Neil Stuke joins Dervla Kirwan in Frankie & Johnny at Chichester

Dervia Kirwan & Neil Stuke. Photo by Nobby Clark.
Dervia Kirwan & Neil Stuke. Photo by Nobby Clark.

Neil Stuke joins Dervla Kirwan at Chichester where they will play two cautious lovers whose tender and funny fledging romance unfolds over one memorable night in a New York apartment.

Paulette Randall (Fences) is set to direct Frankie & Johnny In The Clair De Lune which runs in the Minerva Theatre from November 6 – December 6.

Frankie is a world-weary, guarded waitress who works with the wise-cracking chef Johnny.

After spending the night together, Johnny refuses to go home. He wants to persuade Frankie that their one-night stand could herald the start of a special relationship.

Dervla Kirwan

She’s not so sure. Can they dump the negative baggage of their past and give love a chance before the sun comes up?

Since it first premiered off-Broadway in 1987, Frankie & Johnny in the Clair De Lune has touched a chord with audiences around the world.

The production was subsequently adapted into a film starring Michelle Pfeiffer and Al Pacino.

Dervla Kirwan plays Frankie. Her Chichester credits include Uncle Vanya; other theatre credits include The Weir (Donmar and West End), Betrayal (Donmar), Aristocrats and Exile (both for the National Theatre).

Television credits include Injustice, Casanova, True Dare Kiss and Ballykissangel.

Neil Stuke plays Johnny. Theatre credits include the recent New York premiere of Mike Bartlett’s Bull, Season’s Greetings (National Theatre) and West End productions of Boeing Boeing, Entertaining Mr Sloane, Mojo and Blue/Orange.

Television credits include Silk, Plebs and Game On.

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