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Islington talent to take to stage

PUBLISHED: 17:04 09 December 2011

The Sword and the Dope cast

The Sword and the Dope cast

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A cast of budding young actors will bring musical comedy to an Islington theatre this weekend.

The new production – the Sword and the Dope – hits the stage at the King’s Head Theatre in Upper Street tomorrow (Saturday) and will run on selected dates until the end of the month.

Directed by Matthew Gould and staring Jay Perry of S Club Juniors alongside a host of talent from the Young Actors Theatre Islington, the musical is promising to provide fun for all the family and bring smiles and laughter to people of all ages.

The script was penned by young writer Michael Horspool who said the show has its roots firmly set in British humour and silliness.

He continued: “I am a great fan of the old greats – Monty Python, Morecambe and Wise and Tommy Cooper.

“I wanted to put my own twist and take on good old fashioned British humour and fun but with a modern and fresh twist, hopefully pleasing a new generation of fans, alongside older fans.”

He added: “There is some cracking young talent about and it is great to be able to give the next generation a chance to shine alongside some more experienced talented pros.”

Shows start at 2pm and tickets, which cost £15 (£12 concessions), can be purchased by calling 020 74780160 or visiting www.kingsheadtheatre.com.


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