Harry Potter star Harry Melling wil star oposite Jasmine Hyde in a powerful new play, which examines community tensions. The play entitled Jam will receive its world premiere at the Finborough Theatre next month.
Ten years ago, Bella Soroush’s life was ruined by one of her pupils – Kane McCarthy. She has gradually rebuilt things – new school, new town, new friends – and finally feels at home in the depths of the countryside. Now Kane is back in her classroom, armed with relics of the past and claiming to want forgiveness. As the truths they’ve clung to begin to collapse, teacher and pupil are forced to confront their prejudices and the shared history that has bound them together.
Set over a single evening, Jam is a relentless, incendiary new drama that interrogates social fault-lines in Britain today, and the tension between truth and justice.
Harry Melling (Kane)
Trained at London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
His theatre credits include King Lear (Old Vic), Hand to God (Vaudeville), The Angry Brigade (Bush Theatre and Paines Plough), Peddling (HighTide, Arcola and 59E59 New York), King Lear (Chichester), The Hothouse (Trafalgar Studios), Smack Family Robinson (Rose Theatre Kingston), I Am A Camera (Southwark Playhouse), When Did You Last See My Mother (Trafalgar Studios), School for Scandal (Barbican), Women Beware Women and Mother Courage and Her Children (National Theatre). TV credits include Musketeers, Joe Mistry, Garrow’s Law, Merlin, Just William and Friends and Crocodiles. Film credits include The Current War, Lost City of Z, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the
Philosopher’s Stone, The Winds of Change, I Think Therefore and Felicity
Jasmine Hyde (Bella)
Trained at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.
Her theatre credits include Not Moses (Arts Theatre), Whose Life is it Anyway? and The Dog (Frinton Summer Theatre), Statements After an Arrest Under the Immorality Act (Jermyn Street), Death of a Cyclist (Arcola), Muswell Hill
(Orange Tree), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare’s Globe),
Somniloquy and Why Can’t We Live Together? (Theatre503), ’06/’07/’05 and Gaugleprixtown (Menagerie), The Rivals (Theatre Royal Bath), Gifts of War/Two Into War (National Tour), Charlie’s Aunt (Northcott Exeter), Singer (Oxford Stage Company), Waters of the Moon (Salisbury Playhouse), Pericles (RSC), Coast of Utopia (National Theatre), Tiny Dynamite (Paines Plough/Frantic Assembly). TV credits include Doctors, Holby City and Casualty. Film credits include The Unseen, The Truth Commissioner, Sins of a Father, A Distant
Mirage, Runt, Other, Undo and Restoration. Radio credits include many Radio 4 afternoon plays, Book at Bedtime, Book of the Week and Poetry Please. Jasmine plays Leonie Snell in The Archers and the young Hilda Rumpole in the BBC Radio 4 dramatisation of John Mortimer’s Rumpole of the Bailey stories.