Vertigo paints it Noir

David Upton

Vertigo Theatre Productions (Porno Chic, Black Ice, Last Dance, Ascension, M, The Great American 80s Soap Opera etc) are back after their recent triumph with Watching Goldfish Suffocate that picked up awards at Greater Manchester Fringe, with their most ambitious play ever, Noir.

Loosely inspired by a modern-day story, Noir relocates it to 1950s America.

Veronica Smart is a beautiful 36-year-old married to her husband for 16 years. Always wanting to be a star, she’s now grown tired of the marriage and wants out. Meeting a group of teenagers at the school, she sets in motion a plan that will include seduction, passion, lies and manipulation.

Stepping in to the femme fatale lead role is award-nominated Emma Morgan as Veronica Smart.

Critically acclaimed actor and star of Porno Chic Richard Allen plays 16-year-old Jimmy Flynn. Vertigo regular Stu Reeve will play the role of Detective Sal Pelletier. Award-nominated writer Danny Clifford plays the role of doomed husband Cliff Smart.

Grange Hill and Black Ice star Joe Slack plays teen rebel Riff Randell. Anna Hickling plays the virginal but corruptible Vivian Pierce. Benjamin Gray plays high school dropout/criminal Barry Vance.

More casting to be announced.

It’s written and directed by multi-award-winning Craig Hepworth.

Noir opens November 22 at The Kings Arms, Salford and plays until December 2.