Casting has been confirmed for the UK Premiere of psychological thriller, The Other Place, in which a brilliant neurologist descends into disorientation. Directed by Claire van Kampen and written by Sharr White, the cast includes Karen Archer, Eliza Collings, Okon Jones and Rupinder Nagra.
Confident, intelligent and highly successful neurologist Juliana Smithton is at the top of her game.
But while delivering a lecture to a roomful of doctors, she’s interrupted by a series of disturbing events. With her husband filing for divorce and her health in the balance, Juliana’s life suddenly starts unravelling.
As details emerge of a ten-year-old mystery, fact blurs with fiction, the past collides with the present, secrets are spilled and slowly the elusive and shocking truth is revealed. Nothing is as it seems in the UK Premiere of Sharr White’s brilliantly crafted and emotionally charged psychological thriller.
Karen Archer stars as Juliana. Her theatre credits include: The Mousetrap (West End), The Hundred We Are (Yard Theatre), Happy Ending (Arcola), Four Days in Hong Kong (Orange Tree Theatre), As You Like It, Hamlet, All’s Well That Ends Well, The God’s Weep (RSC), Town (Royal & Derngate Theatre), Hamlet, Twelfth Night (Southwark Playhouse) and Mourning Becomes Electra (National Theatre). Her television credits include: Law & Order UK, Holby City, New Tricks, Doctors, Panorama: Fifa’s Dirty Secrets, Elizabeth, Casualty, The Bill, The Chief (4 series), The Ruth Rendell Mysteries, Chancer, EastEnders, Rockliffe’s Babies, On the Line, The Secret Garden, Hannay, Brookside, Juliet Bravo, Mitch, Father’s Day, Jury, The Cleopatras, BBC2 Playhouse, Play for Today: Billy, The Crezz, Shadows. Her film credits include: Wasted, Forever Young, Giro City and The Mouse and the Woman.
Eliza Collings plays The Woman. Her theatre credits include: Great Expectations (Malvern Theatres/UK Tour), The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time (National Theatre UK Tour), The One That Got Away (Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath), The Miser (Watermill Theatre), Lady Windermere's Fan, The Country Wife (Manchester Royal Exchange), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Unicorn Theatre), Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Vaudevillains Sideshow, The Ceremony (Les Enfants Terrible), From The Life Of Marionettes (Theatre Collection), News Revue (Canal Cafe Theatre), Hobson’s Choice, The Taming Of The Shrew (RADA Enterprises), On The Razzle, The Lost World (Bristol Old Vic), The Man Of Mode (Circomedia), Cider With Rosie (West Country Tour), Festen, Tonight At 8.30 (Bristol Old Vic Studio), Oh! What A Lovely War (Tobacco Factory, Bristol), On This Site (Roustabout). Her screen credits include: Doc Martin, Lambeth, Collector and Homeless Joe.
Okon Jones plays Ian. His theatre credits include: A Chorus Line, Chicago, Talk of the Town, The Wiz (West End), Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet (Young Vic), The American Clock, Jean Seberg (National Theatre), Emperor (Royal Court), Sugar Hill Blues (Warehouse Croydon and Hampstead Theatre), Trinidad Sisters, Spell No 7 (Donmar Warehouse), A Long Way from Home (Tricycle Theatre) and Plays Umbrella (Riverside Studios). His television credits include: Smiley’s People, Bandung File, Boon, The Bill, Casualty, Perfect Scoundrels and Stone Cold.
Rupinder Nagra plays The Man. His theatre credits include: My Brothers & Sisters (Mad'ed Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Tivoli Arts) and Swing Time to Remember (Hamilton Arts). His screen credits include: Bollywood Star, Mayday, Sue Thomas F.B. Eye, The Associates, C.I.D, Amal (Winner of over 30 international awards), Omertà (official TIFF 2017 selection), Simran, The Etruscan Smile, Hush Hush, De Ontsnapping, Continuum, Kurbaan, 678910 and Bollywood/Hollywood.
Sharr White’s plays have been developed and produced at theatres across the United States, Europe, Australia and Brazil, including The New Group, MCC Theatre, Manhattan Theatre Club, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Nationaltheater Mannheim, Melbourne Theatre Company, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Oregon Shakespeare Festival and more. White was most recently a writer and co-executive producer on Showtime’s The Affair.
The Other Place received its world premiere Off-Broadway with MCC Theatre, featuring Laurie Metcalf (Lucille Lortel and Obie awards) and directed by Joe Mantello (Lucille Lortel nom). The Other Place subsequently received its Broadway premiere at Manhattan Theatre Club with Joe Mantello again directing Laurie Metcalf (Tony nom). The Other Place was also a recipient of the 2010 Playwrights First Award; the 2011 Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation’s Theatre Visions Fund Award; and was an Outer Critics Circle Award nominee for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play.
THE OTHER PLACE
Venue: Park200, Park Theatre, Clifton Terrace, Finsbury Park, N4 3JP
Dates: 19th Sep – 20th Oct 2018
Age guidance: 15+
Performances: Mon – Sat Evenings 7.30pm, Thu & Sat Matinees 3.00pm
Captioned: Fri 12 Oct, 7.30pm
Parents & Babies: Thu 18th Oct, 1pm
Prices: Previews £18.50, Standard £18.50 - £32.50, Concessions £16.50 - £23.50,
Child (Under 16) £15 - £20*
Booking: www.parktheatre.co.uk / 020 7870 6876
*10% telephone booking fee, capped at £2.50 per ticket.