Published on Wed 23 Apr 2014
The cast has been announced for Tim Crouch's new play _Adler & Gibb_ at the Royal Court Theatre in London (13 June - 5 July 2014 - press night 19 June). The cast includes Amelda Brown, Brian Ferguson, Denise Gough and Rachel Redford.

Wednesday 23 April 2014

Cast Announced for Adler & Gibb at the Royal Court.

The cast has been announced for Tim Crouch’s new play Adler & Gibb at the Royal Court Theatre in London (13 June – 5 July 2014 – press night 19 June). The cast includes Amelda Brown, Brian Ferguson, Denise Gough and Rachel Redford.

“You’d like that, would you, your most private, pinkest, tenderest – small bird, small bird, small fragile – stolen from you, slammed down onto the slab, the block, poked at and paraded.”

The children swing their legs on the chairs. The student delivers the presentation. The older woman stands with the gun. The young couple arrives at the house. The house is returning to nature. A movie is being made. The truth is being plundered. But the house is still lived in and the spirit to resist is strong.

_Adler & Gibb tells the story of a raid – on a house, a life, a reality and a legacy.
The play takes Tim Crouch’s fascination with form and marries it to a thrilling story of misappropriation_.

Janet Adler and Margaret Gibb were conceptual artists working in New York at the end of the last century. They were described by art critic Dave Hickey as the ‘most ferociously uncompromising voice of their generation’. With Adler’s death in 2004, however, the compromise began.

The production will be directed by Tim Crouch with Karl James and Andy Smith, with set designed by Lizzie Clachan, lighting by Natasha Chivers and music and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham.

Amelda Brown’s theatre credits at the Royal Court Theatre include Fen, A Mouthful of Birds, My Heart’s a Suitcase and Apart from George; Stephen Lowe’s Séance on a Sunday Afternoon at Lakeside Nottingham; A Special Relationship at the Arcola Theatre; The Clearing and Gone to Earth with Shared Experience. Her television credits include Call the Midwife and Waking the Dead. Her film credits include Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, V for Vendetta, Hope and Glory and Little Dorrit.

Brian Ferguson last appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in The Big Idea: Unusual Unions. His other theatre credits include Money: the Gameshow at the Bush Theatre, The Aztec Trilogy, Richard III and Dunsinane for the RSC, Earthquakes in London at the National Theatre, Fall at the Traverse and Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland.

Denise Gough’s theatre credits include The Duchess of Malfi at Shakespeare’s Globe, The Shawl at the Young Vic, Desire Under the Elms at Lyric Hammersmith, Our New Girl at the Bush Theatre and Ashasverus at the RSC. Television credits include Stella and What Remains.

Rachel Redford’s stage credits include Parallel Lines for Dirty Protest and It’s a Family Affair at Sherman Cymru. She will also be appearing in the forthcoming film of Posh.

Tim Crouch’s credits at the Royal Court Theatre include The Author, which toured across the UK and abroad throughout 2010 and 2011 and shared the 2010 John Whiting Award. Other credits include what happens to the hope at the end of the evening at the Almeida Theatre, co-written and performed with a smith, I, Cinna (The Poet) as part of the RSC’s World Shakespeare Festival, at the Swan Theatre. His other credits include I, Malvolio, My Arm, ENGLAND and the Obie award winning An Oak Tree. As a director, his credits include King Lear and The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC’s First Encounters: Shakespeare for Young Audiences.

Karl James co-directs. Alongside Andy Smith, Karl James has co-directed An Oak Tree, ENGLAND and The Author. Karl is also director of the Dialogue Project. His audio work includes A Different Kind of Justice for BBC Radio 4, nominated for a Radio Academy Award.

Andy Smith co-directs. Andy Smith’s solo credits as a theatre maker (under the name a smith) include Commonwealth for the Gateshead International Festival, all that is solid melts in air for BIT Teatergarasjen. Alongside Karl James he has also co-directed An Oak Tree, ENGLAND and The Author, all by Tim Crouch.


Notes to Editors:
For more information, please contact Anna Evans on 020 7565 5063
[email protected]

For press tickets, please contact Rachel Pronger on 020 7565 5157 [email protected]

Amelda Brown Gibb
Brian Ferguson Sam
Denise Gough Louise
Rachel Redford Student

Creative Team
Tim Crouch Writer and Director
Karl James Co-Director
Andy Smith Co-Director
Lizzie Clachan Designer
Natasha Chivers Lighting Designer
Ben and Max Ringham Composers and Sound Designers
Joe Lawlor and Christine Molloy Film

Listings Information:

Adler & Gibb is a co-commission with Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles
Adler & Gibb was developed, in part, at the 2013 Sundance Institute Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA

Adler & Gibb
Written and directed by Tim Crouch
Co-directed by Andy Smith and Karl James
Friday 13 June – Saturday 5 July 2014
Jerwood Theatre Downstairs, Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square SW1W 8AS
Monday-Saturday 7.30pm
Saturday matinees (from 21 June) 2.30pm
Thursday matinees (from 26 June) 2.30pm
Captioned Performance Wednesday 2 July
Audio Described Performance Saturday 5 July 2.30pm
Press Night Thursday 19 June, 7pm
Age Guidance 14+
Tickets £20 Mondays all seats £10
Concessions £15 (available in advance until Saturday 21 June, and all matinees. For all other performances, available on a standby basis on the day)
School and HE Groups of 8+ £10 (avail. Wed-Sat and mats)
Access £12 (plus a companion at the same rate)
ID required. All discounts are subject to availability.

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