Casting has been announced for the second play in THE TRANSFORMATION SEASON at the Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath. deadkidsongs is an adaptation of the critically acclaimed contemporary novel by Toby Litt and will run from 18th October – 17th November (Press night 25th October, 7pm).
In the cast are Stuart Angell, Leander Deeny, Kate Lamb, Colin Ryan and Jack WIlkinson. Theatre credits include for Stuart Angell(Warhorse, National; Faeries and The Thief of Baghdad, Royal Opera House; Travels with My Aunt, Royal & Derngate, Northampton);Leander Deeny (The Comedy of Errors, Changeling Theatre Company; The Man, Finborough Theatre; Victory, Arcola Theatre); Kate Lamb (After the Party, Criterion Theatre; Summer and Smoke, Southwark Playhouse; How To Be Happy, The Conspirators, Orange Tree Theatre); Colin Ryan (The Importance of Being Earnest, Riverside Studios; I Was Looking At The Ceiling And Then I Saw The Sky(Theatre Royal Stratford East); A Christmas Carol, Birmingham Rep); Jack WIlkinson (The Good Soul of Szechuan, Palace Theatre, Watford; A Man For All Seasons, Sheffield Cathedral; Close the Coalhouse Door, Northern Stage Productions, UK Tour).
The play is set during summer of the Silver Jubilee in the heart of the English countryside where four boys are playing war games and preparing for an attack from the Ruskies. But what starts off as innocent fun begins to turn nasty after the death of one of the gang members. As the boys plan their revenge on the adults they hold responsible, the extent of their vindictiveness becomes truly terrifying.
Toby Litt's thrilling black comedy received rave reviews when it was first published in 2001. This macabre adventure is now brought to the stage for the first time ever in a fast-paced, highly imaginative piece of theatre. deadkidsongs promises to take you on an exhilarating and shocking journey into the savage heart of boyhood.