Killing Eve’s Sean Delaney to star in Brilliant Jerks at Southwark Playhouse

Sean Delaney has joined the cast of Brilliant Jerks – a new play coming to Southwark Playhouse this March.

Delaney is best known for playing Kenny in the hit TV series Killing Eve, with recent performances in the acclaimed BBC adaptation of Life After Life and the Venom sequel. His stage performances include The Ferryman at the Gielgud Theatre in London, Labyrinth and Rabbit Hole, both at Hampstead Theatre.

The cast will also feature Evening Standard Award-nominated Shubham Saraf (The Father and The Assassin, National Theatre; Shantaram, Apple TV+; Bodyguard, BBC/Netflix) and Kiran Sonia Sawar (The Nevers, HBO; Black Mirror, Netflix; The Capture, BBC).

Directed by Katie-Ann McDonough (Charlie Russell Aims to Please, Mischief; Donal the Numb & Blackout, The Vaults) and produced by Rebecca Gwyther for RJG Productions (Amélie the Musical, Criterion Theatre; A Hundred Words for Snow, Trafalgar Studios), Brilliant Jerks is a fast, touching and scandal-driven show based on the creation of a multi-billion-dollar car-hailing app. The show is from innovative, award-winning writer Joseph Charlton (Industry, HBO/BBC; ANNA X, Harold Pinter Theatre).

Joseph Charlton said, I’m astonished and colossally excited by the three actors we’ve assembled for Brilliant Jerks. I’ve followed Kiran, Sean, and Shubham for a few years and all three are incredible actors. The play is a mixture of direct address and vigorous multi-rolling throughout; and calls for a trio of supple, intelligent, and commanding actors. All three are special talents and I can’t wait to see them bring the play to life.

This mesmerising play follows the chain reaction of change, during a decade of fast-growing and unregulated technology, which has so profoundly affected our everyday lives. Brilliant Jerks previously ran at VAULT Festival in 2018, and returns as a full-length production.

Brilliant Jerks is playing at the Southwark Playhouse Borough from 1 to 25 March 2023.

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📷 Main photo: Sean Delaney - Photo Faye Thomas

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