Casting update for Luce at Southwark Playhouse
Josette Simon, once a theatre mainstay, returns to the stage in Simon Dormandy’s production of Luce at Southwark Playhouse.
J. C. Lee’s play is about the fear of homegrown terrorism. Set in an ordinary American town, but addressing anxieties that are growing throughout the Western world, it raises troubling questions about parenting, education and racism. Do we ever really know our children? Why must they be perfect? And where do the springs of violence lie?
Josette will play a teacher who becomes concerned about a 17-year-old student at an American high school in the suburbs after she finds something in his locker that could be explosives. Martins Imhangbe plays Luce with Mel Giedroyc best known for hosting The Great British Bake Off playing his adoptive mother.
Josette Simon extensive theatre credits include After the Fall at the National Theatre; Golden Girls, Don Carlos, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Measure for Measure, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Antony & Cleopatra, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, and Peer Gynt at the RSC. Other theatre credits include The Maids (Donmar Warehouse), The Lady from the Sea (Lyric Hammersmith), and The Vagina Monologues (Old Vic).
Luce will play from 12 March 2016 until 2 April 2016 at the Southwark Playhouse