Final casting has been announced for Pennyroyal, which opens at the Finborough Theatre in London this July.
Madison Clare and Lucy Roslyn will star as sisters Daphne and Christine, whose relationship starts to shift once Daphne is diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Insufficiency (POI). A heart rendering new play about sisterhood and motherhood, Pennyroyal explores the things expected of women and what happens when life doesn’t go to plan.
Madison Clare previously appeared in the West End production of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, Bin Juice (Vault Festival), Plastic (Old Red Lion), and on screen in ‘Semi-Detached’ (BBC2), ‘Grantchester’ and ‘Holby City’.
Writer Lucy Roslyn (Christine) has appeared in several self-penned shows including Orlando (Vault Festival/Edinburgh Fringe), Showmanship (Theatre 503, Brighton Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe), and her acclaimed debut, The State vs John Hayes (Edinburgh Fringe, Theatre Royal Bath, OSH Brooklyn).
Developed over lockdown, Pennyroyal was originally programmed to premiere at VAULT Festival 2022, and now makes its debut at the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre.
This new play was inspired by Edith Wharton’s 1922 novella ‘The Old Maid’, which was adapted 10 years later into a stage play by Zoe Akins. With her adaptation, Akins became the second woman to win a Pulitzer Prize for Drama. A hundred years later, the story is reimagined by Lucy Roslyn, with direction by Josh Roche, set and costume design by Sophie Thomas, lighting by Cheng Keng, music and sound by Hugh Sheehan.
Pennyroyal runs from 12 July 2022 until 6 August 2022 at the Finborough Theatre, London.