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Joe Coen joins Michelle Collins at Park Theatre

Published February 7, 2017

Leading television and stage actress Michelle Collins is to be joined by newly announced cast member Joe Coen (Bad Jews) for the world premiere of A Dark Night In Dalston.

It’s Friday evening on a council estate in Dalston. Gideon, a young, observant Jewish man from the other side of town is attacked. The warm-hearted and quirky Gina insists on protecting him in her flat. As Gideon recovers, dusk falls and Sabbath begins, meaning no strictly observant Jew can travel by any form of transport. Gideon is intrigued and beguiled by Gina and, as the night draws in, temptation and passions rise while Gina’s husband Billy lies bedbound next door. One night, one secret. What will these two lonely Londoners have to face in the morning?

Penned by award-winning writer Stewart Permutt, this funny and touching play follows a fateful evening when an assault brings two Londoners together from different communities. The official press night is Monday 13th March, 7pm in PARK90.

A Dark Night In Dalston sees director Tim Stark return to Park Theatre, following 2014’s highly acclaimed Jonah and Otto by Robert Holman.

Michelle Collins is an accomplished actress on stage and screen. She has appeared in both EastEnders and Coronation Street, 2000 Acres of Sky, The Illustrated Mum and Miss Marple to name a few. Her theatre credits include Rattle of a Simple Man (Comedy Theatre), The Glass Supper (Hampstead Theatre) and more recently Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour), Kindertransport (Chickenshed, London) and Thoroughly Modern Millie (UK Tour).

Joe Coen’s theatre credits include Bad Jews (Arts Theatre, West End, St James Theatre and Ustinov Studio Bath); The Mighty Walzer (Royal Exchange Manchester) and The Rubenstein Kiss (Nottingham Playhouse).

A Dark Night In Dalston will also feature PARK90’s first ever captioned performance on Wednesday 29th March at 7.45pm. For the first time ever, Park Theatre is offering an access performance programmed for every production in its current season.

The show plays at the Park Theatre from the 7 March-1 April; you can book your tickets through us here.

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