Christopher Fulford and Ian Redford have been named as joining the cast of the 50th anniversary production of Joe Orton’s darkly comic masterpiece, Loot, which opens at London’s Park Theatre later this month.
They join the previously announced cast of Calvin Demba, Sam Frenchum and Sinéad Matthews along with Raphael Bar and Anah Ruddin.
Loot – from the same producers as the recent sell-out hit The Boys in the Band – is directed by Michael Fentiman, whose credits include two acclaimed shows for the Royal Shakespeare Company as well as the critically-acclaimed hit, Raising Martha.
Raphael Bar’s recent theatre credits include a national tour of Ray Cooney’s Out of Order and The Club and Break Time (Tristan Bates).
Calvin Demba had an early break in C4’s Hollyoaks then secured the lead in the hit youth drama Youngers.
His other roles include the award-winning play Routes at the Royal Court and the film London Road. He will soon be seen in the action film sequel Kingsman 2: The Golden Circle.
Sam Frenchum trained at RADA. He recently had a featured starring role in six episodes of Grantchester as Gary Bell, a mentally-challenged teenager sentenced to hang for murder.
He was Jimmy Parsons in the film Private Peaceful. As a member of the National Youth Theatre he was in Our Days Of Rage (Old Vic Tunnels), Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens (Edinburgh Festival), and As You Like It, directed by Fiona Laird.
Christopher Fulford is a regular face in British TV and film for over 20 years.
Memorably he appeared as a suspected child murderer in Cracker, he starred as Napoleon in the BBC adaptation of Scarlet and Black alongside the then virtually unknown Ewan McGregor and Rachel Weisz and, more recently, he appeared in the TV dramas Whitechapel, Collision, The Last Enemy, and as Winston Churchill in Werner Herzog’s movie, Queen of the Desert.
On stage he was in The Crucible at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre, The River Line at Jermyn Street Theatre, Nightingale and Chase at the Royal Court and The Indian Boy at the RSC.
Sinéad Matthews also trained at RADA. She recently apleared in The National Theatre’s Hedda Gabler, Giving (Hampstead), Evening at The Talk House (NT) and Wasp (Hampstead).
On film she was Queen Victoria in Mike Leigh’s Mr Turner, Miss Topsey in Nanny McPhee and the Big Bang, Alice in Mike Leigh’s Happy Go Lucky.
Ian Redford extensive theatre credits include The Alchemist (RSC/Barbican), Mad World My Master (RSC), Candide (RSC), Our Country’s Good (Out Of Joint), Brimstone and Treacle (Arcola), The Gatekeeper (Manchester Royal Exchange), Love the Sinner (National Theatre), Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic), Helen (The Globe), Romeo & Juliet (The Globe).
TV includes; New Tricks, Mary and Martha, Boogeyman. Film includes; The Trial of the King Killers, I.D, The Remains of the Day, Just Like a Woman.
Loot runs at the Park Theatre from 17 August – 24 September before transferring to the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Berkshire, from 28 September – 21 October.