Hannah is starring in Langham Hotel’s production The Armour, which is will run from March 6 to April 4. Brilliant news! According to WestEndFrame, she’ll play Poppy. Get your tickets here. Thanks to ARCadians for the heads up!
Finty Williams and former S Club 7 member Hannah Spearritt will lead the cast of The Armour at the Langham Hotel.
Penned by the hotel’s writer-in-residence Ben Ellis, the site-specific production will run at the London hotel from March 3 to April 4, with a press night on March 6.
Williams – the daughter of Judi Dench and Michael Williams – will be joined in the play by Siubhan Harrison, Thomas Craig, Sean Murray and Simon Darwen.
The Armour will be produced by Defibrillator, with the company’s artistic director James Hillier directing the play.
It will feature design by James Turner, lighting design by Jack Williams and Marec Joyce, sound design by Max Pappenheim and costume design by Holly Rose Henshaw. – TheStage.co.uk
Casting has been announced for Ben Ellis’s play The Armour which receives its world première at the Langham next month.
Hillier directs Hannah Spearritt in the role of Poppy and Finty Williams as Eugenie. The cast also includes: Thomas Craig, Simon Darwen, Siubhan Harrison and Sean Murray in the site-specific production which opens on 6th March (previews from 3rd March) and runs until 4th April 2015.
Ben Ellis was the winner of the Langham 1865 Writer-in-Residence Award, launched to mark the 150th anniversary of Europe’s first grand hotel. This will be Defibrillator’s second collaboration with the Langham, London following last year’s sell-out production of Tennessee Williams’ The Hotel Plays.
The Armour consists of three interlinking stories, taking place at three different times over the course of the Langham’s lifetime.
2015 – An international pop-star with ‘more twitter followers than the population of Venezuela’ is on a comeback tour after a period of self-destruction and self-doubt. Poppy confronts her manager Franky who is trying to boost her flagging confidence and get her onstage to play the gig of her life.
1973 – The second story takes place when the Langham was occupied by the BBC, being used as recording studios, storage and the BBC Club. Peter and Eloise are a successful couple waiting to be interviewed for a current affairs programme about their growing international shipping empire.
1871 – With the hotel newly built and electrical lighting yet to be installed, Emperor Napoleon III and his wife Eugenie seek refuge at the Langham whilst in exile from France.
Exploring the themes of power, luxury, empire and fragility, the play will be performed in three specially curated, intimate spaces within the hotel. – WestEndFrame.com