Jason Hughes and Siwan Morris will lead the cast in the Royal Court Theatre’s forthcoming premiere of Gary Owen’s intimate new drama Violence And Son.
The production, which will play in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from 3 June to 11 July, tells the story of 17-year-old Liam who is forced to move from London to the middle of nowhere to live with his estranged father after the death of his mother.
London Theatre regular Hughes, who is best known for his TV hits This Life and Midsomer Murders, will return to the Royal Court following credits in A Real Class Affair and Phaedra’s Love to play Rick, Liam’s father who has earned the ominous nickname Violence.
Hughes’ fellow Welsh co-star Morris returns to the Sloane Square venue following Gas Station Angel, but is arguably best known for her credits away from the stage, with her numerous works on screen including appearances in in Doctor Who, Skins and Wolfblood.
The pair will be joined by two young performers; recent LAMDA graduate David Moorst, who made his professional stage debut last year in Hampstead Theatre’s Wonderland, and Morfydd Clark, who can currently be seen in the critically acclaimed film The Falling.
Violence And Sons will follow the Royal Court’s current politically timely production Who Cares into the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs when the promenade piece comes to the end of its run on 16 May. In the theatre’s larger Jerwood Theatre Downstairs space, things continue to get dark with The Twits continuing its residence until 31 May.