John McArdle, Remmie Milner and Victoria Brazier among cast for Top 5 Season

John McArdle, Remmie Milner and Victoria Brazier among cast for Top 5 Season

Octagon Theatre Bolton are excited to announce the cast for this year’s Top 5 Season

Returning to the Octagon are many familiar faces, including Emmerdale’s John McArdle, Remmie Milner, who performed in #ChipShopTheMusical and To Kill a Mockingbird, and Victoria Brazier, who recently performed in the Manchester Theatre Awards nominated Multi-Story by Monkeywood.

All in a Row by Alex Oates: Victoria Brazier, Richard Hand, and Joseph Carter.
Three Mothers by Matilda Velevitch: Ruth Evans, Victoria Brazier, and Flo Wilson.
ROOST by Rosie Kellett: Kathy Jamieson, Abigail Hood, Remmie Milner and Joseph Carter.
The Rub by Gareth Jandrell: John McArdle, Richard Hand, Ian Aspinall, Sara Sadeghi, and Laura Lindsay.
Bleeding Hearts by James Leach: Richard Hand, Victoria Brazier, and Abigail Hood.

Janys Chambers, New Writing Associate at the Octagon, comments: “It is a huge privilege to have such a brilliant team of professional actors bringing these brand new stories to life. We want to thank the talented writers who have shared their work with us and which we will now share with our audiences."

Once a year, the Octagon opens a two-month window for anyone to send in their scripts to the Artistic Team, all of which are read. This past year saw over 800 submissions, covering a wide range of genres and topics.

Post-show discussions will be taking place after the readings.

The Top 5 Season is taking place alongside our REVEAL 2017 Festival. You can find out more about both the Season and the Festival, including dates and times, here.

"Each play is very different, but they all evoke incredible emotions and are very topical; they really capture the imagination."

Janys Chambers