Underhand tactics and shady dealing. The underbelly of life in Docklands’ financial institutions is set to be exposed in Steve Thompson’s black comedy, Roaring Trade, starring Nick Moran.
STAMP Theatre’s debut production runs at London’s Park Theatre from September 23.
Canary Wharf. As the curtain comes down on the recession, four wildly different bond traders put their limits to the test.
The coarse tactics of top dog Donny are challenged when young, bright Cambridge graduate Spoon arrives and fights to stake his claim in the bank.
Savvy young Jess is wrapping clients around her little finger, but seasoned trader PJ lags behind as he struggles to paper over the cracks of a family life in suburbia.
In glass buildings that never sleep, what will it take to shatter the glass ceiling?
Nick Moran will star as Donny, alongside Michael McKell as PJ, Melissa Aston-Munslow as Jess, Timothy George as Spoon, Melanie Gutteridge as Sandy, and introducing William Nye as Sean.
Timothy George and Melissa Aston-Munslow, who co-founded STAMP Theatre this year, said: “STAMP Theatre sets out to combine experience with emerging talent.
“We produce theatre that explores the social expectations placed upon young adults in today’s fast-paced culture.
“STAMP’s founding members are young people with big ideas who hear the confusion of their contemporaries and the feelings of uncertainty for their futures.
“We are passionately committed to making theatre that is seen through their eyes.”
Nick Moran is an actor, writer and director, best known to movie audiences for his lead role as Eddy the card sharp in Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels and as Scabior in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.
He wrote and directed the award winning feature films The Kid and Telstar (an adaptation of his Olivier-nominated stage play). He has appeared in over 25 feature films and TV programmes including ITV’s Mr Selfridge, BAFTA nominated The Wrong Man’s and The Great Train Robbery.
Moran was most recently seen on stage in the sell out West End production of Twelve Angry Men.
Michael McKell’s TV credits include Doctors, Emmerdale, Murder Investigation Team and Totally Frank.
On stage he has starred in Blood Brothers, Tonight’s the Night and Crazy for You. His film credits include Essex Boys with Sean Bean.
Roaring Trade runs at the Park Theatre from September 23-October 24.