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Mary Rose - Riverside Studios

Jessie Cave

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

JESSIE Cave will play the title role in the classic ghost story Mary Rose by Peter Pan author J. M. Barrie. The production, directed by Matthew Parker, runs at Riverside Studios (Studio 3) from Wednesday, March 28 to Saturday, April 28, 2012.

In a Sussex manor house a ghost keeps watch, yearning for the return of her beloved boy. In the whispering waters surrounding the Hebrides, spirits keep vigil over a mysterious island.

Mary Rose is a supernatural story of love, lost innocence and the parallel world where our departed ones are still present, just beyond reach.

The ensemble cast of 16, including a chorus of eight spirits, features Joanna Watt, Charlie Kerson, Nicholas Hoad, Phil Bishop, Alec Gray, Sally Preston, Philippa George, Ariel Harrison and Maya Thomas, with more to be announced.

Jessie Cave played Lavender Brown in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Parts 1 and 2.

In 2009, she made her West End debut playing Thomasina in a revival of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia at the Duke of York’s Theatre. In 2011, she won an Off-West End stage award for her performance in Lou Ramsden’s Breed at Theatre 503 and created www.pindippy.com, a home for her comedy sketches and illustrations.

She can next be seen in series 2 of Simon Amstell’s Grandma’s House for BBC and in Mike Newell’s film adaptation of Great Expectations, playing Biddy. Her one-woman show Bookworm comes to Edinburgh Festival this summer.

Presented by DogOrange Theatre, Mary Rose is designed by Cherry Truluck, with lighting by Gary Bowman, sound by Mike Thacker and Andy Graham and costumes by Penelope Watson. Composer and Musical Director is Maria Haik Escudero.

Tickets: £17.50, £15 concessions. Reduced price previews (Wednesday, March 28 at 7.30pm and Thursday, March 29 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm) all seats £15. Available from the box office on 020 8237 1111 or online at www.riversidestudios.co.uk.

Times: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm.

NB: Mary Rose is suitable for ages 11+.