Souad Faress - The Wisdom Club
Thu, 31 Jan 2019
SOUAD FARESS is playing the role of Rani Mukherjeein in THE WISDOM CLUB at Theatre Royal Bury St Edmonds from the 31st- 9th Feb.
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Theatre Royal is premiering this funny, charming and genuinely thought provoking bold new play written by Danusia Iwaszko (A Labour of Love) and directed by the acclaimed Theatre Director Roger Haines (Calendar Girls, The Go-Between). The Wisdom Club explores the real-life experiences of Britain’s ageing population from their humorous perspective.
When Susanna tells her Mother she no longer wants her to look after the children, Megan can’t help but feel out of a job. If she’s not being a mother or a grandmother, then who and what is she? If retired Brewery worker, Lenny knew his retirement was going to be so long he would have started another career. Ex hospital worker Rani is on a mission; the friends need to protest and step out of the shadows. This is Grey power, not girl power.
They’re old but they’re not dead yet!
Starring as Megan is Liz Crowther whose stage credits include Oliver Twist (Regents Park), The White Devil (Royal Shakespeare Company) and her television credits include Miss Marple and Eastenders (BBC). Susanna will be played by Carol Starks whose theatre credits include Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre), Sweeney Todd (Royal National Theatre) and television credits include Holby City (BBC), Coronation Streetand The Bill (ITV).
Playing Rani is Souad Faress who audiences will recognise as the voice of Usha from The Archers (BBC Radio 4), the Dosh Khaleen High Priestess in Game of Thrones (HBO) and whose stage credits include The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Winter Hill (Octagon Theatre). Lenny will be played by John Branwell who most recently appeared in Mike Leigh’s feature film Peterloo, and whose theatre credits include Hamlet (Bolton Octagon) and King Lear (Northern Broadsides).
Accessible Performance – Sat 9 Feb: pre-performance Touch Tour at 2pm, Audio Described and Captioned performance at 3pm.