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Paper Dolls extends run

Casting news

DUE TO popular demand, Paper Dolls, Indhu Rubasingham’s second production as Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre, has extended its run at the venue by two weeks – until April 28, 2013.

Previously Posted: Full casting has been announced for the world premiere of Paper Dolls, a new play with music, which runs at the Tricycle Theatre from February 28 to April 13, 2013.

The line up includes Tom Berish (as Yossi), Jane Bertish (Noa), Noa Bodner (Shoshana/Ensemble), Ron Domingo (Chiqui), Ilan Goodman(Shirazi/ Ensemble), Shimi Goodman (Ensemble), Francis Jue (Sally), Jeffry Kaplow (Chaim), Tom Oakley (Ensemble), Angelo Paragoso (Zhan), Jon Norman Schneider (Jiorgio), Caroline Wildi (Adina) and Benjamin Wong (Cheska).

Paper Dolls is the second production directed by Indhu Rubasingham as Artistic Director of the Tricycle Theatre. Her debut production, the critically acclaimed Red Velvet, yesterday won two Critics Circle Awards for Adrian Lester as Best Actor and Lolita Chakrabarti as Most Promising Playwright.

In Tel Aviv, a group of Filipino immigrants work as live-in carers for elderly Orthodox Jewish men. Six days a week, they provide dedicated support to their employers. But on the seventh day, they transform into a homespun, sassy musical drag act – the Paper Dolls!

Paper Dolls is an extraordinary true story exploring an unlikely collision of cultures and the universal desire to find ‘home’.

Written by Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of Sundance Theatre, Paper Dolls is adapted from the documentary film by Tomer Heymann, which has won multiple awards including three at the 2006 Berlin International Film Festival.

Tom Berish’s stage credits include The Taming of the Shrew (RSC), Of Mice and Men (Watermill Theatre), Family Business (Watford Palace Theatre/Oxford Playhouse), Romeo and Juliet (Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh), Are We Nearly There Yet? (Wilton’s Music Hall) and After the End (Battersea Arts Centre).

On screen, he has appeared in Doctors, The Last Heroes of D-Day and The Village, all for the BBC.

Jane Bertish’s stage work includes The House of Bernarda Alba (Almeida Theatre), A Round Heeled Woman (Riverside Studios/West End), The Syndicate (Chichester Theatre/National Tour), The Duchess of Malfi (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Copenhagan (Watermill Theatre), Conversations With My Father (Old Vic/Scarborough Theatre), Phaedra (Old Vic/Aldwych Theatre), and Golgo, Seven Lears, The Last Supper and No End of Blame (Royal Court Theatre).

Her screen credits include My Dad’s the Prime Minister, The Sins, Vanity Fair, French and Saunders, Casualty, Girls on Top and Sword of Honour.

Noa Bodner’s stage credits include Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse), Judenfrei: Love and Death in Hitler’s Germany (New End Theatre), The House of Mirrors and Hearts (Arcola Theatre/Edinburgh Festival) and Latin Fever (Peacock Theatre/National Tour).

Bodner’s screen credits include World War Z, The Crossmaker, Chatroom and Rome.

Ron Domingo’s theatre credits include The Romance of Magno Rubio (Long Wharf Theatre, New Haven) for which he received an OBIE award in recognition of outstanding achievement in an Off Broadway theatre, The King and I (Harbor Lights Theatre), The American Pilot (Manhattan Theatre Club) and On House (WPA Theatre).

On screen, he has appeared in Blue Bloods, Person of Interest, Law & Order, As The World Turns, Rescue Me, Tenderness, Robot Stories, The Motel and Slow Jam King.

Ilan Goodman’s stage credits include Red Light Winter (Theatre Royal Bath), Tartuffe (English Touring Theatre), Chicken Soup with Barley (Royal Court Theatre), Danton’s Death (National Theatre), Miss Nightingale (The Lowry/Kings Head Theatre), Six Degrees of Separation (Old Vic) and Breaking the Silence and All Quiet on the Western Front (Nottingham Playhouse).

Ilan Goodman’s screen credits include A Long Way Down, Diana, That Woman, Yes, Prime Minister and Lost Cosmonauts.

Shimi Goodman has appeared on stage in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Ragtime (Open Air Theatre, Regent’s Park), Chicago (Cambridge Theatre), Dirty Dancing (Aldwych Theatre) and Bombay Dreams (Apollo Victoria); and on screen in Skins and Paul O’Grady Live.

Francis Jue’s stage credits include Pacific Overtures (Promenade Theatre), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Marquis Theater), M Butterfly (Eugene O’Neill Theater), Yellow Face, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Hamlet and A Language of Their Own (Public Theater). Jue’s screen credits include Joyful Noise, The Good Wife and Law and Order.

Jeffry Kaplow’s stage work includes The Grapes of Wrath (Finborough Theatre), The Plebians Rehearse the Uprising (Arcola Theatre) and Saraband (Jermyn Street Theatre). His screen credits include Mothers and Daughters and A Mighty Heart.

Tom Oakley’s theatre credits include West Side Story (RSC), Jersey Boys (Prince Edward Theatre), Love Never Dies (Adelphi Theatre), Once Upon a Time at the Adelphi (Liverpool Playhouse), Our Lady J (Royal Festival Hall) and Peter Pan (Civic, Chelmsford). His screen credits include Missing Christmas.

Angelo Paragoso’s stage credits include national tours of Miss Saigon and The Reporter for the National Theatre, Peter Pan (Manchester Opera House), Doctor Atomic (English National Opera), The King and I (Royal Albert Hall) and Aladdin (Theatre Royal Stratford East).

Jon Norman Schneider’s stage work includes Durango (The Public Theater), Ching Chong Chinaman (Pan Asian Rep), A Play on War and Blind Mouth Singing (NAATCO), Edith Can Shoot Things and Hit Them (Actors Theatre of Louisville/Humana Festival), Pool Boy (Barrington Stage), American Hwangap (Magic) and Durango (Long Wharf).

His screen credits include Veep, 30 Rock, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, The Electric Company, The Normals, The Rebound and Angel Rodriguez.

Caroline Wildi’s stage credits include Noises Off (Old Vic), Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet (RSC), Mansfield Park (Chichester Festival Theatre), Admirable Crichton (Theatre Royal Haymarket) and Ting Tang Mine and Fathers and Sons (National Theatre).

On screen, she has appeared in Hereafter, If I Had You, EastEnders, Brookside, Deux Freres and Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

Benjamin Wong’s stage credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (The Watermill), The Twelve Tenors (European tour) and The Firework Maker’s Daughter (Birmingham Stage Company).

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