Cast announced for Sorry, You’re Not a Winner at Theatre Royal Plymouth and on tour

Casting has been revealed for new play Sorry, You’re Not a Winner which opens at Theatre Royal Plymouth in February.

Written by Samuel Bailey and directed by Jesse Jones, the production from Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth will debut at Theatre Royal Plymouth from 24 February for a limited 2 week run.

The show will then tour around the UK, including Bristol and Newcastle with further dates to be announced.

The cast will see Eddie-Joe Robinson (Coriolanus at Sheffield Crucible) as Liam and co-founder of JAM (Just Add Milk) Kyle Rowe (Beast Of Blue Yonder) as best friend Fletch, with West End star Alice Stokoe (American Idiot, Mamma Mia!) as Shannon and Peter O’Toole Prizewinner Katja Quist (C-O-N-T-A-C-T) as Georgia.

Liam and Fletch grew up together. Born on the same street. Best mates since primary. Inseparable. The only difference was while Fletch was getting suspended from school, Liam was studying. And now he’s going to Oxford. But with Liam gone, who’s going to keep Fletch out of trouble?

Sorry, You’re Not a Winner is a play about aspiration, social mobility and getting caught between classes. It asks; if ‘making it’ means leaving everything you know and everyone you love behind – what’s the point?

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Alongside the show, Paines Plough and Theatre Royal Plymouth are working on extensive outreach programmes. These include two paid placement opportunities to University of Plymouth students – Cultural Ambassador and Trainee Assistant Director; a two week writer’s residency to two University of Plymouth students, exploring Paines Plough’s processes creating new work; and a new writing project in collaboration with the university. The new writing project will see Paines Plough work with over 50 students to create short plays from the page to the stage.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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