The World Premiere of Gin For Breakfast, Jess Moore’s debut play, will open at the Tristan Bates Theatre on Thursday 28th September for a strictly limited four-week run, it was announced today by the show’s producer, Whatever Guise Productions.
The play follows childhood friends, Jen and Robbie, who are all grown-up now and galaxies away from where they imagined they would be. With their world-views set on a collision course, and their dreams imploding, Gin for Breakfast explores whether or not they can save themselves, and each other. And, when everything’s just star-stuff, does it matter?
Making his directorial debut is Ryan Gage whose acting credits include The Musketeers and The Hobbit series of films and, on stage, recently, The Miser, directed by Sean Foley. He is joined by Emmy-nominated Erica Hemminger, who will also make her London debut as lead designer. Miss Hemminger is Associate Designer to Derek McLane and has worked on Broadway productions and National and International Tours including Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.
Jess Moore studied ‘Advances in Scriptwriting’ led by Stephen Jeffreys at RADA, and the Academy recently commissioned a short film version of her play, Bitter Lemon, which will be shown at the RADA Festival today, July 5th.
Tristan Bates Theatre showcases new writing and contemporary writing and is establishing its reputation as one of London’s most prestigious fringe venues.
The Production will partner with CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) on after-show talks and events around mental health.