Fry, Tovey, Hadland to star in The Understudy

Stephen Fry, Russell Tovey, Sarah Hadland and more will star in a special radio production of David Nicholls’ The Understudy.

The cast also includes Layton Williams, Emily Atack, and Sheila Atim, who will record their parts in isolation, with the show then being stitched together remotely

The event has been created by the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, who will split charity proceeds from the project with Theatre Development Trust (SOLT and UK Theatre), Acting for Others and Equity Charitable Trust.

Fry said: “I am just so delighted to be working on Henry Filloux-Bennett’s superb adaptation of David Nicholls’ The Understudy. I do hope lots of you will listen in and combine a good time with support for our wonderful theatre industry.”

The show has sound, music and effects by Alexandra Faye Braithwaite, Annie May Fletcher and Sophie Galpin, with direction from Giles Croft.

The first part will be released on 20th May, with the second part on 27th May.

You can book tickets via the show’s official website.

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