Squire Lane Theatrical announces the cast for Carguil Lloyd George Webley’s new play Shadows for the limited engagement run at Theatro Technis in London (5th – 7th December, 2017). The play explores the lives of three black inmates who have been placed in the same cell in a Birmingham prison and presents a bold, fresh take on the problematic interplay of race, crime, family and culture in the United Kingdom.
Shadows will star David Monteith (Topdog/Underdog, Cop Killers and Benjamin Zephaniah’s De Botty Business), who appears alongside David Ogechukwu Isiguzo (X&Y, Lyric Hammersmith; Transformers: The Last Knight) and Pharaon El-Nur (And Yet It Moves, Young Vic) with Troy Richards.
Tickets are now on sale at squirelane.co.uk.
David Monteith comes to Shadows from having completed a short film with Simon Callow and playing corrupt cop Sidney Dorsey in Sky TV’s Cop Killers. His latest theatre piece was a successful run of Play Mas at the Orange Tree theatre directed by Paulette Randall, who also directed him in his most recent West End role in Fences (The Duchess Theatre). He has an international Shakespearean portfolio having performed in Romania, Poland and the Czech Republic as Prince Escalus (Romeo & Juliet), Ariel (The Tempest), Leontes (A Winters Tale) and Pericles (Pericles) as well as numerous roles domestically including Prospero (The Tempest) and Aaron (Titus Andronicus).
He is very proud of playing Lincoln in Suzan-Lori Parkes’ classic Topdog/Underdog, playing the lead detective in Brian Clements’ Murder Hunt and fronting Benjamin Zephaniah’s De Botty Business as Marky.
David is also an Opera Director and has recently directed a successful run of a ‘post apocalyptic’ Dido & Aeneas. He is also an acting teacher/coach and the co-founder of the Geek Syndicate Network, who produce a website, podcasts, magazine, videos and BBC documentaries (which he hosted) dedicated to genre fiction in all forms.
David Ogechukwu Isiguzo is a film, television and stage actor with a passion for performance. He discovered his passion for acting whilst working as a charity fundraiser. Since then and presently he is sharpening his craft at The Unseen drama school under Carl Ramsey & Arjun Rose and at IDSA (Identity School of Acting).
David is currently filming for the second season of A Lesson Learnt, due for release in 2018. When time is spent away from the stage, set or rehearsal rooms, he is most likely training in Muay Thai, in the gym or watching Anime.
Stage credits include: Hal, ‘Proof’, Courtyard Theatre, dir: Brendee Green; Mark, ‘After The End’, Omnibus Theatre, dir: Alessandro Trinca; Chris, ‘X & Y’, Lyric Hammersmith, dir: Jessica Manu & Melina Namdar. Film credits include: ‘Deliverance’, dir: Paul J Lane; ‘Masterpiece’, Runyararo Mapfumo; ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’, dir: Michael Bay.
Pharaon El-Nur has been in love with acting since the age of 8. After a youth spent travelling to different countries and exploring various interests, he came back to Europe where he decided to finally take acting seriously.
Since settling in London two years ago, he has been a photo model, appeared in a few short films and a handful of plays, including And Yet It Moves at the Young Vic in the summer of 2017.
Carguil L.G. Webley (Playwright) performed with both the National Youth Theatre and Youth Music Theatre, and has written a series of stage plays, short films and web series, as well as facilitated drama and music workshops around the UK in conjunction with Mind charity, the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and Oxford Play House. He is currently working towards a MA in Creative Writing (Screenwriting & Playwrighting) at City University of London.
Kevin Michael Reed (Director) is an award-winning, internationally published fashion photographer, producer and director from New York City, currently living in London. He is the founder and president of Squire Lane Endeavors and its subsidiaries Squire Lane Films and Squire Lane Theatrical. He produced the critically acclaimed productions of Reese Thompson’s WHORE: A Kid’s Play and Joy Donze: 13 & Not Pregnant at the 2017 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Squire Lane Theatrical develops and produces socially critical and relevant stories for the stage in New York and London to provoke dialogue and inspire action on 21st century issues facing our world. In association with Baby Crow Productions, Squire Lane Theatrical recently completed a month long run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017 of the critically acclaimed productions of Joy Donze: 13 & Not Pregnant and WHORE: A Kid’s Play garnering multiple four and five star reviews.