Lyndsey Turner will return to the Royal Court theatre next year with Perrier Award-winner Will Adamsdale’s new show The Victorian In The Wall.
A co-production with theatre company Fuel, The Victorian In The Wall will play in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs from 11 May (press night 16 May) to 8 June following a UK tour and will be devised by Adamsdale alongside cast members Jason Barnett, Chris Branch, Matthew Steer and Melanie Wilson.
Described as a “surreal and fantastical story”, the comedy quite literally tells the story of a man who discovers a Victorian man living in the wall of his flat. A work-shy writer, can this discovery of the bizarrely placed stranger help unlock his hopeless career and flagging relationship? Probably not.
Adamsdale’s 2004 Perrier Award-winning show Jackson’s Way played at the Royal Court in 2011 as part of the writer, performer and comedian’s marathon tour of 26 London venues, The London Jacksathon. His other work for stage includes the Scotsman Fringe First and Total Theatre Award-winning The Receipt and The Summer House, which ran at the Gate theatre earlier this year.
Turner, who will co-direct the production with Adamsdale, is a regular at the Royal Court with credits including Our Private Life, A Miracle, Contractions and the hugely successful Posh. Outside of the Sloane Square venue she has directed Philadelphia, Here I Come! at the Donmar Warehouse and There Is A War at the National Theatre.