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Amanda Hale withdraws from Martyr

Published 14 August 2015

Natalie Radmall-Quirke will take the lead role in the Unicorn Theatre’s forthcoming production of Martyr after The Nether star Amanda Hale has been forced to withdraw from the show due to unforeseen circumstances.

Radmall-Quirke will follow her current performance in The Playboy Of The Western World, which plays at Southwark Playhouse until 29 August, to take to the stage of the London Bridge venue from 15 September to 10 October.

Exploring religious extremism in the classroom, Martyr is suitable for ages 15 and older, and follows the story of school boy Benjamin, who refuses to take part in swimming lessons. His mother assumes he’s on drugs or has body issues but in reality he has found God and the mixed-sex activity offends him.

Radmall-Quirke joins a cast that also includes Flaminia Cinque, Kriss Dosanjh, Mark Lockyer Brian Lonsdale, Farshid Rokey, Jessye Romeo and Daniel O’Keefe, who were announced earlier this week.

A provocative and urgent exploration of the clash between fundamentalism and tolerance in western democracy, Martyr will play at the Unicorn Theatre as part of an exciting autumn season that includes the fairytale villain-inspired Baddies: The Musical, Valentina Ceschi and Thomas Eccleshare’s wintry tale for children aged three and older, The Snow Child, and interactive polar bear story Breaking The Ice.

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