Thanks to everyone who came on Saturday to the rehearsed reading. It was wonderful to have such an appreciative audience for the show’s first little baby step. Watch this space to find out where you can see the play next, and please sign up to receive news by entering your email below, or like the Facebook page with the button up top here.

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Cast announced for rehearsed reading

Very pleased to anounce that the cast for the rehearsed reading of North of the Sunset at the Cockpit on 3rd August will be as follows:

Julian JosephThelonious Monk

Julian Joseph

Julian Joseph is a world-class jazz pianist with large-scale compositional skills … [His recent live album is] an arresting reminder of Joseph’s powers and deep awareness of the jazz tradition.’

John Fordham, The Guardian

Behemoth of British jazz, Julian Joseph will take on the challenging dual role of musician and actor in this perormance.

Tamsin ShashaPannonica


The best moments were when Tamsin Shasha as Monk’s Baroness Nica was telling the story of some of the more improbable escapades from her travels with Monk. Shasha is both versatile and elegant: not only did she convince with her prim cut-glass Patricia Hodge, and diction to die for, but also was impressive when being lofted upwards as a butterfly.

Sebastian Scotney, The Telegraph

Tamsin will be reprising the role that she played to great acclaim in Misterioso.

Angela KooNellie Monk

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Angela is a wonderful actress who has worked with David Walter Hall twice before in productions of Meslier and The Last Priest.

First rehearsed reading

There will be a rehearsed reading of North of the Sunset in the Cockpit Theatre, Marylebone, London in the afternoon of the 3rd August 2013. More details, including exact time will be announced here soon.

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