Former Doctor Who, Matt Smith, will return to the London stage later this year, appearing in new play Unreachable at the Royal Court Theatre from 2 July to 6 August.
Smith is joined in the production, not by Daleks and Cybermen, but by London stage regulars Amanda Drew and Jonjo O’Neill, Richard Pyros, and relative newcomer Tamara Lawrance.
With the help of a sonic screwdriver and a TARDIS, Smith became a household name as the world’s favourite Timelord. He was last seen on stage playing the murderous Patrick Bateman in the musical adaptation of American Psycho, and previously appeared in Royal Court productions of Fresh Kills and That Face.
Former EastEnders star Drew has a host of Royal Court credits to her name, but most recently appeared opposite Olivier Award winner Kenneth Cranham in The Father in the West End.
Royal Shakespeare Company regular O’Neill and Pyros, who is more often seen gracing Australian stages, previously worked together on the Sloane Square venue’s production of Collaboration, while Lawrance can currently be seen in BBC hit Undercover.
Little is currently known about Neilson’s new play, as he works by developing the plot and script with his cast in the rehearsal room. But through this process, content will be posted to Unreachable’s website to update audiences on the show’s progress. The first, an enigmatic trailer, has already been added.
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Unreachable runs at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Downstairs as part of a season that also includes Katie Mitchell’s Ophelias Zimmer, LIFT productions Minefield and Open For Eyerything, and Suzan-Lori Parks’ triptych Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3).