Casting for revival of Peter Gill’s Small Change

Last Updated on 16 August 2021 by Showcall Editorial Team

Peter Gill’s modern classic, Small Change, is to be revived at Omnibus Theatre in Clapham in London

Small Change Omnibus
Sioned Jones, Andy Rush, Tameka Mortimer and Toby Gordon

Casting has been announced for the new revival of Peter Gill’s play, Small Change, at Omnibus Theatre in London.

It will feature Toby Gordon as Vincent, Sioned Jones as Mrs Harte, Tameka Mortimer as Mrs Driscoll and Andy Rush as Gerard.

It will run at the Clapham theatre from 14 September to 2 October 2021, with opening night on 17 September.

It will be directed by George Richmond-Scott, associate director of West End show Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, head of performance at drama school ALRA and artistic director of Both Barrels Theatre.

Small Change is described as a “memory play”, set on the east side of Cardiff in the 1950s and the 1970s with a story about boyhood, the complex love between mothers and sons and the search for truth.

This poetic exploration of the human condition centres around Gerard, a troubled man at the end of youth, trapped by his past. He relives his vibrant childhood in search for the moment that defined him.

Originally staged at the Royal Court Theatre in 1976, Gill’s play was last performed in London in 2008, at the Donmar Warehouse, with Luke Evans, Sue Johnston, Lindsey Coulson and Matt Ryan.

Richmond-Scott said: “I was drawn to his incredibly vivid, lyrical language and his gift for evoking place and childhood. At the heart of this play is a powerful examination of parent, child and love. It’s a story that looks at how we deal with the past and old wounds in our quest for peace and reconciliation.”

The creative team also includes movement director Rachel Wise, set and costume designer Liam Bunster, lighting designer Ali Hunter, sound designer Lex Kosanke, production manager Gabriel Finn, dialect coach Mary Howland and casting director Jane Frisby.

Richmond-Scott, who previously directed the double 2018 Offie-nominated adaptation of Lorca’s Blood Wedding at Omnibus Theatre, launched production company Both Barrels Theatre in 2019.

Small Change was originally scheduled to run at Omnibus Theatre in spring 2020 but was postponed due to Covid-19 restrictions.

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