Right Now

by Catherine-Anne Toupin
Translated by Chris Campbell | A Bush Theatre, Traverse Theatre Company and Theatre Royal Bath Ustinov Studio Co-Production
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As Alice and Ben settle into their beautiful new flat they realise that the family across the hall hope to be more than just good neighbours. 

Soon, Juliette, Gilles, and their son François are wearing out the welcome mat; suggesting drinks, hors d’oeuvres and dancing. Things begin to heat up as innocent invitations lead to passionate encounters and unsettling revelations.

Written by award-winning Quebecois playwright Catherine-Anne Toupin, Right Now is a play with a dark heart, a disquieting exploration of one woman’s crisis and darkest desires. It walks a delicate line between playful laughter and deep trauma, teasing and thrilling audiences from beginning to end.

Directed by Michael Boyd, former Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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"If you like big laughs spiked with some serious human trauma this is unmissable."
Time Out
"A beautifully dark gem."
Arts Desk
"The play keeps us guessing with a thriller-like glee."
The Guardian
"As precise as a surgical incision yet as raw as an open wound."
The Times
"Simmering sexual frisson."
WhatsOnStage
"Raw, often unsettling."
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Guy Williams
Guy Williams trained at LAMDA and has gone on to perform in a huge range of theatre, television and film roles. Previous theatre credits include: Spanish Tragedy (Arcola); King Lear, The Seagull, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Winters Tale (RSC); The Duchess of Malfi (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Present Laughter (Theatre Clwyd); Rebecca (National Tour); Journey’s End (Comedy); The Romans in Britain (Crucible Theatre); Pravda, The Government Inspector, Venice Preserved, Antigone, Coriolanus, (National Theatre), Timon of Athens (Leicester); Rose Rage (Propeller, Watermill, Theatre Royal); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Propeller, Watermill, Comedy). Guy’s film credits include: London Has Fallen, The Man from U.N.C.L.E, The Cosmonaut, Sherlock Holmes, Middleton’s Changeling, To Walk With Lions, Thin Ice. Television work includes: Indian Summers, Young Cilla, Peaky Blinders, Downton Abbey, Mr Selfridge, Father Brown, Ripper Street, This is England 88, Land Girls, Law and Order, The Queen, Silent Witness, Spooks, King Lear, A Very Social Secretary, Trial and Retribution and Happy Valley.
Dyfan Dwyfor
Dyfan Dwyfor graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in 2007. He won the Richard Burton Award at the National Eisteddfod in 2004. Most recently he has appeared in Candylion (National Theatre Wales). Other theatre credits include: The Harvest (Soho Theatre/Ustinov Studio Bath); Titus Andronicus (The Globe); Praxis Makes Perfect (National Theatre Wales);Too Clever by Half (Royal Exchange); Fortunes Fool (The Old Vic); Ahasverus, Hamlet,  Little Eagles, Romeo & Juliet, The Drunks, As You Like It, Comedy of Errors (RSC). Film and Television work includes: Yr Oedi, Hinterland, Caerdydd, A470, Y Llyfrgell, The Passing, I Know You Know and The Baker.
Lindsey Campbell
Lindsey Campbell trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, graduating in 2013. Previous stage credits include: Nights (White Bear Theatre); The Harvest (Theatre Royal Bath/Soho); The Big Meal (Theatre Royal Bath/Hightide). Television credits include: Casualty, Doctor’s, Dani’s House, Blue Haven, Single Father.
Sean Biggerstaff
Sean Biggerstaff obtained his first professional acting role at ten, playing the son of MacDuff in a Michael Boyd production of Macbeth at the Tron Theatre, Glasgow. Other theatre work includes: Solid Air (Theatre Royal Plymouth), The Girl with the Red Hair (Lyceum/Bush/Hampstead Theatre), An Appointment with the Wicker Man (National Theatre of Scotland). Sean’s film work includes: Whisky Galore, Cashback, and Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Part 2) playing the part of Oliver Wood. His television work includes: Marple, Charles II, and Consenting Adults for which he won BAFTA Scotland’s Best Actor Award for his performance.
Maureen Beattie
Maureen Beattie trained at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and graduated with the James Bridie Gold Metal. Since then Maureen has gone on to play many roles with companies across the UK including the National Theatre of Scotland, National Theatre of Great Britain, the Globe, and the RSC, as well as touring internationally. Previous theatre credits include: The List, The Carousel, The Deliverance (Stellar Quines); John Gabriel Barclay (Óran Mór); Yer Granny, 27 and The Enquirer (National Theatre of Scotland); Romeo & Juliet (Rose Theatre Kingston); Dark Road, The Cherry Orchard (Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh); Noises Off (The Old Vic); No Quarter (Royal Court Theatre); Ghosts (Citizens Theatre); Masterbuilder, Othello, The Merry Wives of Windsor (National Theatre); The History Plays, Richard III, Titus Andronicus, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe  (Royal Shakespeare Company). Maureen’s television and film credits include: Outlander, Doctor Who, Vera, Casualty, Lewis, Midsomer Murders, Taggart, Bramwell, The Bill, Hard to Get, The Worst Week of My Life, Doctors, Moving On and Decoy Bride.

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23 Nov
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19 Nov
I so wish I could be buying a round in for this creative team at the pub after a day of rehearsals. But until then… https://t.co/doe5bS8jLb
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19 Nov
This creative team is FIREEEE 🔥 https://t.co/YlPoZKuDbC
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19 Nov
What a team! Can't wait to get this show up! https://t.co/420sa9cKxO
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19 Nov

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