Accolade casting - Ayden Callaghan & Honeysuckle Weeks

Ayden Callaghan & Honeysuckle Weeks to star in Accolade directed by Sean Mathias

Further casting has been announced for Sean Mathias’s revival of Emlyn Williams drama Accolade.

Accolade plays the Theatre Royal Windsor from 31 May to 15 June and will then tour until 13 July including a run at Richmond Theatre.

Originally written and performed in 1950, Emlyn Williams’s 1950s drama is a dark look at the price of success, and the power of trial-by-media.

Accolade will star Ayden Callaghan (Hollyoaks, The Bodyguard) as Will Trenting, and Honeysuckle Weeks (Foyle’s War, Calendar Girls) as Rona Trenting, in the drama about a celebrated writer caught in a web of deception and dark desires, ready to unravel his carefully constructed life.

Accolade – in rehearsals

They join the already announced Accolade casting of Sara Crowe (Fallen Angels, The Constant Wife) as Marian Tillyard, Gavin Fowler (Merchant of Venice 1936, The Picture of Dorian Gray) as Harold, Jamie Hogarth (Dom – The Play, Mamma Mia!) as Albert, David Phelan (Mission Impossible, Breakfast at Tiffany’s) as Thane Lampeter, Narinder Samra (Passenger, Happy Birthday Sunita) as Daker, Sarah Twomey (Paddington in Peru, The Sandman) as Phyllis, Alasdair Buchan (An Inspector Calls) as Male Understudy /Acting ASM, and Kayleigh Cooper (A Christmas Carol, Wonka) as Parlour Maid / Acting ASM.

Joining Sean Mathias in the creative team are set and costume design by Julie Godfrey, lighting design by Nick Richings and sound design by David Gregory. Principal casting is by Jill Green CDG.

Accolade - Casting

Accolade is part of Sean Mathias’s fourth season of plays at the Theatre Royal Windsor, and will be produced alongside a new production of Filumena, Eduardo de Filippo’s classic comedy, in an English version by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall.

Filumena will star Felicity Kendal (Noises Off, The Good Life) and run at Theatre Royal Windsor from 4 to 19 October 2025 and will then tour until 25 November.

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Accolade UK Tour Dates 2024

Theatre Royal Windsor
31 May – 15 June

Cambridge Arts Theatre
18 – 22 June

Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
25 – 29 June

Theatre Royal Bath
02 – 06 July

Richmond Theatre
09 – 13 July


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