Local Heroes announced at Chichester
31 August 2022
Reporter: Sheila Connor
The full company has been announced for David Greig's adaptation of the film Local Hero at Chichester Minerva Theatre with music by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits, running from 8 October to 19 November 2022.
It will be directed by Artistic Director Daniel Evans, who said, "the minute I read David Greig's warm and witty book and heard Mark Knopfler's seductive folk score, I fell hook, line and sinker... It's a story for our time where communities and corporations collide and it asks us to readdress how we look at the world by interrogating what we value."
Set in 1983 in a small Scottish fishing village, everything will change when the oil tankers arrive bringing prosperity, but one person realises that not everything of value is for sale.
The Tony Award-winning American actor Gabriel Ebert will make his UK stage debut as Mac, with Lillie Flynn (as Stella), Paul Higgins (as Gordon), Hilton McRae (as Ben), Jay Villiers (as Happer), and Rodney Earl Clarke, Ali Craig, Julie Cullen, Liz Ewing, Murray Fraser, Craig Hunter, Rachael Kendall Brown, Joshua Manning, Jackie Morrison and Betty Valencia.
Local Hero will be designed by Frankie Bradshaw with lighting design by Paule Constable with Ryan Day, sound design by Paul Arditti, musical direction by Richard John, movement direction by Sasha Milavic Davies and video design by Ash J Woodard. The music producer is Guy Fletcher with orchestrations and arrangements by Dave Milligan, casting by Charlotte Sutton CDG and US casting by Jim Carnahan.
- Local Hero - Book by David Greig, music and Lyrics by Mark Knopfler, based on the Bill Forsyth film