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The Spark: Cast Announcement

Fri 10th March 2023
Nicole Cooper, Johnny Panchaud and Beth Marshall

A Play, A Pie and A Pint (PPP) is delighted to announce the cast of The Spark by Kathy McKean, a new play about a woman who develops telekinetic powers after decades of suppressed rage that shows the ways a woman can and cannot remake her life and her world.

Directed by Gordon Barr (Artistic Director at Bard in the Botanics), The Spark reunites the team behind Medea, Bard in the Botanic’s acclaimed version of the Greek tragedy that won Best Production and Best Female Performance at the CATS Awards 2022.

This new play will star Medea’s Nicole Cooper, who most recently played Lady Macbeth in Zinnie Harris’s acclaimed Macbeth (an undoing) at The Lyceum, and Johnny Panchaud. They will be joined by Beth Marshall who returns to PPP after playing scientist Mary Somerville in Mary & Ada Set The World to Rights.

The Spark will debut at Òran Mór, Glasgow(27 March – 1 April 2023) before performing at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh (4 – 8 April 2023).

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