Straight

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A Sheffield Theatres Production in association with the Bush Theatre

Lewis and Waldorf were inseparable at university. Ten years on and a lot has changed. In the middle of a drunken night out, they make a bet that will take their friendship to whole new level.

Adapted for the stage by award-winning writer DC Moore and directed by Richard Wilson, this is the world première of Straight, a razor-sharp new comedy.

You’ll never look at your best friend in the same way again…

Based on the motion picture Humpday, written & directed by Lynn Shelton. Contains adult content and scenes of a sexual nature.

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Philip McGinley

Philip McGinley plays Waldorf. He previously appeared in Hobson’s Choice at Sheffield Theatres. His other theatre work includes Herding Cats (Theatre Royal Bath and Hampstead Theatre), Canary (Liverpool Everyman and Hampstead Theatre), More Light (Arcola Theatre), The Changeling (Cheek by Jowl) and Great Expectations (RSC). For television, his credits include Game of Thrones, The Gemma Factor, Coronation Street, Cold Blood, Blue Murder and Falling; and for film, Prometheus, Frank and Standing Room Only.

Henry Pettigrew

Henry Pettigrew plays Lewis. His theatre work includes The Master and the Margarita (Complicite), Anna Christie (Donmar Warehouse), Hamlet (Donmar West End), Beautiful Burnout (Frantic Assembly), Black Watch (National Theatre of Scotland) and The Bevellers (Glasgow Citizens’ Theatre). For television, The Belsen Redemption; and for film, Next of Kin.

Jenny Rainsford

Jenny Rainsford plays Steph. Her theatre work includes The Importance of Being Earnest (Rose Theatre, Kingston). For television, her credits include Da Vinci’s Demons; and for film, About Time and Prometheus.

Jessica Ransom

Jessica Ransom plays Morgan. Her theatre credits include POSH (Royal Court and Duke of York’s Theatre) and Unsung Heroes (Edinburgh Festival). For television, Horrible Histories, Doc Martin and The Armstrong and Miller Show.

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