Following a wide ranging audition period that saw applications from across Cornwall and beyond, four cast members for Jonny Dry’s latest production An Tarow have been announced ahead of production which is due to take place in October.
Jackson New stars in the lead role of Peder, whilst Bryher Flander’s plays the lead speaking role of his mother. Other cast members in Kate Edney in the role of Miss Morveren and Tim Cartwright as Mr Cormoron.
Jackson New’s previous work includes recent local feature Long Way Back directed by Brett Harvey as well as Sola Lupa Productions Earth Beneath My Feet which was screened at Cannes in 2017. He has also appeared in ITV’s Poldark and The Guernsey and Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society starring Lily James.
Bryher Flanders graduated from the University of Bristol in 2015 and has built on her experience in the National Youth Theatre with roles in Zoe Alker’s Bit Red, Guy Watson’s The Mousehole Cat and Izzy Tennyson’s Grotty. She continues to tour across the southwest with a variety of theatre groups.
Kate Edney comes to An Tarow following a successful run of Canvas and Rum directed by Jason Squibb as part of North South Theatre. She also had roles in Brett Harbey’s Long Way Back as Rachael and Audrey in Martha Tilston’s debut feature The Tape. In 2018 she appeared as Oshi in Oceana of the Sea at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth.
With experience both in theatre and film, Tim Cartwright’s recent credits include James Osben’s Macbeth as well as appearing in the short film Mermaids directed by Yazmin Joy Vigus. He has also had numerous appearences with The Inn Theatre Company in Dartmouth including Othello and Goodnight Mr Tom. His film experience includes credits in The Black Knight, Excalibur Rising, Mordred, and World of Dreams.
With these local Cornish actors now cast, work begins in the coming weeks on rehearsals which will be supported by the Cornish Language Office to sensitively bring the Cornish language to the screen.