Katz (Roundabout); Equivocation (MTC); The Master Builder (Irish Rep); Rainbow Kiss (The Play Company); The Lover (DirectorFest); Pygmalion (The Old Globe). Other London Theatre: The Colby Sisters (Tricycle); Whistle Down The Wind (Churchill).
Dan’s theatre credits include Bang, Bang, Bang (Royal Court); Duchess of Malfi (Royal Durngate); Love’s Labours Lost (Rose Theatre Kingston); Portrait of a Lady (Bath/UK Tour); A Few Good Men (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Children Of a Lesser God (Salisbury Theatre); Sunday Father (Hampstead Theatre); An Inspector Calls (Garrick Theatre). His television credits include Silent Witness, Evermoor, The Tunnel, The Bill, Holby City, Bad Girls and The Missing. Film credits includee: Kicking Off; Maybe One Day; Infidel; Broken Lines; The Bourne Ultimatum; Land Of The Blind; Love Actually; Capone’s Boys; Brothers.
Erik Odom makes his London theatre debut. Other theatre credits include: Sons Of The Prophet (Blank Theatre-L.A); Uploaded; A Bright New Boise. Film credits include Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2.
Stephen Tomkinson’s theatre credits include: Spamalot (West End); The Sign of the Times (Tour); The Revengers Tragedy (Manchester Royal Exchange); Charley’s Aunt (Theatre Royal, Bath & Tour); Cloaca (Old Vic); Rattle Of A Simple Man (Comedy Theatre); The Play Wot I Wrote (Newcastle Theatre Royal); Arsenic And Old Lace (Strand Theatre); Art (West End); Tartuffe (National Tour); No-One Sees The Video (Royal Court); Love’s Labour’s Lost; Women Laughing (Manchester Royal Exchange). His film credits include: Victor; Harrigan; Tabloid; Hotel Splendide; Brassed Off. Television credits include: Trollied; D.C.I. Banks; Wild At Heart; Prime Suspect: The Final Act; Truckers; Dalziel & Pascoe; New Tricks; Shakespeare Retold: The Taming of The Shrew; The Last Detective; Marple: Murder at the Vicarage; Lucky Jim; Ted & Alice; Drop the Dead Donkey; Ballykissangel; The Vicar of Dibley; Father Ted.
Greg Kotis’ Pig Farm is directed by Katharine Farmer, with design by Carla Goodman, lighting by Jason Taylor and sound by John Leonard. The fights will be choreographed by Malcolm Ranson.
Pig Farm is produced by Dead Posh Productions and is co-produced by Julian Stoneman Associates.