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My Girl 2

by Barrie Keeffe

Directed by Paul Tomlinson

Old Red Lion Theatre
418 St John Street
Box Office: 0844 412 4307

is at the Old Red Lion from Tuesday 24 June to Saturday 12 July.

The cast are Alexander Neal (Sam) and Emily Plumtree (Anita). My Girl 2 is directed by Paul Tomlinson with design by Jacqueline Gunn and lighting by Yana Demo. My Girl 2 is produced by Dilated Theatre Company. This new version of My Girl 2, a moving bittersweet love story, is published by Methuen.

Ambition ends with a pram in the hallway

Anita and Sam live in East London. Burdened by debt, and on the eve of giving birth to their second child, Anita begins to wonder whether it was a good idea for Sam to become a social worker. Can they survive in Cameron's London on his wage with two children? Anywhere else it would be fine, but where he's needed most, can Sam make ends meet? Will their marriage take the strain, as the needs of family are pitted against the greater good?

Award winning writer Barrie Keeffe’s plays have been seen worldwide. His best known work includes the Award winning film ‘The Long Good Friday’ with Bob Hoskins and Helen Mirren. ‘Gotcha’ was revived in 2011 at Riverside Studios and has also been a BBC Play for Today. ‘Sus’ was revived at the Young Vic and toured in the UK in 2010. Barrie Keeffe has been a resident writer at the Royal Shakespeare Company and Associate Writer for the Theatre Royal Stratford East for whom he is writing a new play,

Emily Plumtree’s recent credits include Madeleine in ‘Strange Interlude’ with Anne-Marie Duff at the National Theatre. She was Diana in ‘Filumena’ at the Almeida directed by Michael Attenborough and Nerissa in The Merchant of Venice’ for the RSC directed by Rupert Goold. Alexander Neal played the title role in ‘Ivanov’ and Konstantin in ‘The Seagull’. He was Karn in ‘Sus’ directed by Paul Tomlinson for Dilated Theatre for which he was nominated for an Offie Award. He played ‘King Lear’ directed by James Purefoy at Central School. Last year Paul Tomlinson has directed in many theatres around the UK and Europe. He recently directed ‘The Captain of Kopenick’ at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and Fin Kennedy’s ‘Mehndi Night’ at the Southwark Playhouse. Jacqueline Gunn has designed for the RSC, Nottingham Playhouse, Traverse and The Tron Edinburgh, the ENO and the Munich Biennale.


Tues 24 June – Sat 12 July,
Tue-Sat Perfs 7.30pm, Sat mat 3pm, Sun mat 2pm
Tickets: £5 - £15 + booking fee Running time 2 hours including interval
Tube: Angel
Buses: 19, 30, 38, 153, 341, 43, 205, 214, 394, 73, 476

3 June 2013