The Park Theatre has announced full casting for their dark new comedy Saving Jason, penned by two-time Olivier Award nominated writer Peter Quilter.
Jacques Miché will play the titular character of Jason, a rebellious teenage son in a surburban 1996 household, whose life is a concoction of midnight raves, suspicious friends and Ecstasy tablets. Jacques has recently performed in the smash-hit production of Bugsy Malone at the Lyric Hammersmith.
He will be joined by Tor Clark (previous credits including television’s Not Going Out, Humans) and William Oxborrow (Guys And Dolls at the Savoy Theatre) as parents Trevor and Linda, who, in a moment of madness, attempt to change his ways by staging a fake funeral for him in the family living room. But the bleak vision of their son’s future sees the wider family join in the charade, and the evening soon descends into drink, pills and muffins. Can Jason’s soul be saved?
The cast is completed by Cory Petersen (the film Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them) as Derek, Julia Armstrong (The Rise & Fall Of Little Voice at Greenwich Theatre) as Angela, and Paddy Navin (The Crucible at The Old Vic) as Mary.
Saving Jason is directed by Steven Dexter, and plays in the Off-West End venue’s more intimate space, Park90, from 2 November until 3 December 2016.
Tickets can be purchased from the Park Theatre’s website.