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Walden tickets on sale for debut run at London’s Harold Pinter Theatre
Amy Berryman’s debut play Walden will be the first in the new RE:EMERGE season from Sonia Friedman Productions. The season was initiated to create a space for new voices in the West End whilst simultaneously supporting and celebrating the theatre industry. Book tickets for Walden at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre and be the first to see the start of this exciting new season set to re-energise theatre.
RE:EMERGE Walden West End playWalden will be the first play from the Sonia Friedman Productions’ season RE:EMERGE to open at the Harold Pinter Theatre this May. Walden is a new play and is a debut from writer Amy Berryman. The play was a finalist in National Showcase of New Plays, National New Play Network 2020 and Henley Rose Playwright Competition for Women, Yellow Rose Productions 2019. Walden is the first play in the RE:EMERGE season and will be followed by plays J'Ouvert and Anna X.
What is Walden play about?Cassie, a NASA botanist, returns from a year-long Moon mission and finds herself in a remote cabin in the woods where her estranged twin sister, Stella, a former NASA architect, has settled into a new life with Brian, a climate activist. The sisters attempt to pick up the pieces of the rivalry that came between them and uncover old wounds in the process.
Walden play West End castRE:EMERGE play Walden will star Gemma Arterton. Arterton has appeared in numerous blockbuster films including St Trinian’s, Quantum of Solace, Clash of the Titans and Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters. She has also starred in various theatre productions, most notably in Made in Dagenham which earned her an Olivier Award nomination and saw her win an Evening Standard Theatre Award. Her other theatre credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Duchess of Malfi and Nell Gwynn.
Starring alongside Arterton is Fehinti Balogun who graduated from RADA in 2016. Balogun has appeared in a number of theatre productions since as well as on the big and small screen. His theatre credits include The Importance of Being Earnest (Vaudeville Theatre), Against (The Almeida), Myth (RSC) and King Lear (Old Vic). Also starring in Walden is Lydia Wilson. Wilson has performed in numerous theatre, television and film productions. In film she has appeared in Star Trek Beyond, About Time and All Is True. Her most recent theatrical credit saw her star in The Duchess of Malfi.