All-Star Cast Announced For New Comedy, What's In A Name?
We're delighted to announce the full cast for our UK première of What's In A Name?, playing here from 27 January - 11 February. Nigel Harman and Sarah Hadland star alongside Raymond Coulthard, Jamie Glover and Olivia Poulet.
A ferocious farce, What's In A Name? hilariously captures a particularly awkward family dinner party conversation. It is adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prénom, by Matthieu Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière.
Playing Vincent is Nigel Harman. Nigel is best known for playing Dennis Rickman in BBC's EastEnders and more recently as visiting valet, Mr Green, in ITV's Downton Abbey. His many acclaimed stage roles include Lord Farquaad in Shrek The Musical (Laurence Olivier Award for Best Supporting Performance in a Musical), Simon Cowell in the X Factor Musical I Can't Sing, Guys And Dolls and A Chorus of Disaproval all in the West End and The Caretaker (UK tour).
Sarah Hadland, who plays Elizabeth, is best known for playing Miranda Hart's side-kick, Stevie Spencer in the BBC comedy series, Miranda. Her other TV credits include ITV's The Job Lot and Ballot Monkeys for Channel 4. Sarah's stage credits include Raving at Hampstead Theatre and Canvas at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Raymond Coulthard, who plays Claude, returns to Birmingham Repertory Theatre following his acclaimed portrayal as King George VI in The King's Speech. His other extensive theatre credits include most recently Half Life at Bath Theatre Royal, The Heresy of Love and Measure for Measure for the RSC and Women Beware Women at the National Theatre. On television, he is best known for playing the role of Miles Egerton in ITV's Mr Selfridge on ITV and played James Schofield in Hotel Babylon on BBC.
Playing Peter is Jamie Glover, whose previous theatre credits include Noises Off in the West End and If Only at Chichester Festival Theatre. On TV he played deputy head, Andrew Treneman in the BBC series Waterloo Road.
Completing the cast is Olivia Poulet as Anna. Olivia's theatre credits include Top Girls in the West End, Product at the Arcola and The Captain of Kopenick at the National Theatre. On television Olivia played Amanda in BBC's Sherlock and Emma Messenger in The Thick of It.