A Season of French-Canadian Drama – Spring 2016
Thursday 18th February – Saturday 19th March
RIGHT NOW (A Présent)
The Ustinov Studio’s Season of French-Canadian Drama opens next week with the UK premiere ofRight Now, a thrilling dark comedy by award-winning Quebecois writer and actress Catherine-Anne Toupin.
It’s been a traumatic six months since Alice and Ben moved into their beautiful new apartment. Now their neighbours, Juliette and Gilles and grown-up son François, are desperate to get beyond the door, check out what changes they’ve made and make friends. But when innocent invitations for drinks and dancing turn into intrusive encounters and intimate revelations, things take a distinct turn for the weird.
Walking a line between comedy and anxiety, Right Now teases its audience with an increasing air of psychological suspense.
The cast includes Maureen Beattie who has appeared regularly with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre of Scotland, whose television appearances include Casualty, Lewis andMidsomer Murders; Sean Biggerstaff, who played Oliver Wood, (Captain of the Quidditch team) in three of the Harry Potter films; Ustinov Studio regular Lindsay Campbell (The Big Meal, Spring 2014; The Harvest, Spring 2015), and her co-star from The Harvest, RSC actor Dyfan Dwyfor and Guy Williams, whose numerous stage and screen credits include King Lear and The Seagull for the RSC, King George V in Downton Abbey, and the new feature film London Has Fallen, which opens in cinemas this month.
Right Now is co-produced by the Ustinov Studio with The Traverse Theatre and The Bush Theatre, two of the UK’s premier champions of new writing. It has been translated from the original, A Présent, by Chris Campbell, and is directed by Sir Michael Boyd, the award-winning former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, whose previous Ustinov Studio productions have included The Big Meal and The Harvest.
RIGHT NOW is at the Ustinov Studio on from Thursday 18th February – Saturday 19th March. Tickets are on sale now from the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844, or online atwww.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov
The French-Canadian Season concludes with Michel Tremblay’s Forever Yours, Marie-Lou, directed by the Ustinov Studio’s Artistic Director Laurence Boswell (24th March – 30th April).