True West

by Sam Shepard, directed by Phillip Breen

A modern classic by one of America’s most renowned living playwrights, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.

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STEVEN ELLIOT as Saul Read More

Theatre includes: Frankenstein, The Winter’s Tale, National Theatre; Titus Andronicus, Julius Caesar, Revenger’s Tragedy, Henry V, Twelfth Night, Pentecost, The Bite of the Night, The Jew of Malta, Measure for Measure, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Words, Words, Words, Royal Shakespeare Company; The Devil Inside Him, National Theatre Wales; Dancing at Lughnasa, Abbey Theatre, Dublin; King Lear, Almeida Theatre; True West, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; Inherit the Wind, Dumb Show, New Vic, Stoke; Arcadia, Bristol Old Vic; The Winter’s Tale, Sherman, Cardiff; Amadeus, Hamlet, And Then There Were None, and an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma, Salisbury Playhouse.
Film includes: Hamlet; Les Misérables; Cold Earth; Rise of the Appliances; Green Monkey; TraumaTime Bandits
Television includes: Da Vinci’s Demons; Judge John Deed; Porthpenwaig; Inspector Morse; Holby City; Harpur and Isles; Van der Valk; Art that Shook the World; 90 Days in Hollywood; Mike Bassett and Manager.

Steven trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. He is an Associate Artist at Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Macbeth; Two Princes, A Chorus of Disapproval; Arcadia; Troilus and Cressida; Measure for Measure; The Suicide and Noises Off) and Assistant Director to Terry Hands on the Clwyd Theatre Cymru production of Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw.

ALEX FERNS as Lee Read More

Theatre includes: Casualties, Park Theatre; South Pacific, Barbican and UK tour; The Hard Man, King’s Theatre, Edinburgh; Little Shop of Horrors, UK tour; And Then There Were None, UK tour; Guys and Dolls, West End and UK tour; Strangers on a Train, No.1 tour; Coyote on a Fence, West End/Royal Exchange, Manchester; I.D. Almeida Theatre; Art, Whitehall Theatre; A Totally Obscure Man, National Theatre Studio; A Streetcar Named Desire, Richard, Don Juan, Mercury Theatre, Colchester; Romeo and Juliet, Stray Theatre Co.; Burning Blue, Alexander Theatre; All in the Timing, Pact Productions; Macbeth, Market Theatre; Hamlet, Playhouse Company; and King Lear, Baxter Theatre Company.
Film includes: Tarzan; Legend; Caring for the Recently Deceased; Hot Property; Farewell; Shadow Man; Joyeux Noel; Man Dancin’; Britannic; and The Ghost and the Darkness.
Television includes: The Passing Bells; 24: Live Another Day; The Widower; Casualty; Low Winter Sun; MI High; Ancient Rome; Making Waves; EastEnders; Randall and Hopkirk; Wings; Doctors; Holby City; Taggart; The Bill; Psychos; Black Velvet Band; Rhodes; Legends Never Die; A Year in Moments.
Radio includes: Macbeth, BBC Radio 4; People Are Living There, BBC.
Awards include: nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at the OSCARS, Golden Globes and BAFTAs; winner of Best Newcomer and Best Storyline at the TV Quick Awards and nominated for Best Actor; winner of Best Actor at the inside Soap Awards; winner of Best Newcomer and Best Villain at the British Soap Awards; winner of Best Actor - Boner in Burning Blue (1997).

EUGENE O'HARE as Austin Read More

Theatre includes: True West, The Caretaker, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow; Translations, National Theatre; War, Strindberg Theatre, Stockholm; Riff Raff, Arcola Theatre; Victoria Wood’s Talent, Menier Chocolate Factory; Our Private Life, Royal Court; A Moon for the Misbegotten, The Old Vic/Brooks Atkinson Theatre/Broadway; Farewell, Field Day Theatre Company; Waiting for Godot, Grand Opera House, Belfast; The Civilisation Game, Lyric Theatre, Belfast; Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme, Abbey Theatre, Dublin/Hampstead Theatre; Red Velvet, Tricycle Theatre/ New York.
Film includes: Prometheus; Nothing Personal.
Television includes: Ten Days to War; The Fall; Waking the Dead; London Irish; Black Mirror; The Dark Road; Coming Up.
Radio includes: In Pursuit of the Uneatable; Translations; Red Velvet; Farewell (BBC).

As a writer Eugene was recently commissioned to pen the play Hospital Food for the 2015 Connections programme. Previous commissions include Refuge for the Abbey Theatre, Dublin and Shopping for Boys for the Channel 4 4Screenwriters project. He is a member of Field Day Theatre Company.

BARBARA RAFFERTY as Mom Read More

Theatre includes: The House of Bernarda Alba, Raindog; Blood Wedding, Communicado; Steel Magnolias, Dundee Rep; The Missing, National Theatre of Scotland; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty UK Ltd; The Shepard Beguiled, A Fine Romance, Tamlane, Gillespie, The Brunton; Blood Wedding, Donmar Warehouse; The Libertine, Citizens Theatre, Glasgow/Bristol Old Vic; Cinderella, His Majesties Aberdeen; Murder on Air, Theatre Royal Glasgow; pantomimes at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow.
Film includes: Blood Red Roses, Last King of Scotland, Women Talking Dirty, Billy Bongo Leaves Home, Last Word, The Wickerman, The Legend of Barny Thompson.
Television includes: Rab C Nesbitt as Ella Cotter, River City for five years as Shirley Henderson; Rockface; Sea of Souls; Murder Rooms; Doctors; Taggart; Doctor Finlay; The Young Person’s Guide to Becoming a Rockstar and Katie Morag, in which she plays Grandma Mainland in series two.

Barbara has also recorded many radio plays and comedies. She trained at the RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland).

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