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Stephen Tompkinson stars in Pig Farm

Published 23 September 2015

Stephen Tompkinson will make his London stage return this autumn when he stars alongside Dan Fredenburgh, Erik Odom and Charlotte Parry in Greg Kotis’ comedy Pig Farm at the St James Theatre.

Last seen on the London stage in 2012 when he led the cast of the West End’s Spamalot, The Wild At Heart and DCI Banks actor will play gun-toting farmer Teddy in the production from 21 October to 21 November.

Fredenburgh, whose London stage credits include Bang, Bang, Bang at the Royal Court, and Parry (The Colby Sisters Of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, Tricycle Theatre) will play Tom and Tina, a couple struggling for survival on the titular farm.

The only help they have is from Odom’s hired hand Tim. Best known for playing the role of Peter in The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2, Odom reunites with Pig Farm director Katharine Farmer following their work together on Last Train To Nibroc in the US.

The latest work from Urinetown The Musical writer Kotis, Pig Farm charts the story of Tom and Tina. As troubles simmer dangerously in their search for solace, the arrival of another alliteratively named character –Teddy – causes things to go from bad to worse.

Billed as “A hilarious tale of regular folk, human sludgery and the American dream dragged through the mud”, the four-hander will open at the Victoria venue following the forthcoming run of Leslie Briscusse concert Pure Imagination, which stars Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy and Julie Atherton, and runs from 24 September to 17 October.

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