Casting for new comedy Going Ape at London’s Union Theatre

Last Updated on 21 June 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Andrew Corbet Burcher’s new comedy, Going Ape, has secured the cast for its run at the Union Theatre in London

Going Ape Union Theatre
Henry Collie, Anabel Kutay, Melanie La Barrie, Sion Lloyd, Laura Tyrer and Gabriel Vick

Casting has been announced for the delayed run of Andrew Corbet Burcher’s new comedy, Going Ape, at London’s Union Theatre.

Melanie La Barrie will play Eve alongside Anabel Kutay as Genevieve, Sion Lloyd as Adam, Gabriel Vick as Cain, Henry Collie as Seth and Laura Tyrer as Lucy.

After being postponed because of Covid-19, the show will run at the Union Theatre from 29 June to 10 July 2021.

Going Ape challenges both religion and science by bringing together various “first” humans. Adam and Eve, who lived for 900 years after their expulsion from the Garden of Eden, are both waiting for their son Cain to drop in for a visit. But Cain brings with him a woman he’s met in Africa – Australopithecus Afarensis, the earliest known woman. As Cain’s girlfriend is introduced to the family, it soon becomes clear they are destined to put on the first show on earth.

The production is directed by Evan Ensign with a team including costume designer Cieranne Kennedy-Bell, set designer Poppy Corbet Burcher, lighting and sound designer Tom Evans, company stage manager Andrew Holton and casting director Kate Plantin. It is produced by Dance Attic Studios with associate producer Rebecca Andrews.

Andrew Corbet Burcher is the director of Dance Attic Studios in Fulham and also wrote Isolated Incident which was staged at Dance Attic Studios in 2017.

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