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Daphne Alexander and Sally Dexter to appear in HIDDEN IN THE SAND at Trafalgar Studios 2 in October

Sally Humphreys Productions Ltd and Arden Entertainment present



 A NEW PLAY
WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY JAMES PHILLIPS

AT TRAFALGAR STUDIOS
FROM TUESDAY 1 TO SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2013

Hidden in the Sand, written and directed by James Phillips, will play at the Trafalgar Studios 2 from Tuesday 1 - Saturday 26 October (press night Friday 4 October) it was announced today. On sale now. Full listings below.

I think we’ve been waiting for each other. And so I’m going to trust you.
That’s all you can do with people. Say this is my heart and if you drop it then it will break.

Alexandra, a refugee from the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, has made a home in London where for decades she cocoons herself from the ghosts of the past. Until one day she meets Jonathan, an English classical scholar who falls deeply in love with her - a chance meeting that sets in motion a journey of remembrance, overcoming grief and letting go of the past in order to live in the present. Set between London and Cyprus and against a backdrop of war and the partition of countries, Hidden in the Sand is a beautiful and passionate story of a love that endures distance and time.

The cast features Daphne Alexander as Sophia Green, Sally Dexter as Alexandra Chrysostomou, Scott Handy as Jonathan Hunt and Yolanda Vazquez as Eleni Green.

Daphne Alexander is best know as regular character ‘Nadia’ in the BBC’s long running medical drama Casualty, a role she played for almost 2 years. Other television credits include House of Saddam for the BBC and HBO and The Amazing Mrs Pritchard for the BBC. Theatre credits include City Stories/Lullaby at St James Theatre, ‘Claire’ in Mare Rider and ‘Fidan’ in Lust and Found at the Arcola Theatre and ‘Leticia’ in Sea at Night at the Hackney Empire. Film work includes ‘Connie’ in The Ghost Writer directed by Roman Polanski.

Sally Dexter was recently seen as Simone in Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre. Other recent credits include the White Witch in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Threesixty Theatre in Kensington Gardens, Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre and Mother Superior in Sister Act at the London Palladium. Sally’s many credits at the National Theatre include The Recruiting Officer, Entertaining Strangers, The Winter’s Tale, American Clock and The Threepenny Opera. Sally won an Olivier Award for her performance in Dalliance at the National Theatre and was Olivier-nominated for her performances in Sam Mendes’ Oliver! at the London Palladium and Closer at the National Theatre.

Scott Handy has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Victoria, Twelfth Night and The Tempest. Other recent credits include Love the Sinner at the National Theatre, Cyrano De Bergerac at Chichester Festival Theatre, Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway, The Seagull at Bristol Old Vic, Faustus at the Hampstead Theatre and An Inspector Calls at the Aldwych Theatre.

Yolanda Vazquez is best known for appearing in the film The Air Up There alongside Kevin Bacon, with other film work including Children of Men and Notting Hill. Yolanda was a member of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre's first all-female company, playing roles including Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, Adriana in The Comedy of Errors, Bertha in Augustine's Oak and Hippolyta in The Two Noble Kinsmen. Other recent stage credits include Titania in A Midsummer's Night Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

James Phillips is an award-winning writer and director. His first play The Rubenstein Kiss, which he also directed, premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 2005 starring Samantha Bond, Will Keen and Gary Kemp and went on to win the John Whiting Award and the TMA Award for Best New Play. Other stage work includes The Little Fir Tree, a fairy story commissioned by Michael Grandage for Sheffield Crucible and an adaptation of The Wind in the Willows at Latitude Festival 2012 and Theatre503. Television work includes one-off drama If We Dead Awaken for Channel 4. His next play Lee and Beauty about the life of Alexander McQueen is also due to open in 2014. Work as a director includes Frankie and Johnny at the Claire de Lune at the Sound Theatre, Macbeth at the Sheffield Crucible and Touched at Soho Theatre.

Sally Humphreys Productions’ recent productions include Touched...Like A Virgin starring Sadie Frost at Soho Theatre, Third Floor starring Craig Gazey (Coronation Street) and Emily Head (The Inbetweeners) at Trafalgar Studios, Live at the Ambassadors - a variety of concerts featuring STOMP, Chris Noth, Kelly Jones, Beverley Knight, James McCartney, Bill Wyman, Mica Paris, Charlie Watts, Paul McCartney and Mick Hucknall, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus (UK tour, Edinburgh Festival & Dubai), Lone Star & Private Wars starring Shane Richie and James Jagger, Days of Hope starring Siobhan McCarthy and David Burt and The Rubenstein Kiss starring Samantha Bond, Gary Kemp and Will Keen at the Hampstead Theatre.

Arden Entertainment was founded in 2006 by Douglas McJannet, and has managed recent productions including Never Forget at the Savoy Theatre and UK Tour, Dirty Dancing at the Aldwych Theatre, Bad Girls at the Garrick Theatre and the Sovermennik Season at the Noel Coward Theatre. Douglas is also Producer at Big Broad Productions whose recent work includes The Speed Twins at Riverside Studios.

Hidden in the Sand is written and directed by James Phillips with design by Timothy Bird. It is produced by Sally Humphreys Productions Ltd and Arden Entertainment.

LISTINGS

TUESDAY 1 - SATURDAY 26 OCTOBER 2013
TRAFALGAR STUDIOS, 14 Whitehall, SW1A 2DY
Tickets:                       £15.00 - £30.00
Performance times:     Monday - Saturday 7.45pm
Thursdays and Saturdays, 3.00pm
Box office:                   0844 871 7632

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