Casting Announced For Curve’s Co-Production Of The Graduate

50 years since the release of the iconic hit film, West Yorkshire Playhouse and Curve in association with Simon Friend and Gavin Kalin Productions present The Graduate.

With acclaimed director Lucy Bailey, (Great Expectations, Dial M for Murder, West Yorkshire Playhouse) whose work spans classics at the Globe and RSC to West End productions, The Graduate stars Catherine McCormack (Braveheart, Spy Game) as Mrs. Robinson and Jack Monaghan (War Horse, Black Mirror) as Benjamin.

Pictured in character for the first time, Catherine McCormack and Jack Monaghan take up their roles 50 years since the runaway success of Mike Nichols’ hit film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft.

Catherine McCormack, playing Mrs Robinson, has worked extensively in film, television and theatre. She is best known for her starring roles in the multiple Academy Award-winning films Braveheart with Mel Gibson, and Spy Game with Brad Pitt, as well as receiving an Olivier Award nomination for her role in All My Sons at the National Theatre, alongside Julie Walters. Starring opposite her is Jack Monaghan as Benjamin, who has played the lead role in the record-breaking West End production of War Horse, as well as featuring in Charlie Brooker’s Black Mirror and Richard Curtis’ film About Time.

Director Lucy Bailey said: ‘The Graduate is a satire on the values and lifestyle of middle class suburban America. The world seen through Benjamin’s eyes is a heightened surreal version of reality, at times grotesques and absurd. It’s a coming of age play – painfully funny and deeply human.’

Based on Charles Webb’s novel, The Graduate sees an educated young man swept into an illicit encounter with an older married woman, setting them both on a thrillingly destructive course. The cast is completed by Emma Curtis playing Elaine, Tom Hodgkins as Mr Braddock, Rebecca Charles as Mrs Braddock and Richard Clothier playing Mr Robinson.

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.

For more details on The Graduate visit www.curveonline.co.uk.

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Matthew has been writing for the past 5 years about music, sports and movies and has now finally got his chance to write about theatre. Having previously worked for the likes of Kerrang and Uncut, as well as previously having a radio show for 6 Towns, he has interviewed hundreds of bands throughout his career.

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