FEATURED: ‘The Omission of the Family Coleman’, Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

The Omission of the Family Coleman‘, Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

 ‘Three generations of the dysfunctional Coleman family live under one roof on the verge of chaos, held in check by their matriarchal grandmother. But how will the family cope when their linchpin is removed?’

  Full casting has been announced for a new version of Claudio Tolcachir’s award-winning play ‘The Omission of the Family Coleman’, which will run at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio.

  Directed by Laurence Boswell, this new version by Stella Feehily will complete ‘A Season of UK Premieres from the Americas’ at the Ustinov Studio.

  The UK premiere will star Harry Potter’s Luna Lovegood, star Evanna Lynch, and Kingsman: The Secret Service and Doctor Who star Rowan Polonski, who returns to Bath following the recent tour of ‘Shakespeare in Love’.

  Further casting will include Laoisha O’Callaghan, David Crowley, Anne Kent, Robert Mountford, Patrick Moy and Natalie Radmall-Quirke.

  Prominent Argentine actor, playwright and director, Claudio Tolcachir’s absurdist comedy has won several prestigious awards, including the Ace Award for Best Argentinian Play, and the Best Original Play Award at the Fiesta Nacional del Teatro. Tolcachir was recognised as The Outstanding Personality of Culture by the Legislature of Buenos Aires. He is the founder of theatre company Timbre 4 which regularly presents work in his hometown in Buenos Aires and internationally. His other works include ‘Third Body’ and ‘The Wind in a Violin’.

  Laurence Boswell is an Olivier Award winner, Artistic Director of the Ustinov Studio and an Associate Artist of the RSC. His recent productions include ‘The Model Apartment’, ‘The Whale’, ‘The Mentor’, ‘Trouble in Mind’, ‘The Mother’, ‘Intimate Apparel’ and ‘The Spanish Golden Age’ Season in the Ustinov Studio, and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ in the Theatre Royal Bath’s Main House.

  Stella Feehily has worked extensively with Out of Joint and the Royal Court, and her plays have toured nationally and been produced internationally. Plays include ‘This May Hurt A Bit’, ‘Bang Bang Bang’, ‘Duck’ and the award-winning ‘O Go My Man’.

  ‘The Omission of the Family Coleman is the third and final play featured in the Ustinov Studio’s ‘A Season of UK Premieres’, which opened in November 2018 with Donald Margulies’ ‘The Model Apartment’, also directed by Laurence Boswell, and Tanya Barfield’s searing drama ‘Blue Door’, directed by Eleanor Rhode, which opened in February 2019.

  ‘The Omission of the Family Coleman’ will run at Theatre Royal Bath’s Ustinov Studio from 28th March to 27th April, with an official opening night on 3rd April.


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