Following the news that ARC will be premiering Steelworks Theatre Company’s The Fulstow Boys in September, the company are now pleased to announce the cast of the show and that rehearsals will begin in early August.
Award-winning writer Gordon Steel’s brand new show, The Fulstow Boys has been produced in association with South Shields’ The Customs House and is a powerful, poignant, and hilarious play based on a true story.
Cast and Rehearsals
Teesside-born actor Simeon Truby returns to Steelworks after playing the title role in their last successful production, Grow Up Grandad. Simeon has played a wide range of roles on-screen over the years, including Hollyoaks, Coronation Street, and A Touch of Frost, as well as starring in a number of theatre productions including The Pitmen Painters, The Crucible, and Little Shop of Horrors.
Veteran Geordie actor David Nellist has an impressive pedigree and has starred in West End shows such as War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time along with television appearances in Tom Hardy’s Taboo, BBC’s Sherlock, Holby City, The Bill, and many more.
Simeon and David will be joined by Joshua Hayes – a television and stage regular who play Charles Kirman.
Potential star of the future, Ash Matthews, will also appear fresh after filming a number of series for Netflix, and Agatha Christie’s The ABC Murders for BBC and Amazon.
Also featuring in the production are talented actors Laura Mould and Katy Federman who bring a wealth of extra experience to the show.
Rehearsals will begin the week commencing Monday 13th August.
About The Fulstow Boys:
When Sky News and the rest of the world’s press descend on a small village in Lincolnshire, all hell breaks loose as they ask: Why doesn’t the village have a war memorial, and what are they going to do about it?
Determined to right a wrong that has been hanging over Fulstow since the First World War, the tenacious Nicola Pike leads the village committee in making a decision that threatens to tear the community apart: but Graham is desperate to cure his constipation; Maurice’s back is playing up; and Moira is furious that someone else has been asked to make the chocolate cake at the forthcoming fete.
Set across two time frames, the tale of a village’s monumental decision is both heart-breaking and hilarious.
About Steelworks Theatre Company:
Based on Teesside, Steelworks Theatre Company was founded in 2015 by playwright Gordon Steel with the aim of becoming a mid-scale touring theatre company.
Gordon has written and directed plays for over twenty years since his first play Dead Fish won a Fringe First in 1993. Since then, Gordon has written and directed many plays for Hull Truck including Like a Virgin, Albert Nobbs, Studs, and A Kick in the Baubles, many of which have been published.
Steelworks Theatre Company's inaugural production Grow Up Grandad was so successful that the Company launched a tour the following year, receiving standing ovations across the North. It has also been published by Joseph Weinberger.
The Fulstow Boys will be performed at ARC from Tuesday 6th September until Saturday 15th December. Tickets are available here or from ARC’s Box Office on 01642 525199