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Camp Rock star Meaghan Martin to make her professional stage debut in The Actor’s Nightmare

The Actor's Nightmare from Nick Pearce (Target Live 2017)

Casting news

CAMP Rock star Meaghan Martin is to make her professional stage debut in Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang’s dark comedy The Actor’s Nightmare, which runs at Park Theatre (Park90) from July 16 to August 10, 2019.

The piece, especially curated from a selection of Durang’s shorts by 3 hearts canvas into a cohesive, stand-alone piece, explores different areas of the entertainment industry through biting satire and surreal comedy.

The Actor’s Nightmare offers snapshots of the eccentric and absurd, as audiences are offered an insight into the madness of the entertainment industry and all the things that those involved in it love to hate. From Tennessee Williams to Euripides, tossing in a bit of Beckett, no renowned playwright is safe. Classic plays are warped and distorted, with an outcome that is both shocking and hilarious.

The World Premiere of this curated piece includes the UK Premiere of some of Durang’s finest works including Mrs Sorken and Desire, Desire, Desire.

The Actor’s Nightmare features an ensemble multi-rolling cast led by Meaghan Martin, who is best known for playing the role of Tess Tyler in Camp Rock and Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (Disney Channel Original Movie) and the lead role in the 10 Things I Hate About You TV series. Her other credits include Mean Girls 2, Melissa & Joey, The Suite Life Of Zach and Cody, Geography Club, Dear Lemon Lima, Safelight, The Good Mother, House, Awkward and Close To Home.

The cast is completed by Layo-Christina Akinlude (The Secret Life Of Baba Segi’s Wives, Arcola Theatre, The Taming Of The Shrew, Shakespeare’s Globe); Stefan Menaul (I Loved Lucy, Jermyn Street Theatre, Dirty Dancing, UK Tour/West End); Adrian Richards (The Winter’s Tale, Macbeth and The Suicide, National Theatre, Eden, Hampstead Theatre) and Kate Sumpter (The Little Drummer Girl, BBC).

The production is directed by Lydia Parker, Artistic Director of Over Here Theatre Company which produced ObamAmerica (Theatre503), Our American Cousin and Dolphins and Sharks (Finborough Theatre) both of which she also directed.

The Actor’s Nightmare is suitable for ages 12+.

For more information or to book tickets, call the box office on 020 7870 6876 or visit www.parktheatre.co.uk/.

Read more about Park90’s July to December 2019 Season.