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A Thousand Miles of History - nominated for Best Off West-End Production, Whatsonstage Awards 2014

A new play by Harold Finley

Bussey Building, 133 Rye Lane, Peckham SE15 4ST
Box Office: 0844 477 1000
Nearest Rail Peckham Rye - National Rail plus new section of London Overground Buses: 12, 78, 343, 197, 37, 63, 363.

Has been nominated for Best Off West-End Production in the Whatsonstage Awards 2014.

It was at The Bussey Building, Peckham from Monday 4 March 2013 for a four week season to Saturday 30 March. The press performance will be Monday 11 March at 7.00pm.

It is written and directed by Harold Finley, with design by Mike Lees, music by David Turpin, movement by Alice Jordan, projection & film design by Tommy Lexen, sound by Jamie Flockton, and lighting by Anna Sbokou. It is produced by Truly Fierce Productions and supported by Arts Council England.

Casting includes Adam Riches (Andy Warhol), Michael Walters (Jean-Michel Basquiat), Simon Ginty (Keith Haring), Joseph Mydell (Gerard Basquiat), Lisa Caruccio Came (Mary Boone), Miles Mitchell (Juan Dubose), James Kermack (Mr Universe), Emmanuel Imani (Fab 5 Freddy/Shenge).

A Thousand Miles Of History has been developed at Soho Theatre and Lincoln Center Theatre, New York. Michael Walters has just completed filming in ‘About Time’ by Richard Curtis with Rachel McAdams and Bill Nighy. He was in Rob Ashford’s production of ‘Anna Christie’ at the Donmar in 2011 with Ruth Wilson and Jude Law. Adam Riches’ ‘Bring Me The Head of Adam Riches’ won Best Show at the 2011 Edinburgh Comedy Awards and ran for 5 weeks at the Soho Theatre earlier this year. Simon Ginty will be seen in the BBC series ‘The White Queen’ with Caroline Goodall and Rupert Graves. Joseph Mydell’s extensive career includes as Casca in Greg Doran’s recent production of ‘Julius Caesar’. He was Player King in Hamlet with John Simm and Michelle Dockery at Sheffield Crucible, and Dr Baugh in ‘Cat On A Hot Tin Roof’ with James Earl Jones at the Novello. Lisa Carrucio Came was in ‘Rocket to the Moon’ at the National 2011.

Set in the 1980’s SAMO Is Dead appeared on buildings across lower Manhattan when teenage Jean-Michel Basquiat killed off his graffiti phenomenon and launched a fine art career.

As Basquiat moved out of the streets and into the galleries of Soho, so did his new friend Keith Haring, having caught the art world's attention with his subway drawings. Together, they rapidly became international art superstars, befriending the legendary Andy Warhol. The lives and work of all three artists became intertwined.

Jean Michel Basquiat and Keith Haring’s work continue to be shown in major exhibitions worldwide. The Bussey Building, a former factory, is now studios for visual artists, and the Royal Court’s theatre local.

Mon 4 – Sat 30 March, Mon-Sat 7.45pm, Sat mat 3:30pm. Press perf Mon 11 March 7.00pm.
Tickets £10 4,5,6 March, £14 - £10 (conc) 7 – 30 March

11 December 2012