News: Full casting announced for Accolade at Richmond Theatre

Bill Kenwright Ltd, together with Theatre Royal Windsor, are delighted to announce that Ayden Callaghan and Honeysuckle Weeks are to lead the cast in Emlyn Williams’s gripping drama Accolade, the first play in this year’s Sean Mathias season.

Ayden Callaghan is best known for his roles as Joe Roscoe (Hollyoaks), Miles De Souza (Emmerdale) and as Frank Farmer in last year’s UK tour of The Bodyguard The Musical.

Honeysuckle Weeks became a popular face on television playing Sam Stewart (Foyle’s War). She has just finished touring the UK in the role of Cora in Calendar Girls the Musical.

In Accolade, Ayden will play the protagonist Will Trenting, with Honeysuckle, his socially ambitious wife, Rona.  Whilst Williams’s dark and sinister play originally stems back to 1950, the underlying tensions, coupled with the fragility of one’s personal reputation, make this play as relevant today as when it was first written. 

Completing the cast are Jamie Hogarth (Albert), David Phelan (Thane Lampeter), Sara Crowe (Marian Tillyard), Louis Holand (Ian), Gavin Fowler (Harold), Sarah Twomey (Phyllis), Narinder Samra (Daker) and Kayleigh Cooper (Parlour Maid).

Accolade opens at the Theatre Royal Windsor on Friday 31 May and will run until Saturday 15 June before embarking on a tour within the UK over the summer.

Accolade will be followed this autumn with Felicity Kendal in the title role of Eduardo de Filippo’s Filumenathe second play to be directed by Sean Mathias this season.

Accolade will feature set and costume design by Julie Godfrey, lighting design by Nick Richings and sound design by David Gregory. Principal casting is by Jill Green CDG.

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