News: Full cast announced for UK tour of What’s In A Name?

Adam Blanshay Productions is pleased to announce that Emma Carter (Temple) will complete the cast of the UK Tour of international hit comedy What’s In A Name?, adapted and directed by Jeremy Sams from the award-winning French film and stage sensation, Le Prènom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière.

The ferocious comedy has garnered critical acclaim from across the country since first embarking in the autumn earlier this year, with praise in particular for the cast who will be returning in the new year; Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), Bo Poraj (Miranda, Musketeers), Louise Marwood (Emmerdale) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Matilda).

What’s In A Name? hilariously captures a particularly awkward family dinner party. The witty and razor-sharp production will return to Birmingham, where audiences will have a second opportunity to catch the play after it first opened at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre in 2017. The extended tour kicks off again at The Alexandra Theatre in March 2020 and will then visit Leicester, Bath, Poole, Bradford, Brighton and Bromley.

Father-to-be Vincent and his partner Anna are invited to dinner by his sister Elizabeth and her husband, Peter. They are joined by childhood friend Carl for a mature and sophisticated gathering.

The meal is lovingly prepared, and wine carefully selected. The friends are prepared for the usual humorous exchanges they’ve come to expect.

But tonight, a startling revelation about the name chosen for Vincent’s and Anna’s expected child becomes the catalyst for a destructive argument which spirals hysterically out of control. Tonight no one is holding back! Egos, childish resentment and unspoken feelings are relentlessly and hilariously exposed for the first time.

What’s In A Name? is written by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre De La Patellière with adaptation, translation and direction by Jeremy Sams. Set design is by Francis O’Connor and lighting design is by Rick Fisher.

For tickets and more information please visit:

Tour Dates

Curve Studio, Leicester
16 – 21 March
0116 242 3595 |

Theatre Royal Bath
23 – 28 March
01225 448844 |

Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
31 March – 4 April
01202 280000 |

The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford
7 – 11 April
0 1274 432000 |

Theatre Royal Brighton
15 – 18 April
0844 871 7650 |

Churchill Theatre, Bromley
21 – 25 April
020 3285 6000 |

Photo credit: Piers Foley for Target Live

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