Gritty black comedy The Albatross 3rd & Main opens the new PARK90 season at London’s Park Theatre next week.
Hamish Clark, Charlie Allen and Andrew St Clair-James star in this American tale of three men, a mountain of debt, and a box of priceless roadkill.
Written and directed by Simon David Eden, The Albatross 3rd & Main explores the dark side of the ‘Eagle Feather Law’: US federal legislation which states that only enrolled members of federally approved tribes can legally possess eagle feathers.
The law denies many of the indigenous population their sovereignty and makes practicing their ancient rituals and tribal ceremonies illegal.
Gene Lacy is down on his luck. He’s ducking creditors, huge gambling debts, and an ex-wife with very expensive tastes.
So when Spider walks into his store with a golden lottery ticket in the shape of a rare and valuable dead bird, doing a black market deal with the nearby Native American reservation seems like a no-brainer.
As it’s a felony offence to even be in possession of the bird, the road to turning the windfall into a win for all is fraught with danger at every turn for this backwater band of desperados.
Hamish Clark (Gene Lacy) is best-known for his leading role as Duncan in BBCTV Monarch Of The Glen. His theatre credits include: Almost, Maine (Park Theatre); Donkeys Years (Comedy Theatre); 24 Hour Plays (The Old Vic); Haunted (The Arts Theatre) and The Agent (The Old Red Lion).
Other TV credits include: Arrested Development (Netflix/Fox) Liz and Dick (Lifetime); Rab C Nesbitt (BBC Scotland); Small Fish (BBC); Blessed (BBC) and The Only Boy For Me (ITV).
Charlie Allen joins the cast as Spider. His theatre includes: From Dusk Till Dawn (Kings Head) Atrophy (Etcetera Theatre) Faster Higher Stronger Straighter (Scealta Mora) The Taming of the Shrew (Festival Shakespeare Company) and Bug (Brighton Fringe).
Andrew St Clair-James (Lullaby). In addition to his acting career, Andrew is also artistic irector of the Moors Theatre, London. His theatre credits include The Truth, Heramiss Island, Enlightened and An Ex-Engagement (Moors Theatre), Clouds of Grey (Park Theatre), Sherlock Holmes in Trouble (Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester), Twelfth Night (Voice Theatre) and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicken Shed Theatre & Everyman Voice Theatre Tour).
The Albatross 3rd & Main runs in the Park90 from January 10-February 4.