Harry Melling’s play “Peddling” to make its London debut next year
Peddling, the critically acclaimed play written by former Potter alumnus Harry Melling (Dudley Dursley), will make its London debut at the Arcola Theater next year.
The actor, who will also star in the production, which is set to be directed by HighTide Festival Theater artistic director Steven Atkinson, will play at the Dalston venue from March 4 to 28, following successful runs at the 2014 Suffolk Festival and Off-Broadway in New York.
The production follows the story of a peddler boy, who awakens in a field somewhere in London with a firework in his hand. Unaware of how he got there and determined to find out, he must venture back to the start via the doorsteps of privileged London and the cracks that swallow thousands of young Londoners every day.
Talking about the show’s London transfer, director Atkinson said,
I’m delighted to be bringing another hit to London following its premiere at HighTide Festival 2014. The Arcola has a sterling track record for supporting innovative work and new artists, which makes it perfect for Harry’s debut play.
As part of its run, Peddling will hold a gala performance on March 19, the proceeds of which will go to Kids Company’s Playwriting and Performance course, which helps to support young people and their writing. You can purchase tickets by clicking here. Are you planning on checking this out next year? Let us know in the comments.