Olivier Award-winning actress Celia Imrie is to star in the world premiere of Mixed Up North at the Bolton Octagon this autumn.
The show, written by Robin Soans and directed by Out of Joint artistic director Max Stafford-Clark, will open the Octagon’s first season under the leadership of David Thacker on September 10.
Imrie – who won an Olivier for Best Performance in a Supporting Role for her appearance in musical Acorn Antiques: The Musical! in 2006 and was most recently seen in Nicholas de Jongh’s A Plague Over England – will play the role of youth group leader Trish. She will share the part with Judith Amsenga.
They will be joined on stage by London DJ Muzz Khan, Lisa Kerr, Asif Khan, Kashif Khan and Rosie Leslie.
Tyrone Lopez, Kathryn O’Reilly, Claire Rafferty, Stephanie Street, Mia Soteriou, Lorna Stuart and Matthew Wait will also star in the production.
Mixed Up North is based on real events and explores the racial divide in Burnley. It will run from September 10 to 26.