The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Amanda Ryan is joining the cast of new Terry Johnson comedy The Sex Party
She replaces Amanada Donohoe, who has had to withdraw from the show for personal reasons.
The show is also starting later than originally planned, with previews now from 7 November 2022 instead of 4 November. The new comedy by Terry Johnson (Dead Funny), who also directs, will run at the Menier Chocolate Factory until 7 January 2023.
Amanda Ryan’s theatre credits include Otherwise Engaged at the Criterion Theatre and Closer at the National Theatre, with TV work including This is Going to Hurt, Free Rein, Suspects, Lewis, Shameless, The Forsyte Saga and Attachments.
The Sex Party stars Oscar winner Timothy Hutton making his UK theatre debut in the role of Jeff, alongside Amanda Ryan as Magdalena. Other cast include Jason Merrells (Agatha Raisin) as Alex, Molly Osborne (Call the Midwife) as Hetty, plus Lisa Dwan (Top Boy), John Hopkins (Poldark), Pooya Mohseni (Law & Order:Special Victims Unit), Kelly Price (The English Game) and Will Barton (Theresa vs. Boris: How May Became PM).
The Sex Party sees four couples gather in a suburban London home for an evening of wine, cheese, and more intimate pleasures. Some are curious, some are more familiar, and one is rather unexpected!
Other shows in the Menier Autumn 2022 / Winter 2023 season includes Alex Edelman: Just For Us, and the UK premiere of Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison.