Nick Moran will lead the cast of Roaring Trade when the tale of four bond traders putting their limits to the test opens at the Park Theatre next month.
Steve Thompson’s play, which follows the wildly different quartet as power, lust and ambition run amok, plays at the Finsbury Park venue from 23 September to 24 October.
The production marks Moran’s first London stage return since his performance in 2013’s Twelve Angry Men at the Garrick Theatre. An actor, writer and director, the Mr Selfridge star is arguably best known for his screen roles, which include Lock, Stock And Two Smoking Barrels and Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows – Part 1 and Part 2.
Moran will be joined in the cast by soap star Michael McKell (Crazy For You, Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Timothy George (Positive, Park Theatre), The Bill’s Melanie Gutteridge, Melissa Aston-Munslow and 16-year-old William Nye.
The production, which is directed by Alan Cohen, will see Moran take on the role of top dog Donny, whose coarse tactics are challenged when a younger new arrival fights to stage a claim in the bank. With Jess (Aston-Munslow) wrapping clients around her little finger, bright Cambridge grad Spoon (George) has to catch up fast, while seasoned trader PJ (McKell) lags behind as he struggles to paper over the cracks of a family life in suburbia.