Kriss Marshall will star in the world premiere of Ryan Craig’s timely new play, Charlotte & Theodore.
The play follows two idealistic academics, Lotty and Teddy, who embark on a decade long romance set against a university campus backdrop where cancel culture, gender politics, trans rights, online abuse and power struggles are hotly debated issues.
Teddy is played by television favourite Kris Marshall. Kris has starred in some of the most popular films and television series of the last twenty years, with lead roles in Love Actually, My Family and Death in Paradise. His stage roles include Treats opposite Billie Piper, Fat Pig in the West End with Robert Webb and Joanna Page, and the London revival of Glengarry Glen Ross alongside Christian Slater and Robert Glenister.
Ryan Craig’s other plays include his debut play What We Did to Weinstein, The Glass Room, which deals with Holocaust denial, and The Holy Rosenbergs at the National Theatre earned him a reputation for probing social norms and ethical issues in his plays.
The play will be directed by acclaimed playwright and director Terry Johnson. His plays have earned him adozen major theatre awards including two Olivier Awards for Best New Comedy, in 1994 for Hysteria, and in 1999 for Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick. As a highly respected director, his recent hits at the Theatre Royal Bath include The Dresser, Mrs Henderson Presents, Hysteria and The Libertine.
Further cast and creative team to be announced.
Charlotte & Theodore will play Theatre Royal Bath from Thursday 16 February – Saturday 18 March 2023.