Live Theatre and Soho Theatre are delighted to announce the full cast for the West End transfer of A WALK ON PART including one of Britain's leading female comedians Andi Osho, who will be joined by returning cast members John Hodgkinson, Hywel Morgan and Tracey Gillman plus previously announced new cast member Joe Caffrey.
From the director, designer and producer behind the hit West End and Broadway show The Pitman Painters, director and Artistic Director of Live Theatre, Newcastle, Max Roberts, A WALK ON PART reveals an insider's view of the last and most turbulent decade in politics as the critically acclaimed and witty diaries of former MP for Sunderland South, Chris Mullin, come alive in an exhilarating ride of political humour. Andi Osho with Hywel Morgan, Tracey Gillman and Joe Caffrey will together play over 100 different characters including Tony Benn, Cherie Blair, Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, George Osbourne, John Prescott and Clare Short.
Award-winning London stand-up comic Andi Osho is fast becoming a familiar face on television having most recently appeared in Live at the Apollo, Michael McIntyre's Comedy Roadshow (BBC One), The Comedy Gala at the O2 and Stand Up For The Week (Channel 4) as well as numerous appearances on TV panel and chat shows. Andi reached the final of no less than five major new talent competitions in her first year of stand-up comedy and now, as one of the best female stand-up comics working today, performs to sold-out crowds across the UK. In addition to her rising status as a known and loved stand-up comedian, Andi continues to be a successful actress in her own right with leading roles in TV and feature films, including Swinging With The Finkels (with Martin Freeman for Kintop Pictures), Psychoville (BBC Two), Paradox and Life of Riley (BBC One).
John Hodgkinson returns in his critically acclaimed role as Chris Mullin, his previous theatre credits include The Winter's Tale (Headlong Tour), His Dark Materials, Uncle Vanya, Neville's Island, (Birmingham Rep), Aristo (Chichester Festival Theatre), Hapgood (Birmingham Rep/West Yorkshire Playhouse), The Front Page, Absurdia (Donmar Warehouse), The Eleventh Capital (Royal Court), The Taming of The Shrew, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Hare Trilogy, Oh What a Lovely War, As You Like It, Romeo and Juliet and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Regents Park Open Air Theatre), I Have Been Here Before (Watford Palace) and Alice In Wonderland, Love's Labours Lost, The Beggers Opera, A Jovial Crew, The Winter's Tale, Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, The Pretenders, Edward II, Richard II, Alice Through The Looking Glass, Leocadia, Events Whilst Guarding Bofors Gun
and The Comedy of Errors (Royal Shakespeare Company).
Joe Caffrey joins the cast of A Walk on Part; he first achieved West End stardom in Lee Hall's farce Cooking with Elvis, he also played Billy's older brother Tony in the original London cast of Billy Elliot the Musical and returned in 2008, in the role of Billy's father. Caffrey has also appeared in several ITV and BBC productions plus the Bridget Jones film, The Edge of Reason.
Tracy Gillman returns to A Walk on Part, her other theatre credits include: Looking for Tom (Live Theatre); Foreign Lands (Finborough Arms); In the Midnight Hour (Coventry Belgrade/National Tour) and The Phantom of the Opera (Shaftesbury Theatre/World Tour).