Jermyn Street Theatre has announced the cast for the world premiere of Peter Gill’s Something in the Air. The production, which runs from 13 October to 12 November, will feature Ian Gelder (Game of Thrones, The Model Apartment – Theatre Royal Bath) as Alex, Christopher Godwin (Amadeus – National Theatre, A Christmas Carol – Nottingham Playhouse) as Colin, Claire Price (Raya – Hampstead Theatre, The Taming of The Shrew – Royal Shakespeare Company) as Clare, James Schofield (Death on The Nile – Fox UK Productions) as Nicholas, Sam Thorpe-Spinks (Barbarians – Filter Theatre) as Gareth and Andrew Woodall (Antony and Cleopatra – Royal Shakespeare Company, First Light – Chichester Festival Theatre) as Andrew.
“You took relationships as if they were the next train.”
Something in the Air tells of Alex and Colin. Their stories flow like mist down the Thames, roll under Hammersmith Bridge, and slip past the windows of forgotten Soho restaurants. As the old men’s youth comes to life, so do the young men they once loved.
Peter Gill co-directs the world premiere of his captivating and romantic portrait of London with the acclaimed Alice Hamilton. Gill’s plays include The York Realist, Certain Young Men, Versailles, Cardiff East, and Small Change. Gill co-founded the Theatre Upstairs at the Royal Court and was Artistic Director of Riverside Studios. Hamilton’s work as a director includes the Olivier-nominated Every Day I Make Greatness Happen at the Hampstead Theatre, The Weatherman at Park Theatre, While We’re Here at the Bush Theatre and The Dumb Waiter also at Hampstead Theatre.
Jermyn Street Theatre Artistic Director Tom Littler says:
“We are delighted to announce this wonderful cast. Peter Gill’s play about memory, love and London has grown all the more poignant during the two-year wait for its world premiere. By the time Something in the Air opens, I’ll have handed over to my excellent successors Stella Powell-Jones and David Doyle, and I know we’re all equally excited to see this beautiful play staged at last.”