Charlotte Beaumont and NicK King will star in Fair Play, a gripping exploration of women’s athletics which opens at the Bush Theatre this December.
Beaumont theatre credits include The Lovely Bones (Birmingham Repertory Theatre & UK tour), The Importance of Being Earnest (The Watermill), Romeo & Juliet (The Globe), No One Will Tell Me How To Start A Revolution (Hampstead Theatre), Jumpy (Theatre Clwyd), Three Winters (National Theatre, Lyttleton), Playhouse Creatures (Chichester Festival Theatre), The Flooded Grave and 2,000 Feet Away (Bush Theatre).
With roots in Broadway, network television, and both voice and commercial acting, NicK King’s previous stage credits include the 30th anniversary USA tour of Annie, The Lion King (Broadway), and The Nutcracker (The Washington Ballet). NicK has appeared on television in Law & Order and Village People and in the short films Dead Air and FINE as well as regional and national US commercials.
Written by Ella Road, Fair Play will be directed by Monique Touko with set and costume design by Naomi Dawson. The creative team also include lighting design by Matt Haskins, sound design and music by Giles Thomas, movement direction by Joseph Toonga and casting by Heather Basten CDG.
The new play follows two girls who find friendship through running, but as they go head-to-head in the run-up to the World Championships, they find themselves and their friendship put to the ultimate test. As their relationships, their bodies, and their very identities are pulled into public scrutiny, does being exceptional come at too high a price?
Ella Road’s debut play The Phlebotomist was produced at Hampstead Theatre, nominated for an Olivier Award, and was a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize.
Fair Play begins performance on 3 December 2022 and runs until 22 January 2022, with a press night on 8 December 2022.