Road  
Road

by Jim Cartwright

Directed by Dan Usztan

Tuesday 1st -
Saturday 5th November, 2016

The Tower Theatre performing at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street

Photography by Robert Piwko

Cast
Scullery : Dickon Farmar
Louise/Lane/Clare/Linda : Emily Grimson
Brother/Brink/Bald/Joey/Curt : Tom Redican
Brenda/Molly/Mrs. Bald/Helen/Marion : Sue Brodie
Carol/Dor/Chantal/Valerie : Clare Joseph
Eddie/Skin Lad/Barry/Blowpipe/Soldier : Christopher Sherwood
Eddie's Dad/Professor/Jerry/Brian : Richard Pedersen
Production Team
Director : Dan Usztan
Set Design : Jude Chalk
Costume Design : Lily Ann Coleman
Lighting Design : Adam Taylor
Sound Design : Rob Ellis

Stage Manager : Sarah Ambrose
ASM : Ruth Sanderson
Lighting Operator : Grainne Hallinan
Sound Operator : Kaushal Ginige
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Jude Chalk, Rosie Shipman, Phillip Ley, John McSpadyen, Ben Winyard, Mark Macey and the cast
Scenic Artist : Max Batty
Publicity : Jean Collins


This is Dickon Farmar's second show with the Tower, having first appeared in The Night Heron earlier this year. Last year he appeared in SEDOS' Serial Killers and he was most recently seen at the Bridewell Theatre in June playing Ken in Whose Life Is It Anyway? He is also a writer and is currently working on his third play.
 
Emily Grimson is a writer currently working in children's publishing at Girl Talk magazine; you can find her baking, making things out of old washing up bottles and, of course, writing the occasional feature. She previously studied drama at school and took part in numerous amateur productions as well as her fair share of dance shows. This is her first production in a few years and her first with the Tower Theatre Company. She can't wait to get stuck in to one of her favourite plays!
Tom Redican is a graduate of the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and has been a member of the Tower for the last 18 months. Recent roles include : Tony in Beautiful Thing and Orsino in Twelfth Night (Questors Theatre); William in Knives in Hens (Mountview); and Edward in Someone Who'll Watch Over Me (Tower Theatre).
 
Sue Brodie joined the Tower in 2006 after a long spell away from acting. Since then she has appeared in several Tower productions including Frances in Breath of Life, Delia in Whipping it Up, Wynne in Dinner, Betsey Trotwood in the Tower's touring production of David Copperfield, Serafima in Dying for It, Edie in Sailor Beware, and Kay in The Habit of Art. Earlier this year Sue performed in the Tower's production of Cooking with Elvis.
Clare Joseph trained at the Poor School. Her last theatre role was Doris in Flare Path and she can currently be seen playing a doting mum in the Weight Watcher's Healthy Living Campaign. She last worked with Dan Usztan on his beautiful production of Our Country's Good back in 2010 and she is delighted to be working with him again! This is her Tower debut.
 
Christopher Sherwood trained at Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre includes : Where Will We Live? (Southwark Playhouse/Camden People's Theatre); Little Revolution (Almeida); Foxfinder and The Last of the Haussmans (Theatro Technis); Orpheus in The Underworld (Oxford Playhouse); WAG: The Musical (Ye Olde Rose and Crown); Salome (Barons Court Theatre); The Other Side of Happiness (Battersea Barge); Marching Song (Bridewell Theatre). Films include : Adult Content; More Strange Than True (in production); Our Haven (in production); The Chain (in production); Ergo; Starling Murmuration; Subject 23. TV includes: Tripped (E4); Conspiracy (Channel 5).
Richard Pedersen last appeared on stage in the brief, but pivotal, role of Tors the Norwegian birdwatcher in The Night Heron, and subsequently operated the subtitles for Romeo and Juliet in the Paris tour. He directed Mother's Day in February this year, his directorial debut with the company. A Tower member for over 25 years, Richard has appeared in or stage managed over 30 productions and has worked on 17 Paris tours; his last appearance on the Bridewell stage was as Harry Lancaster in Marching Song. A bit of a quiz buff, Richard has been a contestant this year on Counterpoint (Radio 4) and 15 to 1 (Channel 4).
 
Dan Usztan joined the Tower Theatre in 2012 and is currently an Assistant Artistic Director. His productions for the Tower as a director include One Man, Two Guvnors and After The Dance, and acting roles include parts in Time and the Conways, The Habit of Art, Coyote on a Fence, Dancing at Lughnasa and Loot. Elsewhere, he has directed The Ruffian on the Stair, Our Country's Good, Bear Hug, The Crucible, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Daisy Pulls It Off (Woodhouse Players); The Comedy of Errors (Courtyard Theatre, Hoxton); and The Importance of Being Earnest (Crucible Studio).