Richard Bremmer, Cecilia Noble and Amy Morgan will spend the cold winter months in a Catholic school having been cast in Kathy Burke’s forthcoming production of Once A Catholic at the Tricycle theatre.
Well known for playing a younger Voldemort in the first of the Harry Potter film franchise, Bremmer will swap educational institutions, replacing Hogwarts with Our Lady Of Fatima girls’ convent school when he takes on the role of teacher Mr Emmanuelli in Mary J O’Malley’s acclaimed play about a group of female classmates from 21 November to 18 January.
The actor, who has notched up numerous credits at the RSC, National Theatre and in the West End, is joined by fellow NT and RSC regular Noble, who will no doubt feel at home in the riotous comedy having recently won acclaim for her comic performance as Sister Moore in the NT’s production of The Amen Corner, and Morgan, whose recent stage credits include Trelawny Of The Wells at the Donmar Warehouse and Hay Fever in the West End.
The trio will appear alongside Mr Selfridge star Calum Callaghan, last seen on the London stage in Port at the National Theatre, Sean Campion, who returns to the Tricycle theatre following performances in Stones In His Pockets, The Dead School and Burke’s production of The Quare Fellow, and Clare Cathcart, whose credits include Truth And Reconciliation and Our Private Lives at the Royal Court.
Completing the cast are Oliver Coopersmith, most recently seen in The Physicists at the Donmar Warehouse, Kate Lock (Madras House, Lyric Hammersmith), Molly Logan (Blue Stockings, Shakespeare’s Globe) and Last Tango In Halifax’s Katherine Rose Morley.
The Tricycle theatre will host O’Malley’s comic tale about class 5A as their last year in uniform comes to an unholy climax following current production Handbagged, which has recently announced an extension to its run, keeping the tale of Margaret Thatcher and the Queen at the venue until 16 November.