Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 12:21 pm | 0 Comments |
In a new interview with London News Online Matthew talks about his role in the upcoming play Unfaithful. When asked what the play is about Matthew said:
I guess if I were to try to sum it up, I’d say it’s about relationships; some in their infancy and some that have been going on for decades and it’s how people communicate in these relationships. It’s about the characters that we play in life and the facades that we put on. It’s about trying to have a connection with somebody, where we can be allowed to be ourselves, if only for a moment and what that requires.
He also discusses his character, Peter, who is a male escort:
“I have an illusion of freedom over my life, that allows me to do what I want. Being an escort is the kind of thing that maybe other people may frown on, or scoff at, but it allows me a level of freedom that they don’t have and it makes me special. I guess what we look at with Peter, is how much of that is a front? How much of that is a character that he must wear? Is there a piece of him he has to keep hidden or else he gets lost and that’s what we’re exploring? Can you be an escort while still maintaining a personal, private relationship? There are lots of things that come with that.”
Matt expressed his excitement at returning to the West End after 2012’s Our Boys:
“I’m very excited to put this one on. I’m intrigued to see what people will make of it. Because of its honesty they may find it uncomfortable and not because they hate it, but because it will just resonate with people.” Matthew said “Its nice to be rehearsing in the West End and feel that buzz and that energy again. It’s really a club and once you’re in you’re in. It feels very family like.”
FOUND111 is a 100 seat venue and while talking about it’s small size Matthew says:
“Its very intimate. When I came here about month ago for the press photos it was my first time and I thought it was literally just a run down, almost derelict building, but there’s actually a warmth to it. I think it, sort of, takes on the life of the people who are in here. Since we’ve been here for the last week, it doesn’t feel derelict at all. It doesn’t feel abandoned. It feels full of life and I’ve been led to believe that on a theatre night there’s an electricity and a buzz that you get in here that you don’t normally get. It’s like we’re all in this weird building experiencing something unique and special and I think each night will feel like it’s one little thing that’s been shared amongst us hundred people and no one else.”
“I think it suits this play because of its rawness and its reality. I think it feels very much like you’re a fly on the wall.”
Mathew said “It’s like you’re a part of this, like that uncomfortable bystander on a tube platform, while someone’s arguing next to you. We get a real window into these people’s lives, which I think is perfect for this venue.”
Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm | 0 Comments |
Theater website What’s On Stage recently went behind the scenes during rehearsals for Matthew Lewis’ new play Unfaithful which opens at FOUND111 later this month. Watch the clip below to learn more about the play and it’s actors.
Unfaithful runs from 31 August to 8 October at Found111, with previews starting 25 August.
Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 9:32 pm | 0 Comments |
It has been announced this evening that Matthew Lewis has been cast in a new-to-London play titled Unfaithful. Unfaithful was first performed at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh, on 3rd August 2014.
The play runs from August 25th to October 8th at Found 111 on Charing Cross Road. Tickets to the play can be purchased here or by calling 020 7478 0100. Prices start at £35 and performance schedules are: Monday – Saturday 7.45pm or Wednesday & Saturday 3pm.
Emily Dobbs Productions is thrilled to present the London premiere of Unfaithful, a blackly comic new play starring Sean Campion (The Borgias, Stones in his Pockets), Niamh Cusack (Heartbeat, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time), Ruta Gedmintas (The Strain, The Tudors) and Matthew Lewis (Harry Potter film series, The Syndicate).
Tom is enjoying a quiet pint after work. Tara lies awake whilst her boyfriend finishes his shift. When their paths cross, a chain of events is sparked that reveal the unspoken desires and regrets of two relationships on the brink.
Sharply written by award-winning playwright Owen McCafferty (ScenesFrom The Big Picture, Shoot TheCrow) Unfaithful questions what it means to be lovers, partners and people. Directed by Adam Penford (Watership Down, A Small FamilyBusiness).
UPDATE: We found a page on writer Owen McCafferty’s website and it looks like the second male character, who we assume Matthew will be playing, is named Peter. The synopsis from his website states:
Can relationships withstand the brutality of betrayal? Joan and Tom, Tara and Peter; two couples struggling to comprehend their roles as lovers, partners and individuals. As Tom and Tara face the tedium of daily life, how far will they go to feel their hearts beat again? When their paths cross, the emotional fall-out will be explosive.
A stark and searing glimpse into the reality of our relationships – the unspoken desires, the piercing regrets, and the postponed conversations that mark us all.