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Trevor White and Angela Griffin will star in Building The Wall at Park Theatre (Photo: Tomas Turpie)

Trevor White and Angela Griffin will star in Building The Wall at Park Theatre (Photo: Tomas Turpie)

Angela Griffin & Trevor White are Building The Wall at the Park

Robin Johnson

By Robin Johnson Published 28 March 2018

Angela Griffin and Trevor White will star in the Park Theatre‘s upcoming political thriller Building The Wall, which centres on one critical interview in a world clouded by “fake news”.

Building The Wall imagines a 2019 in which the infamous “beautiful wall” between Mexico and the United States has been constructed – leading to a series of horrifying events.

Lewis (ITV), Brief Encounters (ITV) and Ordinary Lies (BBC One) actress Griffin will play Gloria, an African American historian granted an interview with Rick (The Durrells and The Dark Knight Rises actor Trevor White), who is incarcerated awaiting sentencing for the crime of the century. With the truth struggling to emerge from the “fake news” surrounding the President, Gloria is Rick’s only chance to tell his version of the truth.

Building The Wall at the Park Theatre

Angela Griffin’s stage credits include The Captive Queen (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, The Globe), Breeders (St James Theatre) and One Man, Two Guvnors (Theatre Royal Haymarket), while Trevor White has previously starred in Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Apollo Theatre).

Penned by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning writer Robert Schenkkan, Building The Wall examines what happens when an ordinary person becomes a cog in a regime – and how the inconceivable can often become the inevitable.

Schenkkan said of the show: “I wrote Building The Wall in October, 2016, before the Presidential election… The real danger lies in the ways in which political leaders and ordinary people excuse, rationalise, and even seek to justify such dangerous sentiments. The results, as history has shown us time and again, are disastrous.”

Building The Wall begins performances at the Park Theatre on Wednesday 2 May, playing until Saturday 2 June.

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