Thomas casts off spells for spell in suburbia

March 16, 2010 | By | Reply More

A goat in suburbia, yesterday

By Thom Dibdin

Sian Thomas, who played Amelia Bones in the Harry Potter movies, has just been announced to play Stevie in the Traverse’s Scottish premiere of Edward Albee’s The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?. John Ramm, who played Doc Golightly alongside Anna Friel in the Theatre Royal’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s, is her husband, Martin, an architect whose momentous revelation is about to blow their perfect marriage apart.

This is the first time the Traverse have staged an Albee since a production of The Zoo Story in 1964, which was revived in 1965. The Goat premiered in 2002 on Broadway where it was a massive hit, earning Albee the Tony for Best Play as well as a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize. It is something of a taboo-busting piece of theatre as the banter of the opening act is drowned out by the actual nature of Martin’s relationship with Sylvia.

The Traverse production also features Kyle McPhail as the couple’s gay son, Billy. Paul Birchard plays Martin’s old school chum Ross, who is to conduct a TV interview with the now successful architect. Dominic Hill directs with Jonathan Fensom on design.

The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? opens for previews on 17 April with full performances April 21 – May 8.

Booking details on the Traverse Website

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