The lovely and wonderful Eve Myles (Gwen in Torchwood), will star alongside Zach Braff (Scrubs and Garden State) as he makes his UK stage acting debut of the new comedy ‘All New People’ – A play written by Zach himself, and directed by the award-winning Peter DuBois. Eve and Zach are also joined by another ‘Who’ related actress in the form of the lovely Susannah Fielding (Lilian in Doctor Who’s ‘Victory of the Daleks’, along with tv roles in Wallander, Pete Versus Life, and on stage with the RSC and The National.)
All New People will open at the Duke of York’s Theatre on 22 February 2012. Before arriving in London for 10 weeks, audiences in Manchester and Glasgow will get the chance to enjoy the play when it is staged at the Manchester Opera House, between 8 – 11 February and the King’s Theatre, Glasgow, between 14 – 18 February.
A contemporary comedy, All New People debuted at New York’s award-winning Second Stage Theatre packed out nightly in the 2011 season.
In the dead of winter, at his wealthy friends’ luxury Long Beach Island apartment, Charlie (Zach Braff) has hit rock bottom on his 35th birthday. Away from the rest of the world, this perfect escape is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, a fireman, and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country all suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny, while Charlie just wishes they’d leave and let him get on with it.
Best known for the smash-hit TV comedy Scrubs – nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and watched by over 22 million people worldwide – writer, director and star of the award winning Garden State, Zach Braff is a three time Golden Globe nominee and Grammy Award winner. Peter DuBois is the Artistic Director of Boston’s Huntington Theatre, and was awarded the Callaway Award for Excellence in Directing from the Society of Stage Directors, and recently won the Elliot Norton Award for Best Production from the Boston Theatre Critics Association. DuBois was resident director and former associate producer at New York’s acclaimed Public Theater, and former artistic director of Alaska’s innovative Perseverance Theatre Company. DuBois made his UK directorial debut in 2011 with Becky Shaw at the Almeida Theatre, which was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award.
London Dates for All New People
Wednesday 22 February until Saturday 28 April 2012
Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm, Saturday and Wednesday matinees at 2.30pm
£15-£49.50. Premium seats available
Duke of York’s Theatre, St. Martin’s Lane, London WC2N 4BG
0844 871 7623