Julia set to haunt Brighton

lt -rt Joe McFadden (Andy), Duncan Preston (Joe), Richard O'Callaghan (Ken) - Haunting Julia by Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by Andrew Hall, Mercury Theatre Colchester Wed 29 Aug �' Sat 8 Sept, then UK Tour to Dec 8 2012, Various Venues. www.hauntingjulia.com
lt -rt Joe McFadden (Andy), Duncan Preston (Joe), Richard O'Callaghan (Ken) - Haunting Julia by Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by Andrew Hall, Mercury Theatre Colchester Wed 29 Aug �' Sat 8 Sept, then UK Tour to Dec 8 2012, Various Venues. www.hauntingjulia.com
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The first UK tour of the critically acclaimed London production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Haunting Julia visits the Theatre Royal Brighton for a week long run from Tuesday, December 4 – Saturday, December 8 (matinees Thursday and Saturday at 2.30pm.)

Julia was a musical prodigy – Little Miss Mozart they called her.

At eight years old she was writing symphonies, by the age of 19 the world was at her feet. Until her body was found lying in a pool of blood.

Twelve years have passed and Joe, her father has never stopped asking why. Did she really take her own life? Or was someone else with her on that fateful night?

Strange sounds and signs have begun to haunt the shrine Joe has built to his lost daughter.

Tonight he wants an answer... and he will get it.

In the cast are Duncan Preston (Joe), Richard O’Callaghan (Ken), Joe McFadden (Andy), and Louise Kempton.

Duncan Preston has appeared in many television series. He is best known as Clifford in the BBC series Acorn Antiques written and starring Victoria Wood.

His other major TV roles include Stan in Dinner Ladies, also written and starring Victoria Wood. Duncan Preston was a regular in ITV’s Surgical Spirit and has played Doug Potts in ITV’s Emmerdale. Richard O’Callaghan has appeared in many Shakespeare plays with the RSC, National, Open Air Theatre, Regents Park and Chichester.

He portrayed Pope John Paul I in The Last Confession with David Suchet at Chichester and at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Joe McFadden is best known for his role as PC Joe Mason in ITV’s Heartbeat, as Dr Marshland in the BBC’s award winning Cranford and in Casualty.

Andrew Hall directed the sell out season of Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? at Trafalgar Studios in 2009 with Matthew Kelly and Tracey Childs.

Last year Andrew played the controversial role of Marc/Marcia Selby in ITV’s Coronation Street.

He was Russell in the long running BBC TV comedy series Butterflies.

Tickets cost £12-£25. Ring: 0844 871 7650 or visit: www.atgtickets.com/brighton