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Casting Announced For Pig Farm At The St. James Theatre

By Jacob Porteous

The full cast has been announced for Greg Kotis' new play Pig Farm.

Dan Fredenburgh (Tom), Erik Odom (Tim), Charlotte Parry (Tina) and Stephen Tompkinson (Teddy) comprise the full cast for Pig Farm at the St. James Theatre from 21 October until 21 November, with press night on 28 October. Written by Tony Award winning Urinetown The Musical writer Greg Kotis, Pig Farm is being directed by Katharine Farmer, with design by Carla Goodman, lighting by Jason Taylor, sound by John Leonard, fights by Malcolm Ranson and casting by Kate Plantin CDG.

Casting Announced For Pig Farm At The St. James Theatre

Pig Farm is produced here in London by Dead Posh Productions, and co-produced by Julian Stoneman Associates Ltd.

From the award-winning author of Urinetown The Musical comes a dark new farce.

Life on the farm is hard. Under a pot-bellied sky, Tom and Tina, with just the help of hired hand Tim, are struggling for survival and it’s taking its toll. Troubles simmer dangerously as they search for solace, then gun-toting Teddy arrives and things go from bad to worse. Pig Farm is a hilarious tale of regular folk, human sludgery and the American dream dragged through the mud.

Dan Fredenburgh’s theatre credits include Bang, Bang, Bang at the Royal Court Theatre, The Duchess of Malfi at the Royal and Derngate, Love’s Labour’s Lost at the Rose Theatre Kingston, Portrait of a Lady at the Theatre Royal Bath/UK Tour, A Few Good Men at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, Children of A Lesser God at Salisbury Theatre, Sunday Father at Hampstead Theatre, Mnemonic on International Tour, The Prince of Homburg for the Royal Shakespeare Company/Lyric Theatre, for which he received an Ian Charleson Award Commendation, and An Inspector Calls at the Garrick Theatre. His screen credits include Kicking Off, Maybe One Day, Infidel, Broken Lines, The Bourne Ultimatum, Land of The Blind, Love Actually, Capone’s Boys and Brothers. His television works includes Silent Witness, Sons of Liberty, Evermoor, The Missing, Spies of Warsaw, Love Matters, Holby City, Father Brown, The Tunnel, Emma and Ashes to Ashes.

Erik Odom will make his London stage debut with Pig Farm at the St James Theatre. He last worked with director Katharine Famer on the Rubicon Theatre’s production of Last Train to Nibroc. Other theatre credits include the Los Angeles premiere of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize Finalist Sons of the Prophet at the Blank Theatre, the World premiere of Uploaded and the West Coast premiere of A Bright New Boise at the Rogue Machine Theatre, for which he was nominated for the 2013 LA Weekly Theatre Award for Best Supporting Male Actor. Erik’s screen credits include playing Peter in the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2. Erik will next star in the independent feature film Tidewater Project.

Charlotte Parry most recently played Ruth in the US Tour of Blithe Spirit opposite Angela Lansbury. Her other stage credits include The Cherry Orchard and A Winter’s Tale, as part of Sam Mendes’s Bridge Project at the Old Vic, As You Like It and The Importance of Being Earnest for the Peter Hall Company, in NYC, LA and London. On Broadway, her work includes The Winslow Boy, The Importance of Being Earnest, Coram Boy and The Real Thing (which also played in the West End) and off Broadway – Look Back in Anger, Howard Katz, Equivocation, The Master Builder, Rainbow Kiss, The Lover and Pygmalion. Charlotte’s screen credits include The Safe House, The Importance of Being Earnest, Elementary, Royal Pains and The Good Wife.

Stephen Tompkinson is best known for screen roles including Alan Banks in ITV crime drama DCI Banks and Danny Trevanion in Wild at Heart. His theatre credits include: Spamalot at the Playhouse Theatre, Faith & Cold Reading at the Live Theatre, Newcastle, The Sign of The Times on a UK Tour, The Revengers Tragedy at the Manchester Royal Exchange, Charley's Aunt, at Theatre Royal Bath and UK Tour, Cloaca at the Old Vic, Rattle of a Simple Man at the Comedy Theatre, The Play Wot I Wrote at Newcastle Theatre Royal, Arsenic and Old Lace at the Strand Theatre, Art, West End, Tartuffe on National Tour, No-one Sees The Video at the Royal Court Theatre, Across The Ferry at the Bush Theatre, Love's Labour's Lost, Women Laughing at Manchester Royal Exchange, Absent Friends at Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Wolsey Theatre, Ipswich. Stephen’s film credits include Victor, Harrigan, Tabloid, Hotel Splendide and Brassed Off. His other TV credits include Trollied, Prime Suspect: The Final Act, Truckers, Dalziel & Pascoe, New Tricks; Shakespeare Retold: The Taming Of The Shrew, Marian, Again; The Last Detective; A Survivor's Guide To Love, In Denial Of Murder, Marple: Murder At The Vicarage, My Dad's The Prime Minister, In Deep, Lucky Jim; Ted & Alice; Bedtime; Black Cab; Mr Charity; Grafters; The Flint Street Nativity, Drop The Dead Donkey, British Comedy Award Winner for Best TV Comedy Actor, Ballykissangel, The Vicar of Dibley, Father Ted. Stephen is also well-known for his work in radio drama and has appeared in over 200 radio productions.

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