Stuart: A Life Backwards at Watford Palace Theatre

Will Adamsdale and Fraser Ayres star in the World Premiere of

STUART: A LIFE BACKWARDS is at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013 before coming to Watford Palace Theatre on 28 – 31 August

Will Adamsdale and Fraser Ayres Credit Robbie Jack1 Will Adamsdale will play the role of Alexander whilst Fraser Ayres will play the eponymous role of Stuart. The production is directed by Mark Rosenblatt, designed by Jon Bausor with lighting design by Tim Mascall and sound design by Le Mez and Fridel. Completing the cast are John Cummins (playing Gavvy), Mike Goodenough (playing Fat Frank, Steve & Boyfriend), Sophie Russell (playing Phoebe) and Kirsty Woodward (playing Karen).

 Stuart: A Life Backwards is a novel set in Cambridge that investigates the life of Stuart Shorter, a man who had been repeatedly abused and failed by society and the state throughout his life. He became a unique, attractive, but dangerous adult, who did much to campaign on the issue of homelessness. Alexander knew Stuart, and the novel is a chronicle of their relationship as a prism to Alexander exploring Stuart’s life.

Stuart: A Life Backwards will receive its world premiere on 31 July 2013 at the Underbelly’s new Topside venue at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe before touring to Watford Palace Theatre and Sheffield.

  Double BAFTA award-winner Jack Thorne’s new adaptation tells the story of an unlikely friendship and of Stuart’s entire life – told ‘backwards’.

Stuart: A Life Backwards is at the Watford Palace Theatre from 28th  –  31st August

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