Alex Ferns and David Schaal to Star in Rabbits at Park Theatre

Rabbits, a new black comedy about marital strife and bunny murder, comes to Park Theatre this 26th July. The show will run until 19th August 2017, with official press night on 29th July 2017. The production will star Alex Ferns and David Schaal, with producers announcing additional cast soon.

Writer Joe Hampson, who also wrote Skins and The News Quiz, is making his West End debut with this production. The story follows fallout as Frank prepares to save his and Susan’s marriage by taking their pet rabbit to be murdered by a psychopath.

When asked about his motivations to write this dark story, Joe Hampson answered: ‘Since starting out working on shows about teenage relationships and then moving on to write about more mature, complex, and irregular ones, the same question always appears: What is it that is keeping these people together?’

Directing Rabbits is Sadie Spencer. She also directed Cautionary Kate (King’s Head Theatre), Albee Vector the Sound Collector (Tour/Bristol Old Vic), and Seeing Double (Pleasance/Camden People’s Theatre).

About Alex Ferns and David Schaal

David Schaal and Alex Ferns star in the new play Rabbits at Park Theatre. Photo courtesy of Theatre Weekly.
David Schaal and Alex Ferns star in the new play Rabbits at Park Theatre. Photo courtesy of Theatre Weekly.

Alex Ferns is best known for his role as Trevor Morgan on BBC’s hit TV drama EastEnders. But he has also been in several stage productions including Out There on Fried Meat Ridge (Trafalgar Studios) and The Father (Trafalgar Studios). He also appeared in films like RomansLegend, and Taboo.

Meanwhile, David Schaal is famous for his roles in the British sitcoms The Office and The Inbetweeners. He studied at Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama for three years before working in television, film, and theatre. His theatre credits include American Justice (Arts Theatre), Beggars Bush (Globe Theatre/Latitude Festival), and Brotherly Love (Edinburgh Festival). He also appeared in other TV shows like MissingCasualty, and The IT Crowd. Meanwhile, his film work covers KidulthoodMr Nobody, and Clubbed.

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