Casting announced for Orange Tree Theatre's Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act

Orange Tree Theatre have announced the full cast for their production of Athol Fugard’s Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act.

JMK Award Winner Diane Page directs Scarlett Brookes (Frieda), Richard Sutton (Detective Sergeant du Preez) and Shaq Taylor (Errol).

The production is part of the Orange Tree's Recovery Season and sees it continue its partnership with The JMK Trust, providing Page the opportunity to direct a full-scale production. The trust was founded in the memory of James Menzies-Kitchin to give practical learning opportunities to theatre directors of similar ability and vision. The JMK Award allows one such director a year to stage their own production of a classic text.

Diane Page's theatre credits include Out West, In Love and Loyalty, Ghost Stories, Leave to Remain, Dick Whittington (Lyric Hammersmith), Yeggs (Wildcard Online), Love and Information (ArtsEd), and Krool Britannia (Rabbit Hole Theatre/Camden Fringe). As an assistant director, her credits include othellomacbeth (Lyric Hammersmith/HOME) and Bartholomew Fair (Shakespeare’s Globe).

Scarlett Brookes's theatre credits include Tryst (Chiswick Playhouse), Blood Wedding (Young Vic), The Taming of the Shrew (Sherman Theatre), Meek, Junkyard (Headlong), Macbeth (Shakespeare’s Globe), Educating Rita (Oldham Coliseum), The Merchant of Venice, Othello, I Can Hear You, This Is Not and The Ant and the Cicada (RSC), Our Big Land (Romany Theatre Company), To Kill a Mockingbird (Royal Exchange Theatre), Ignorance (Hampstead Theatre), and Love and Information (Royal Court Theatre). For television, her credits include Call The Midwife, The Feed, Kiri, Damned and The Scandalous Lady W.

Richard Sutton's theatre credits include Ghost Stories (Lyric Hammersmith), Transmissions (Birmingham Rep), Tall Phoenix (Belgrade Theatre Coventry), Confusion (Funny Bones Productions), Albert Make Us Laugh (Birmingham Library Theatre), Charley’s Aunt (Stoke Repertory Theatre), The Comedy of Errors (Union Theatre), and A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Aberystwyth Arts Centre). For television, his credits include The Terror, Line of Duty, The Crown and Humans, Gigglebiz, Silent Witness, The Missing and Boomers.

Shaq Taylor's theatre credits include Jesus Christ Superstar (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Orpheus, A House Music Opera (Young Vic), Girl from the North Country (Gielgud Theatre/Toronto), Sweet Charity (Donmar Warehouse) Hadestown (National Theatre), Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse) and Les Miserables (Queen’s Theatre).

Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act opens on 2 September, with previews from 28 August, and runs until 2 October. It will be livestreamed via OT on Screen on 23 and 24 September.

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