Cast announced for the world premiere of The Brink

2 March 2016


Alice Haig, Vince Leigh, Shvorne Marks and Ciarán Owens will appear in the world premiere of Brad Birch's new play The Brink, directed by Mel Hillyard as recipient of the J.P. Morgan Emerging Director Award 2015.

Alice Haig's theatre credits include 84 Charing Cross Road (Southwark Playhouse), 'Tis Pity She's A Whore (Shakespeare's Globe), Sense and Sensibility (Watermill, Newbury), Wasted (Paines Plough), The Fairy Queen (Glyndebourne), Even Stillness Breathes Softly Against a Brick Wall, Greek Tragedy (Theatre503), and The Children's Hour (Royal Exchange).

Vince Leigh has appeared in Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre) and Propeller's productions of The Taming of Shrew, Twelfth Night, Henry V, The Winter's Tale, A Midsummer Night's Dream and Rose Rage. Recent TV includes Babylon, Endeavour and New Tricks.

Shvorne Marks played Lady Macbeth in Macbeth for the Orange Tree's 2015 Shakespeare Up Close production. She has also appeared in Flare Path (UK tour), The Witch of Edmonton (RSC), The Tea Party (Park Theatre), Some Other Mother (Traverse/Tron). TV includes Endeavour and Holby City.

Ciarán Owens' theatre credits include Don't Waste Your Bullets on the Dead (Vault Festival), Disco Pigs (House), So Here We Are (Royal Exchange/Hightide), The Crocodile (Invisible Dot/Manchester International Festival), King John (Shakespeare's Globe), A Handful of Stars (Theatre503/Trafalgar Studios), Oh What A Lovely War (Theatre Royal Stratford East), Candide, Titus Andronicus and A Mad World My Masters (RSC), and Our Country's Good (Out of Joint). TV includes Arthur and George, Spotless and Wallander.

In the play, History teacher Nick is on the edge. A hidden secret lies under the Brink. Nick can’t get it out of his mind. A series of visions force him to investigate what lies beneath. Nick’s girlfriend doesn’t understand. Neither do his fellow teachers. Frustrated, he confides in a Year 10 student but can she be expected to have all the answers?

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