Stella Gonet will appear in the Royal Court Theatre’s forthcoming production Hope, which reunites writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany following their success with the venue’s hugely successful Let The Right One In.
Thorne’s latest play, which follows the acclaimed writer’s recent screen successes Glue and This Is England ’86, will play from 26 November to 10 January in the Royal Court’s Jerwood Theatre Downstairs space.
Exploring the workings of local government, Hope is described as “an urgent, responsive play about where we are right now politically”. Funny, heartfelt and scathing, the drama will examine our disillusionment with the current political parties and asks where we go from here.
Holby City star Gonet, who was most recently seen in the hugely successful West End transfer of Handbagged, will be joined in the production by Rudi Dharmalingam (England People Very Nice, National Theatre), Top Boy star Sharon Duncan-Brewster, Casualty’s Jo Eastwood, Royal Court regular Christine Entwisle (Primetime, Narrative and The Wonderful World Of Dissocia), Tom Georgeson (Judgement Day, Almeida Theatre), Paul Higgins (Children Of The Sun, National Theatre), Tracy Beaker star Nisha Nayar and Tommy Knight, who can currently be seen playing Caleb Bray in Thorne’s E4 series Glue.
Hope will follow Tim Price’s eccentric Teh Internet Is Serious Business, which concludes its run in the Jerwood Theatre Downstairs this weekend, and the short run of Duncan Macmillan and Chris Rapley’s 2071, which plays from 5 to 15 November.