Cast has been announced for Victoria Wood’s TALENT

The full cast of Talent – written and directed by Victoria Wood – has now been announced!

Talent will perform at the Chocolate Factory between September 17th – November 14th.

Mark Curry – Compere
Mark Hadfield – Arthur Hall
Jeffrey Holland – George Findley
Eugene O’Hare – Mel
Leanne Rowe – Julie
Suzie Toase – Maureen

Mark Curry: Theatre credits include Tons of Money, Dangerous Corner, Absurd Person Singular, Appetite and Season’s Greetings (Theatre Royal Windsor), Joking Apart and London Suite (National Tour), Far from the Madding Crowd (Middle Ground National Tour) and Singing in the Rain (Lincoln Theatre Royal). His television credits include Doctors and Last of the Summer Wine (for the BBC), Ghost Story and Christmas Carol. Mark Curry presented Blue Peter from 1986 to 1989.

Mark Hadfield: Most recently appeared in Rookery Nook at the Menier Chocolate Factory. His other theatre credits include Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Therese Raquin for the National Theatre, for which he was nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Olivier Award, The 39 Steps at The West Yorkshire Playhouse, The Lion King at the Lyceum Theatre, Guys and Dolls at the Prince of Wales Theatre and Romeo and Juliet at the Lyric. His television credits include Foyle’s War, Casualty, Holby City and The Bill.

Jeffrey Holland: Theatre credits include See How They Run (Royal Exchange Manchester), Jack and the Beanstalk (Derby Playhouse), Allo Allo, By Jeeves, Ghost Train, Caught in the Net and Travels with My Aunt on national tour. He is best known on television for his role as Spike in Hi-De-Hi. His other television credits include The Mayor of Casterbridge, Richard III, Henry V, As You Like It, You Rang M’Lord and Oh! Dr. Beeching.

Eugene O’Hare: Most recently seen in Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching towards the Somme at Hampstead Theatre. His other stage credits include Manifesto, performed with Vivienne Westwood for the Royal Shakespeare Company, A Moon for the Misbegotten (Old Vic and Broadway), Thirst (King’s Head), War and Lovers (The Strindberg Theatre) and Translations (National Theatre). His television credits include Ten Days to War, Waking the Dead and Over the Wall all for the BBC.

Leanne Rowe: Currently playing Francis ‘Baby’ Houseman in Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre. Her television credits include Trial and Retribution (ITV1), Lilies (BBC1), Boudica and The Famous Five. Her film credits include Nancy in Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist and Jane Eyre.

Suzie Toase: Theatre credits include Into The Woods (Royal Opera House), Guys and Dolls (Donmar Warehouse), Spittin’ Distance (Stephen Joseph Theatre), Time of My Life (Bristol Old Vic), Wizard of Oz (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), My Fair Lady (National Theatre and Theatre Royal Drury Lane) and Singin’ in the Rain (West Yorkshire Playhouse and National Theatre). Her television credits include Channel 4’s The IT Crowd and BBC1’s Hotel Babylon. She has most recently played the role of Alecto Carrow in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Book Tickets for Victoria Wood’s Talent

Victoria Wood’s Talent is now on Sale!

Talent is written and directed by Victoria Wood.

It’s talent night at Bunter’s niteclub, and contestant Julie and her fat friend Maureen are waiting backstage. As they are plunged into a world of ukulele wielding pensioners, crotch grabbing comperes and some long buried personal history, Julie and Maureen have to decide how lucky they really want to be.

Talent is a comedy with original songs written by Victoria Wood. It was first performed in 1978 at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield, winning Wood the Evening Standard award for Most Promising Playwright. Adapted for TV the following year, it won her another Most Promising Writer Award and a BAFTA nomination.

“The first and last thing to be said about Talent is that it is very funny – at times, too near the knicker-wetting degree… in its short and pithy span it incorporates a wealth of human disillusion and more comic one-liners than is altogether fair” – Guardian

Booking September 17th to November 14th.

Cast:

Mark Curry – Compere

Mark Hadfield – Arthur Hall

Jeffrey Holland – George Findley

Eugene O’Hare – Mel

Leanne Rowe – Julie

Suzie Toase – Maureen

Creative Team:

Written and Directed by Victoria Wood

Design – Roger Glossop

Musical Direction – Nigel Lilley

Lighting Design – Paul Anderson

Sound Design – David Ogilvy

Book Tickets for Talent at Menier Chocolate Factory