Former EastEnder Scarlett Alice Johnson to head a new play about the highs and lows of Southampton Football Club

Basingstoke Gazette: Scarlett Alice Johnson Scarlett Alice Johnson

A FORMER EastEnder will head the cast of The Saints, a new play about the highs and lows of following Southampton Football Club, this summer.

Scarlett Alice Johnson, best known for her role as Vicki Fowler in the soap, as well as playing Laura in the BBC series Pram Face, will play the role of Emily.

Nuffield will premiere The Saints in August at Nuffield Playing Field, a specially built pop-up theatre in Southampton’s Guildhall Square.

The production is set to explore the theatrical experience of attending a football match, from the sense of spectacle and occasion to the intimacy and power of crowd behaviour and the sense of belonging and community this creates.

The Saints, which celebrates the city and Nuffield’s joint 50th birthdays, is written by award-winning young playwright Luke Barnes and directed by Matthew Dunster (Mametz, National Theatre Wales; The Frontline, The Lightning Child, The Globe; Love And Money, Young Vic and Royal Exchange).

It will run from August 1 to 17. Tickets are on sale now.

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10:26am Wed 18 Jun 14

teddrake says...

I've seen the script - and it looks good: 'TP or not TP, that is the question.' (a scene about Terry Paine).
I've seen the script - and it looks good: 'TP or not TP, that is the question.' (a scene about Terry Paine). teddrake
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11:34am Wed 18 Jun 14

Crispinmumbles says...

She doesn't kook much like Franny Benali though!
She doesn't kook much like Franny Benali though! Crispinmumbles
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12:01pm Wed 18 Jun 14

Dave Juson says...

Crispinmumbles wrote:
She doesn't kook much like Franny Benali though!
True, but ... anything I say is going to be interpreted as a double entendre, isn’t it?
[quote][p][bold]Crispinmumbles[/bold] wrote: She doesn't kook much like Franny Benali though![/p][/quote]True, but ... anything I say is going to be interpreted as a double entendre, isn’t it? Dave Juson
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12:07pm Wed 18 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

Crispinmumbles wrote:
She doesn't kook much like Franny Benali though!
But both are tidier in the kitchen than Nicola Cortese.
PC Declaration:
This is intended to be a 'rent boy's' in joke, so any inference at sexism is unintentional.
[quote][p][bold]Crispinmumbles[/bold] wrote: She doesn't kook much like Franny Benali though![/p][/quote]But both are tidier in the kitchen than Nicola Cortese. PC Declaration: This is intended to be a 'rent boy's' in joke, so any inference at sexism is unintentional. lowe esteem
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1:16pm Thu 19 Jun 14

allsaintsnocurves says...

New Saints star?! Yeah I'd have her at the back...
New Saints star?! Yeah I'd have her at the back... allsaintsnocurves
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