JenkinsMcShane Casting CDG: Dangerous Lady

Date - 25 October, 2012, All News Press Nights Theatre

Dangerous Lady, cast by JenkinsMcShane CDG, has its Press Night this evening. Theatre Royal Stratford East celebrates the 20th anniversary of bestselling author Martina Cole’s explosive first novel Dangerous Lady with a gripping new stage adaptation. It follows two productions of Martina’s work at Theatre Royal Stratford East, with Two Women in 2010 and The Graft in 2011.

Patrick Prior has created a new stage adaptation with all the drama of the novel, developed and directed by Lisa Goldman (former Artistic Director, Soho Theatre and the Red Room) and featuring acclaimed local actress Claire-Louise Cordwell (Ecstasy, Orphans, There is a War) in the title role with James Clyde (Hamlet – Young Vic, Twelfth Night – National Theatre) as her wayward brother and Paul Woodson (Three Sisters – Lyric Hammersmith, Close the Coalhouse Door – directed by Samuel West) as the other love of her life.

Following the fortunes of a London Irish gangland family, Dangerous Lady spans three decades from the 1950s to the 1980s. For seventeen-year-old Maura, life in London’s underworld is just part of being a Ryan. At first she doesn’t approve of her brother Michael’s escalating criminal ambitions, but after a devastating love affair destroys all hopes of a normal life, Maura decides to join the family business – and is ready to make her mark.

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