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Cradle Me

by Simon Vinnicombe

Finborough Theatre,
The Finborough,
118 Finborough Road,
London SW10 9ED
Box Office 0844 847 1652

This new play will be at the Finborough Theatre from Wed 1 October to Saturday 25 October. The press performance is on Friday 3 October at 7.30pm. Methuen will publish the script in October.

"On the odd occasion and worst of f**king all there is sympathy. I could handle them avoiding me. I could handle the odd empty look of sympathy - The 'I'm sorry's' or 'if it were my'... I could handle that... But this..."

In the aftermath of an unspeakable yet avoidable tragedy, a family finds themselves torn apart by grief and turning for comfort to Daniel, the troubled teenage boy who lives next door.

In the cast are Sarah Bedi, Paul Herzberg, Sharon Maughan, Luke Treadaway. It is directed by Duncan Macmillan, with design by Paul Burgess and sound by Theo Holloway. CRADLE ME is produced by SAW Productions.

Simon Vinnicombe’s first play was ‘Year Ten’ at the Finborough in 2005. This transferred to BAC as part of the Time Out Critics’ Choice season in 2006. Methuen published the script. ‘Year Ten’ has subsequently been seen across Europe and his film adaptation is for The First Film Company. He wrote ‘Turf’ for the Bush earlier this year. Duncan Macmillan is best known as a playwright. He is the winner of two Bruntwood Awards at the Royal Exchange, is a member of the Royal Court/BBC 50 and the Old Vic New Voices and is Writer in Residence at Paines Plough.

Sharon Maughan’s (Marion) stage roles include in ‘Arcadia’ for the National and in the West End ‘Habeas Corpus’ and ‘Filumena’, and repertory seasons throughout the UK. She won A Drama-Logue Award for Best Actress in ‘Out of Our Father’s House’. She was in BBC ‘Holby City’ for 3 years to 2006. Her film roles include ‘The Bank Job’ with Jason Statham and Saffron Burrows, ‘Another Stakeout’ with Richard Dreyfuss and ‘She’s Out of My League’ due for release. She was the face for Gold Blend Coffee for 5 years in the UK and 7 years in the US. Luke Treadaway (Daniel) played Albert in the Award winning ‘War Horse’ at the National where he was also in ‘St Joan’. Earlier this year he was in Philip Ridley’s ‘Piranha Heights’ at the Soho. His film roles include as Lee in ‘Heartless’ written and directed by Philip Ridley and playing a conjoined twin with his brother Harry in the Award winning film ‘Brothers of the Head’ where he also won a British Independent Film Award nomination. He played Theo in the Channel 4 drama ‘Clapham Junction’.

Press Performance Friday 3 October 7.30pm
Tues to Sat Eves 7.30pm. Sat & Sun Mats 3.00pm
Tickets £13.00, £9.00 concs, except Tuesday Evenings £9.00: Sat eves £13.00.
Previews 1 & 2 Oct all seats £9.00

8 September 2008