A Better Woman: Casting news

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In recent weeks we’ve brought you news of The Marlowe’s second home-grown production, A Better Woman, which will run in The Marlowe Studio in December.  This week, our cast has been finalised, so here they are:

The lead role of Tom, who’s looking for love again in his forties, will be played by Ben Porter.

Ben Porter, who will play the lead role of Tom in A Better Woman

Ben Porter, who will play the lead role of Tom in A Better Woman

Ben trained at RADA. He’s worked mainly in the theatre, including appearing in several Alan Ayckbourn plays, directed by Ayckbourn himself at the Stephen Joseph Theatre. Ben has also appeared in the West End in The Woman in Black, and has worked with The National Theatre. He’s already familiar with the work of A Better Woman playwright Simon Mendes da Costa, having appeared in the national tour of Simon’s play Losing Louis.

Alexia Traverse-Healy will take the lead female role of Jessica. She’s worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, and at the Chichester Festival Theatre.

Other cast members include Paul Panting, who has had an extensive stage and TV career. His voice will be familiar to many parents, as he’s provided the voices for characters in the children’s TV series The Octonauts, Chuggington and Bob The Builder.

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