In rehearsal: Bug

Reporter: Matthew Amer, first published Tue 08 Mar 2016 16:33
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He may well be the hottest young actor on television at the moment, what with the success of series Happy Valley, War And Peace and Grantchester, but the meteor-like rising star that is James Norton is preparing to head back on to the stage at the ridiculously intimate Found111. That’s right Sunday night drama fans, in Bug you’ll be able to see him almost as close up as when you push your face right up against the TV screen. Just me?

What’s more, he’s got another Sunday nighter with him, in the form of Downton Abbey’s Daisy Lewis, along with stage regulars Alec Newman and Robert Goodale, and the always staggeringly good, should-be-a-global-superstar-by-now, sharpest cheekbones in theatre-sporting Kate Fleetwood.

We’re not hiding our excitement that well, are we? Why should we, this revival of Tracy Letts’ thriller about a cocktail waitress in hiding from her abusive ex-husband has all the hallmarks of being a stonker of a show.

Just imagine, then, the whoop of joy that met the arrival of Simon Annand’s rehearsal images. They’ll keep us going until Bug hits the Found111 stage on 24 March.