Exciting news for Tom Riley fans. Tom's name has been added to the cast list for a play revival at the National Theatre in London: Dancing At Lughnasa. The production opens in previews on 6th April (the day after Tom's birthday). It will be wonderful to see Tom perform on stage again, especially directed by the brilliant Josie Rourke. Tom is listed as playing the character Gerry.
Harvest time in County Donegal, 1936.
Outside the village of Ballybeg, the five Mundy sisters battle poverty to raise seven-year-old Michael and care for their Uncle Jack. During the Festival of Lughnasa, Pagan and Christian meet and collide. The sisters fight each other, love each other, dance, yearn and survive. Brian Friel’s Olivier Award-winning play is an astonishing evocation of a family’s world on the brink of change.
Josie Rourke directs this striking revival, with a cast including Siobhán McSweeney (Derry Girls), Ardal O’Hanlon (Father Ted) and Tom Vaughan-Lawlor (Translations).
Visit the National Theatre website for more information and to book tickets. I can only see tickets on sale until 27th May - so it may be a short run.