Jenny and Tim return to RSC for Mischief

Published: 24 August 2022
Reporter: Steve Orme

Jenny Rainsford who will take the lead in Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer
Tim Treloar who will appear in both Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer and O, Island!

Jenny Rainsford and Tim Treloar will return to the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford for the Mischief Festival, which will feature six actors making their RSC debuts.

Rainsford is best known for her role as Boo in Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s television series Fleabag. She was last seen at the RSC in 2016 playing Miranda in Greg Doran’s production of The Tempest. She will take the title role in Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer by Bea Roberts in the Mischief Festival.

Treloar will play Clive and Tig in Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer and Mick in Nina Segal’s O, Island! He last appeared at the RSC in 2011 as Guy of Gisborne in David Farr’s The Heart of Robin Hood.

The six making their RSC debuts are Anna Andresen, Joe Barber, Alex Bhat, Linda Broughton, Nathan McMullen and Jade Ogugua.

O, Island! is a “funny and furious modern myth about disaster and community, exploring how borders can be changed by people, by nature and by accident”. Guy Jones will direct the play which will be performed in The Other Place from Friday 30 September until Saturday 5 November.

Ivy Tiller: Vicar’s Daughter, Squirrel Killer is a “darkly comic drama which challenges who belongs and who thrives”. Ivy Tiller is preparing to wage a war. Her target: the invasive grey squirrel. Her goal: to oust the invaders and restore the native red squirrels as “rightful” inhabitants. Directed by Caitlin McLeod, it will run in The Other Place from Thursday 6 October until Saturday 5 November.