Casting has been announced for the UK premiere of Gate, which opens next month at the Cockpit Theatre.

Artemis Fitzalan Howard’s new play will features Emma Dennis-Edwards (Upper Cut, Southwark Playhouse), Eleanor Henderson (Pass It On Lyric Hammersmith), Wil Coban (film:King Arthur: Legend of the Sword), comedian and actor Joe McArdle (DarkChat & Edinburgh Revue) and Katie Sherrard.

GATE is a poignant and witty story of love and loss that asks what really happens to us after we die, what we leave behind and what we will become.

“It is an average Thursday morning at ‘The Gate’ in Wapping, East London, and, like every first-born child in her family for generations, Eve is guarding it carefully.

It’s going to be a busy day – there are four new appointments booked in. The trouble is none of the clients knew they were coming… because nobody knows the gate exists until they reach it, and to reach the gate you have to be dead.”

GATE will be directed by Sadie Spencer, who has just directed the highly acclaimed premiere of Joe Hampson’s Rabbits at Park Theatre, and designed by Alex Berry.

The production will have a limited season from 13 September 2017 until 24 September 2017 at the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London. (press night on Friday 15 September 2017).