EastEnders Little Mo actress Kacey Ainsworth has joined the cast of Leaves of Glass at Park Theatre in London.
Kacey will replace previously announced Geraldine Alexander (Mrs Wilson in all three series of ‘Bridgerton’).
Philip Ridley’s Leaves of Glass is a gripping four hander often regarded as a modern classic – Kacey Ainsworth joins Katie Buchholz, Ned Costello and Joseph Potter.
Kacey has had a phenomenal career across stage & screen including six years and 515 episodes as ‘Little Mo’ on EastEnders and as series regular Cathy Keating from 2014 – 2022 in ITV’s ‘Grantchester’.
Kacey has been working in the entertainment industry since 1978. Originally starring in the West End cast of Annie. Reprising her role for a further 3 years. She then went on to study at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama gaining a BA (Bachelor of Arts for Drama).
After graduation Kacey worked at The National Theatre, The Royal Court Theatre, The Bush and for the RSC. She continued to successfully mix working in both Musical and Non Musical theatre roles. In 1998 Kacey appeared in Mike Leigh’s Gilbert and Sullivan movie “Topsy Turvy” which went on to win an Oscar for Make Up Design.
In 2000 Kacey was cast as Little Mo in the BBC’s top rated continuing drama EastEnders. A role which won her 5 acting nominations. She was awarded Most Popular Actress at The National Television Awards and collected the award for best continuing drama the the BAFTAS.
Her theatre credits incude ‘LAVA’ (Soho Theatre & UK Tour); Mrs Lovett in ‘Sweeney Todd’ (Liverpool Everyman); Holes (Nottingham Playhouse); Feed the Beast (Birmingham Rep/New Wolsey Theatre, Stephen Joseph Theatre); Miss November in ‘Calendar Girls’ (National Theatre Tour); Anelle in ‘Steel Magnolias’ (ATG); Carrie’s War (Apollo West End); Attempts on Her Life (Royal Court); Sleep With Me (Royal National Theatre); Serving It Up (Bush Theatre); and Pale Horse (Royal Court Upstairs).
Produced by Zoe Weldon / Lidless Theatre, Leaves of Glass is directed by Max Harrison with set & costume by Kit Kinchcliff and sound design by Sam Glossop. Casting consultant is Nadine rennie CDG.
Leaves of Glass will run at Park Theatre, London from 11 May – 3 June. It will then play at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford (15 – 17 June) and Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre (10 – 16 July).
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