Full Casting Announced for World Premiere of PAPER DOLLS
Her debut production, the critically acclaimed Red Velvet, yesterday won two Critics Circle Awards for Adrian Lester as Best Actor and Lolita Chakrabarti as Most Promising Playwright. In 2012 Lolita also received the Charles Wintour Award for Most Promising Playwright at the Evening Standard Awards.
Paper Dolls, written by Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of Sundance Theatre, is adapted from the documentary film by Tomer Heymann, which has won multiple awards including three at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival.
The full cast for Paper Dolls is Tom Berish (Yossi), Jane Bertish (Noa), Noa Bodner (Shoshana/Ensemble), Ron Domingo (Chiqui), Ilan Goodman(Shirazi/ Ensemble), Shimi Goodman (Ensemble), Francis Jue (Sally), Jeffry Kaplow (Chaim), Tom Oakley (Ensemble), Angelo Paragoso (Zhan), Jon Norman Schneider (Jiorgio), Caroline Wildi (Adina) and Benjamin Wong (Cheska).
Paper Dolls, in association with Stanley Buchthal and Bob & Co, Ltd, and adapted from the documentary film by Tomer Heymann, runs at the Tricycle Theatre from 28 February until 13 April with press night on 6 March. Design is by Richard Kent, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Ben and Max Ringham, music by Nigel Lilley and Ben and Max Ringham, choreography by Alistair David, video design by Dick Straker, and assistant direction from Sam Pritchard. Paper Dolls was developed, in part, by The Sundance Institute Theatre Program.
"You know, Yossi, we couldn't dress like this in the Philippines... wear earrings, dye my hair, put on make up, lipstick. It's forbidden."
In Tel Aviv, Israel, a group of Filipino immigrants work as live-in carers for elderly Orthodox Jewish men. Six days a week, they provide dedicated support to their employers. But on the seventh day, they transform into a homespun, sassy musical drag act. Meet the Paper Dolls!
An extraordinary true story exploring an unlikely collision of cultures and the universal desire to find 'home'.
Tom Berish's stage credits include The Taming of the Shrew for the RSC, Of Mice and Men at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Family Business at Watford Palace Theatre and Oxford Playhouse, Romeo and Juliet at the Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh, Are We Nearly There Yet? at Wilton's Music Hall and After the End at Battersea Arts Centre. Tom's screen credits include Doctors, The Last Heroes of D-Day and The Village, all for the BBC.
Jane Bertish's stage credits include The House of Bernarda Alba at The Almeida Theatre, A Round Heeled Woman at the Riverside Studios/West End, The Syndicate at Chichester Theatre/National Tour, The Duchess of Malfi at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Copenhagan at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury, Conversations With My Father at the Old Vic/Scarborough Theatre, Phaedra at the Old Vic/Aldwych Theatre, and Golgo, Seven Lears, The Last Supper, and No End of Blame all at The Royal Court Theatre. Jane's screen credits include My Dad's the Prime Minister, The Sins, Vanity Fair, French and Saunders, and Casualty for the BBC, and Girls on Top and Sword of Honour for Channel 4.
Noa Bodner's stage credits include Floyd Collins at Southwark Playhouse, Judenfrei: Love and Death in Hitler's Germany at the New End Theatre, The House of Mirrors and Hearts at the Arcola Theatre and Edinburgh Festival and Latin Fever at the Peacock Theatre/National Tour. Noa's screen credits include World War Z, The Crossmaker, Chatroom, and Rome.
Ron Domingo's stage credits include The Romance of Magno Rubio at the Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven for which he received an OBIE award in recognition of outstanding achievement in an Off Broadway theatre, The King and I at Harbor Lights Theatre, The American Pilot at the Manhattan Theatre Club, and On House at the WPA Theatre. Ron's screen credits include Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Law & Order, As The World Turns, Rescue Me, Tenderness, Robot Stories, The Motel and Slow Jam King.
Ilan Goodman's stage credits include Red Light Winter at the Theatre Royal Bath, Tartuffe for the English Touring Theatre, Chicken Soup with Barley at The Royal Court Theatre, Danton's Death at The National Theatre, Miss Nightingale at The Lowry/Kings Head Theatre, Six Degrees of Separation at the Old Vic and Breaking the Silence and All Quiet on the Western Front at Nottingham Playhouse. Ilan's screen credits include A Long Way Down, Diana, That Woman, Yes Prime Minister and Lost Cosmonauts.
Shimi Goodman's stage credits include A Midsummer Night's Dream and Ragtime at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, Chicago at the Cambridge Theatre, Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre and Bombay Dreams at the Apollo Victoria. Shimi's screen credits include Skins and Paul O'Grady Live.
Francis Jue's stage credits include Pacific Overtures at the Promenade Theatre, Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Marquis Theater, M Butterfly at the Eugene O'Neill Theater, Yellow Face, Love's Labour's Lost, Hamlet, and A Language of Their Own at The Public Theater. Francis' screen credits include Joyful Noise, The Good Wife and Law and Order.
Jeffry Kaplow's stage credits include The Grapes of Wrath at Finborough Theatre, The Plebians Rehearse the Uprising at the Arcola Theatre and Saraband at Jermyn Street. Jeffry's screen credits include Mothers and Daughters and A Mighty Heart.
Tom Oakley's stage credits include West Side Story for the RSC, Jersey Boys at the Prince Edward Theatre, Love Never Dies at the Adelphi Theatre, Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi at Liverpool Playhouse, Our Lady J at the Royal Festival Hall and Peter Pan at the Civic, Chelmsford. Tom's screen credits include Missing Christmas.