Black Box Theatre is proud to announce the cast of its Sydney and Illawarra Premiere production of TRAINSPOTTING, based on the novel by Irvine Welsh, adapted by Harry Gibson and directed by Luke Berman.
Leichhardt resident Damien Carr steps into the lead role of Mark Renton, an unemployed university drop out and drug addict. Damien graduated from Flinders University with a double major in Drama and English, and boasts a strong theatre resume which includes The Glass Menagerie with the Adelaide reparatory Theatre Company, Two Gentlemen of Verona and Cosi.
University of Wollongong Faculty of Creative Arts graduate Brendon Taylor plays four roles. Tommy Murphy is Mark Renton’s unemployed friend who loves alcohol and Ecstasy. Simon ‘Sick Boy’ Williams, also friend’s with Renton, is a rent-boy and Junky. Since graduating his theatre degree, Brendon has acted over eighteen stage productions including six Shakespearean productions and several productions with the Sydney Fringe, Adelaide Fringe, Riverside theatre and the Newtown Theatre.
Sydney University Arts graduate Taylor Beadle-Williams was a standout in an aggressive audition hit-out to assume several challenging and confronting roles in TRAINSPOTTING. Her primary role, Alison works as a waitress and is mother of her loved child ‘Dawn’. Alison is also a ‘junky’. Taylor also plays Tommy’s ex-girlfriend Lizzie and Franco Begbie’s pregnant girlfriend June.
Irish born actor and musician Mark O’Connor takes on the aggressive role of Franco Begbie, the heavy drinking petty criminal as well as drug dealer ‘Mother Superior’ Johnnie Swan. Mark is looking forward to arguably one of the biggest challenges of his career, and is taking to his role quickly.
Director Luke Berman is very satisfied with the high calibre of talent who put their hands up to be a part of TRAINSPOTTING, and is excited about the strong potential and commitment already shown by this fine ensemble of actors.
TRAINSPOTTING opens 8th May at the King Street Theatre and will run a three week season in association with Emu Productions, before travelling south to the Illawarra for a two week season in Wollongong.
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