Gritty black comedy The Albatross 3rd & Main opens the new PARK90 season. Hamish Clark, Charlie Allen and Andrew St Clair-James star in this American tale of three men, a mountain of debt, and a box of priceless roadkill. Written and directed by Simon David Eden, The Albatross 3rd & Main explores the dark side of the ‘Eagle Feather Law’: US federal legislation which states that only enrolled members of federally approved tribes can legally possess eagle feathers. The law denies many of the indigenous population their sovereignty and makes practicing their ancient rituals and tribal ceremonies illegal.
Gene Lacy is down on his luck. He’s ducking creditors, huge gambling debts, and an ex-wife with very expensive tastes. So when Spider walks into his store with a golden lottery ticket in the shape of a rare and valuable dead bird, doing a black market deal with the nearby Native American reservation seems like a no-brainer. As it’s a felony offence to even be in possession of the bird, the road to turning the windfall into a win for all is fraught with danger at every turn for this backwater band of desperados.
The Albatross 3rd & Main will include the first ever relaxed performance in PARK90, beginning a season of access performances available for every production. A relaxed performance is designed to welcome people who may benefit from a more relaxed environment. This will entail adjustments to lighting and sound levels, a relaxed attitude towards noise and moving around the auditorium, and a break area for anyone wishing to take time out from the production.
Hamish Clark will play the role of Gene Lacy. Hamish is best-known for his leading role as ‘Duncan’ in 7 series of Monarch Of The Glen (BBC 1) and ‘Roger’ in 3 series of My Wonderful Life (Granada/ITV). His theatre credits include: Almost, Maine (Park Theatre); Donkeys Years (Comedy Theatre); 24 Hour Plays (The Old Vic); Haunted (The Arts Theatre); The Agent (The Old Red Lion), The Birds (Gate Theatre) and The Demon Headmaster (NT Studio).
Charlie Allen joins the cast as Spider. Charlie trained at the Rose Bruford School of Speech and Drama. He won Best Male Lead Performer, Brighton Festival 2012 and was recipient of the Outstanding Theatre Award Brighton Fringe 2013. Theatre includes: From Dusk Till Dawn (Kings Head) Atrophy (Etcetera Theatre) Faster Higher Stronger Straighter (Scealta Mora) The Taming of the Shrew (Festival Shakespeare Company) Bug (Brighton Fringe) No Particular Place To Go (Chronicle Theatre) Film includes: Brothers of War; Brighton Rock
Andrew St Clair-James will play the role of Lullaby. In addition to his acting career, Andrew is also Artistic Director of the Moors Theatre, London. His theatre credits include The Truth, Heramiss Island, Enlightened and An Ex-Engagement (Moors Theatre), Clouds of Grey (Park Theatre), Sherlock Holmes in Trouble (Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester), Twelfth Night (Voice Theatre) and Midsummer Night’s Dream (Chicken Shed Theatre & Everyman Voice Theatre Tour). His film credits include: S.N.U.B, The Honeymooners and My Feral Heart.
The Albatross 3rd & Main runs at the Park from 10 January – 4 February, with press night on 12 January. Book your tickets today!