Park Theatre

Louise Jameson to star in Park’s Ridley revival

By Robin Johnson, Published February 8, 2018

Stage star Louise Jameson has been cast in the Park Theatre‘s upcoming revival of Philip Ridley’s Vincent River, co-starring with recent graduate Thomas Mahy in his London stage debut.

Jameson, who is perhaps best known for portraying Dr Who assistant Leela in the Seventies opposite Tom Baker, has often performed on stage with the National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company, and recently starred in the 60th anniversary touring production of The Mousetrap. She now co-stars with Mahy, a recent graduate of Drama Centre, London.

Vincent River is a modern classic by Ridley, and was a huge success when it premiered at the Hampstead Theatre in 2001, going on to become a smash-hit in the West End in 2007. Thrilling, heartbreaking and darkly humorous by turns, Vincent River is a powerful exploration of hate crime – and society’s need to crush ‘difference’.

Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy

Louise Jameson and Thomas Mahy

Davey has seen something he can never forget. Anita has been forced to flee her home. Tonight, they meet for the first time… and their lives will change forever.

Director Robert Chevara said: ”Philip Ridley is one of Britain’s greatest living writers and I have always wanted to direct his work and collaborate with him. Vincent River is both a modern classic and a dazzling, visionary piece of theatre.”

Vincent River will run at London’s Park Theatre from Tuesday 20 March – Saturday 14 April. Tickets can be booked through the Park Theatre website.