06 March 2013

Meet the cast of Royal Court Liverpool's new dark comedy "Hope"

By Eamonn Lavery

'Hope,' a brand new stage play written by and starring some of the city’s finest film and television acting talent, will receive its world premiere at the Royal Court Theatre.

Husband and wife Mark Womack (Good Cop, Route Irish, Murphy’s Law) and Samantha Womack (EastEnders, Game On, South Pacific UK tour) star in this darkly comic psychological thriller in their first stage job together since meeting on the set of Liverpool 1 in the 1990s.

The all-star cast also features television and film actor René Zagger (The Bill, Grange Hill, The Take) and the play’s writer and director, Scot Williams (Backbeat, Nice Guy Eddie, Lillies, The Crew).

‘Hope’ is a darkly comical love story wrapped within an intriguing psychological thriller, with (Samantha) Womack’s mysterious title character, Hope, being the keeper of a secret at the heart of the story

Scot’s own production company, Thirty7 Productions, is producing the play and ‘Hope’ is its maiden production since he founded the company with business partner, Eric Woollard-White.

Woollard-White gave up his role as the right-hand man to BBC2 “Dragons’ Den” star Peter Jones CBE to set up Thirty7 and work with Scot on this production of ‘Hope’ and other theatre and film projects, including further projects at the Royal Court.

Royal Court Theatre, Liverpool City Centre
6-30 March 2013
Mon-Sat eves 8pm, Wed & Sat matinees at 3pm

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