Wunmi Mosaku stars as Angelique alongside Jean Reno in a thrilling new crime drama for Fox. JO is set in Paris and follows the story of Jo St-Clair, a detective in the elite Criminal Brigade. He tackles the city’s most brutal murder cases with his partner Baynard played by Tom Austin whilst trying to grapple with the challenges of his own personal life.
The series starts this Sunday, 19th May, at 9pm on FOX.
We are extremely happy to welcome Jenny Boyd & Rob Callender to Scott Marshall Partners. They will both graduate this year, Jenny from LAMDA and Rob from Guildhall, and are already on a roll! We are really looking forward to working with them both.
The BBC’s new six-part drama, Frankie, hits our screen next week and is set to be a huge success. Written and created by Lucy Gannon, the series follows the life and work of a dedicated district nurse, Frankie Maddox, played by our very own Eve Myles. Dean Lennox Kelly stars alongside Eve as Frankie’s long term boyfriend, Ian Hargrave, and Janet Dibley will also appear as Liana Corden in episode 2.
The series starts this Tuesday, 14th May at 9pm on BBC1.
Life of Crime is a new 3-part drama series following the career of WPC Denise Woods over three decades as she progresses through the Met ranks. In 1985 she becomes emotionally involved in the murder case of Amy Reid, a teenager she happened to meet the night before she was killed. As the investigation stalls to a halt during the Brixton riots, Denise takes matters into her own hands. Julian Lewis Jones stars as Mike Holland alongside Hayley Atwell who plays the lead.
The series starts tonight, Friday 10th May, on ITV1 at 9pm.
The latest film from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, The World’s End, is due for release in the UK in July. It follows five friends who reunite in an attempt to top their epic pub crawl from 20 years earlier, but who unwittingly become humankind’s only hope for survival. Directed by Edgar Wright, Sophie Evans and Paul Bentall appear amongst a stellar cast. Here’s a little taster of what’s to come later in the year.
The Pajama Game opens this year’s season at Chichester and stars the incredible Joanna Riding as Babe Williams, the feisty Union Rep at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory who falls for the new Superintendent, Sid Sorokin. It has received some fantastic reviews following its opening night this week and is set to be a huge success.
“Joanna Riding is a joy in this role (…) a striding, stroppy new woman in jeans whose sudden melt into joyful, teasing, puppyish love is all the more irresistible” Libby Purves, The Times ****
“Sis Sorokin(…) falls for Joanna Riding’s bewitchingly bolshie-yet-sensitive Babe Williams” Paul Taylor, The Independent ****
“Miss Riding makes a feisty Babe” Quentin Letts, The Daily Mail **** 4 Stars
The production plays at the Minerva Theatre and runs until 8th June.
On May 10th our own Orlando Seale will be performing at Kings Place with his band Orlando Seale and The Swell.
This promises to be the band’s most exciting and ambitious concert to date: a Swell collage of songs, soundscapes, performance, and film. “Join us as we travel from the dark steel of the underground, via Gin street and the sleepless neon of the supermarket, to the shining towers of the City.”
If you haven’t been to Kings Place yet, this is a great opportunity to come and explore one of London’s newest and most beautiful arts venues, with a gallery and restaurant. It is also home to the Guardian newspaper!
You can book tickets by clicking on the link below.
“A nine piece, orchestral band with such freshness, and vigor, and power and newness about the writing and the delivery…It really swept us away…You must try and see Orlando Seale and The Swell if you possibly can.” Tom Robinson, BBC6 Music
“Like a male Florence and the Machine” Noel Fielding
“A ballsy, bohemian behemoth coming on like Jarvis Cocker fronting the Arcade Fire with a petite orchestra of drum-beating and string-serenading beauties.”Will Rees, Wilderness Festival/London Folk Guild
New ITV sitcom VICIOUS hits our screens on Monday and is set to be a huge success. It is centred around ageing partners Freddie and Stuart who live together in a small Covent Garden flat. Having lived there for 50 years, and now at the end of their careers, their lives consist of reading, dog-walking and bickering. Derek Jacobi and Ian McKellan will be playing Stuart and Freddie respectively and joining this sterling duo is Marcia Warren who plays their dizzy neighbour, Penelope.
The 2013 Olivier awards are now upon us and this Sunday the winners will be announced in a ceremony held at the Royal Opera House.The event will be broadcast live on Radio 2 at 6pm followed by televised highlights on ITV1 at 10.15pm.
Amongst the nominees are the fabulous Hannah Waddingham and wonderful Finn Ross. Hannah has been nominated for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance as Lilli Vanessi/Katharine in Trevor Nunn’s production of Kiss Me Kate and Finn has been nominated alongside Bunny Christie for his video design in The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Timein the category for Best Set Design.
Other productions that have been shortlisted include The Audience (Michael Elwyn, Rufus Wright & video designer Ian William Galloway), Chariots of Fire(Leemore Marrett Jr), Cinderella: A Fairytale (Tom Godwin), This House(Andrew Havill), The Master & Margarita (Tim McMullan & video designer Finn Ross) and The Phantom of the Opera (John Owen Jones).
We are delighted to announce that Louis Maskell and Charlie Cameron will join ATG’s new production of WEST SIDE STORY which is set to tour the UK for a year. Louis will be playing the lead role of Tony with Charlie appearing as the only female member of the Jets gang, Anybodys.
Vincent Riotta & Michael Elwyn will appear in the new American drama series Da Vinci’sDemons which is to premier on Fox tonight. This epic 10-part drama, set in Renaissance Florence, follows the untold story of Leonardo Da Vinci in hisyouth as he struggles to live in the confines of his own society. Written by David Goyer and co-produced by Starz and BBC Worldwide the first episode airs on Fox tonight, Friday 19th April, at 10pm.