Satire and seduction – The Graduate in rehearsals
The cast of The Graduate explore the values of suburban 1960’s America in new rehearsal images from the upcoming revival at the Playhouse.
Catherine McCormack, who starred opposite Mel Gibson in the 1995 multi-award winning film, Braveheart will play Mrs. Robinson while Jack Monaghan, who performed in the West End sensation, War Horse and TV series Black Mirror takes on the role of her deeply disillusioned paramour, Benjamin.
This sleek production is directed by the acclaimed Lucy Bailey, whose previous successes at the Playhouse include Great Expectations, Dial M for Murder and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
McCormack and Monaghan are joined by Emma Curtis playing Elaine, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Braddock, Rebecca Charles as Mrs Braddock and Richard Clothier playing Mr Robinson.
Design on the production is by Mike Britton, with Sound Design by Horsforth-based Mic Pool.
The Graduate is a coproduction between West Yorkshire Playhouse and Curve in association with Simon Friend and Gavin Kalin Productions.*1
The Graduate is adapted by Terry Johnson, based on the novel by Charles Webb and the motion picture screenplay by Calder Willingham & Buck Henry by special arrangement with StudioCanal.
*1 by special arrangement with StudioCanal. Originally produced on the London & Broadway Stage by John Reid & Sacha Brooks