Friday, 22 April 2016

The Mighty Walzer at Royal Exchange

 Tracy-Ann Oberman

The Royal Exchange Theatre presents:
Adapted by Simon Bent

30 June – 30 July – The Theatre 

Elliot Levey, renowned stage and screen actor and Tracy-Ann Oberman, recognised for her explosive role as Chrissy Watts in EASTENDERS and the powerful Yvonne Hartman in DR. WHO, lead an outstanding cast of ten in the Royal Exchange Theatre’s world premiere of THE MIGHTY WALZER. Directed by Jonathan Humphreys and adapted by Simon Bent from the novel by Man Booker Prize winning author Howard Jacobson, this sharply comic coming of age story follows Elliot Levey’s Oliver as he discovers the fast paced world of ping-pong and the wonderfully enigmatic Lorna Peachley.
Tracy-Ann Oberman plays matriarch Sadie Walzer in this hilarious homage to the Manchester of Jacobson’s youth that runs at the Exchange from 30 June – 30 July. The cast is completed by Daniel Abelson, Joe Coen, David Crellin, Ilan Goodman, Ann Marcuson, James Parris, Lily Sacofsky and Jonathan Tafler.
Director Jonathan Humphreys said of bring this cast together…
‘I am incredibly excited about this razor sharp group of actors we have to perform Simon Bent’s dazzling new adaptation of Howard’s Manchester masterpiece. They are an inordinately talented bunch who are going to bring 1950s Manchester into startling high definition at the Exchange this July.’
Elliot Levey’s credits for the stage include CORIOLANUS (Donmar Warehouse), THE RULING CLASS (ATG) and KAFKA'S DICK (Theatre Royal Bath). Film and television credits include THE LADY IN THE VAN (Nicholas Hytner) and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM (BBC). Tracy-Ann Oberman’s credits also include NEW TRICKS (BBC) and MCQUEEN (St James Theatre / Haymarket).

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