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Everyman Rep 2018 welcomes old friends and new faces

The Everyman has revealed its new Rep Company for 2018 – and there are a host of familiar faces returning to the theatre.

Seven of last season’s performers will appear on stage when the new season opens in February.

Liverpool actors Liam Tobin, Keddy Sutton, George Caple and Emily Hughes are joined by Richard Bremmer, Zelina Rebeiro and Patrick Brennan in the 2018 cast.

And they will welcome a number newcomers to the Rep company including a trio of Liverpool actors in Nathan McMullen, Emma Bispham and Paul Duckworth, appearing alongside Golda Rosheuvel and Marc Elliott.

Meanwhile Nadia Mohamad Noor will be part of the season as this year’s YEP (Young Everyman Playhouse) acting trainee.

The Everyman Rep Company will perform four shows between February and June; Showboat, A Clockwork Orange, Othello and a new reimagining of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt – titled The Big I Am - by Liverpool writer Bob Farquhar.

Some of the 2018 Rep Company with Gemma Bodinetz and Nick Bagnall

Director Gemma Bodinetz, who recently won the UK Theatre Best Director award for her work on the inaugural rep season, will direct Lerner and Loewe’s Paint Your Wagon and Othello, while Nick Bagnall will take on directing duties for the other two productions.

Gemma Bodinetz said: “Company 18 is a marriage of old and new plays, familiar faces and not so familiar ones.

“Last year was an extraordinary adventure in to new territory. We’ve borrowed all we learned from our first and award-winning company season and tried to do it even better.”

Misfits star Nathan McMullen, who appeared in Macbeth at the old Everyman before it closed, said he was particularly looking forward to working on the new adaptation of Peer Gynt, and on A Clockwork Orange - as well as stretching himself to sing on stage.

He added: "When I heard about the Rep Company last year I thought 'Id love to be seen for that', so when I got the call this year I thought - brilliant, I really want this."

In the first season, the Everyman produced a Romeo and Juliet with two male actors in the leading roles. This season, actress Golda Rosheuvel will play Othello as ideas of gender, race, sexuality and hierarchy are challenged.

Along with some returning actors, the company also sees the return of designers Jocelyn Meall and Molly Lacey Davies, who will be joined by this year’s LIPA Design Prize winner Natalie Johnson.

James Fortune returns as composer for A Clockwork Orange and The Big I Am, and Kneehigh and New Adventures' choreographer Etta Murfitt will direct movement in A Clockwork Orange.

Tickets go on general sale from Monday November 13 on the website HERE

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