‘Racing Demon’ - VIDEO PREVIEW

The Sheffield Telegraph got an exclusive preview of the latest David Hare play to hit Sheffield Theatre’s as part of the David Hare Season.

‘It’s always Christ. We’re alone. We make love. We have a little time. And then Christ enters the room.’

Racing Demon.  Jamie Parker (kneeling ) Malclom Sinclair (standing).

Racing Demon. Jamie Parker (kneeling ) Malclom Sinclair (standing).

In a poor inner city parish, Lionel Espy leads a team of eccentric vicars who are wholly intent on the welfare of their parishioners.

But the churches are empty.

Tony Ferris, the new evangelical curate who joins the team, longs for a full church.

The day of judgement is coming.

Malcolm Sinclair plays Lionel Espy. His theatre credits include The Habit of Art, The History Boys and The Power of Yes (National Theatre) Ivanov (Donmar Warehouse) Rosmersholm (Almeida) Richard III (RSC). For television Foyle’s War, Falling and Making Waves. For film his credits include Casino Royale and V for Vendetta.

Matthew Cottle plays Donald ‘Streaky’ Bacon. His theatre credits include The Habit of Art (National Theatre), Taking Steps (Orange Tree Richmond), Absurd Person Singular (UK Tour), Noises Off (Liverpool Playhouse) For television Sex and the City and Me and as series regular in Life Begins and Game On.

Jane Wymark plays Heather Espy. Jane is a familiar face to television viewers as Chief Inspector Tom Barnaby’s wife, Joyce, in Midsomer Murders, she has also appeared in Pie in the Sky, Rob Roy. Her theatre credits include All My Sons (York Theatre Royal), Hamlet (Old Vic) and A Man for All Seasons (Birmingham Rep).

Artistic Director Daniel Evans directs.

Racing Demon runs at The Crucible Theatre until March 5 2011. Book your tickets at the Box Office Box by calling 0114 249 6000 or go to www.sheffieldtheatres.co.uk