Cast Announced for final part of The 306 Trilogy
The 306 Dusk, the third and final part of Oliver Emanuel and Gareth Williams’s powerful and profound First World War project, is set to begin rehearsals at Perth Theatre this month, and we are delighted to reveal the cast members for the trilogy’s elegiac conclusion.
The first part, The 306: Dawn, which premiered in the Perthshire countryside summer of 2016, followed the story of three of the condemned soldiers around the events of the Battle of the Somme, while the second part, The 306: Day, premiered in Perth’s historic Station Hotel in 2017, and charted the struggles of the women and families left behind on the home front, as well as their fight to be heard over the clamour of conflict.
Directed by Wils Wilson, The 306: Dusk brings the trilogy into the modern day, exploring the depth of feeling around the First World War a century on from its conclusion, and how the spectre of trauma continues to haunt soldiers in the modern day. Set in the Delville Woods, one of the First World War’s bloodiest battlefields, the play will follow three disparate characters on Armistice Day 2018.
Ryan Fletcher, who featured in the original cast of the National Theatre of Scotland’s Black Watch, as well as in productions such as Beautiful Burnout (2012) and The Driver’s Seat (2015), will be joining the company in the role of Keith, a retired soldier.
Sarah Kameela Impey joins the company in the role of Rachel, a young teacher from London, while Danny Hughes will play Private Louis Harris, the last British soldier to be shot at dawn in the final days of the War. Both will be making their National Theatre of Scotland debuts in the production.
The 306: Dusk continues our collaboration with Perth Theatre and 14-18 NOW, and will open in the newly restored and redeveloped Perth Theatre on Saturday 13 October 2018. For more information about The 306: Dusk click here.