My Zinc Bed , the second production in
Royal & Derngate Northampton's Addicted To You season.
My Zinc Bed is written by Playwright David Hare,
It follows his Academy Award-Winning adaptation of The Hours. His current play at the National Theatre, The Power of Yes, has been thrilling audiences and critics alike, while previous work such as The Secret Rapture, Plenty and Skylight have become contemporary classics.
In My Zinc Bed a love triangle is bonded and warped by alcohol and obsessive desire. Over one long summer, Paul, a recovering alcoholic and young poet, is drawn into the orbit of billionaire internet businessman, Victor and his beautiful wife Elsa, who has her own dark past. With wit, passion and intensity, they fight to hold their lives together in the face of growing temptation. This is an intimate portrait of three people addicted to alcohol, their work and each other, which examines the meaning of friendship, faith and obsession.
Playing the part of businessman Victor Quinn is Robert Gwilym, perhaps best known as Dr Max in BBC TV’s Casualty. Jamie Parker, an exciting young actor most recently seen in the film Valkyrie alongside Tom Cruise, takes the role of the poet Paul Peplow. Jamie was also in the film version of Alan Bennett’s The History Boys as well as featuring in the cast of the original stage play of that name, both at the National Theatre and on Broadway. From the West End production of Desperately Seeking Susan, LEANNE BEST completes the line up as Elsa Quinn.
LEANNE BEST Elsa Quinn
ROBERT GWILYM Victor Quinn
JAMIE PARKER Paul Peplow
with thanks to Robert Day
LAURIE SANSOM Director
JESS CURTIS Designer
ANNA WATSON Lighting Designer
ADRIENNE QUARTLERY sound Designer
KAY MAGSON CDG casting Director
DARREN ABEL Deputy Stage Manger
My Zinc Bed
Runs from Fri 26 Feb - Sat 13 Mar
Thu & Sat Matinees 2.30pm
£11 - £27
Audio Described Performance
Tue 9 March
Sign Language Interpreted Performance
Wed 10 March
Post-Show Talk Back
Tue 9 March
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