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The Hired Man

by Melvyn Bragg and Howard Goodall

Mercury Theatre Balkerne Gate Colchester Essex CO1 1PT
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The award winning musical The Hired Man by Melvyn Bragg and Howard Goodall will be presented from Thurs 21 March – Sat 6 April directed by Artistic Director Daniel Buckroyd. This is a Mercury Theatre, Colchester & Curve Theatre, Leicester co-production.

The Hired Man will be at The Curve Theatre Leicester from Fri 12 – Sat 27 April 2013.

The cast is led by David Hunter as John, Julie Atherton as Emily and Kit Orton as Jackson. David Hunter has been in ‘One Man Two Guvnors’ at the National and Adelphi Theatres. David was in the semi-finals in ITV ‘Superstar’s auditions in July 2012. His band Reemer have supported a McFly nationwide arena tour. Julie Atherton’s stage roles include as Cinderella in the Sean Holmes Lyric pantomime 2012, Kate Monster in ‘Avenue Q’ Noel Coward Theatre, and in ‘Sister Act’ Palladium and in ‘Mama Mia’ Prince Edward Theatre. Kit Orton’s recent stage roles include as Sir Lancelot in ‘Spamalot’, West End and UK tour. He was in Craig Revel Horwood’s production of ‘Spend, Spend, Spend’ at the Watermill Theatre.

Other cast include Christopher Staines, Gary Tushaw, Jamie Barnard, Jill Cardo, Mark Stobbart, Matthew Rutherford, Jenni Bowden, and Rachael Gladwin.

The musical is set in Cumbria at the beginning of the twentieth century and is about a young couple and their struggle to make a living from the land, prior to the First World War. Daniel Buckroyd has reassembled the same creative team as his acclaimed 2007 UK tour & subsequent New York season.

Thurs 21 March – Sat 6 April, Mon - Sat 7.30pm, Matinees Thurs 2.30pm (exc Thurs 21 March), Sats 2.30pm, No perfs Fri 29 March or Mon 1 April.

12 February 2013