Tomcat by James Rushbrooke
Directed by Kate Hewitt. Produced by PapaTango Theatre Co.
Cast includes: Brian Doherty, Eleanor Worthington-Cox, Edward Harrison, Susan Stanley
A new play in performance until the 21st November 2015 at The Southwark Playhouse, London. Set in a dystopian near future where procreation is strictly controlled to breed out illnesses and genetic defects, a young girl identified as a psychopath is being studied in a laboratory.
Diana plays a sympathetic scientist who believes that the girl can be normalised if she is treated as a human being but she is about to lose control of the ‘experiment’ to an ambitious and ruthless younger colleague.
Long Day’s Journey into Night by Eugene O’Neil
Directed by Tony Cownie. Produced by The Royal Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh. Opened January, 2014.
Cast included: Paul Shelley, Adam Best, Nicola Roy, Timothy Evers
Classic American drama about a dysfunctional family in free-fall during one emotionally gruelling day. Diana played the demanding role of Mary Tyrone, the family matriarch suffering a slow mental disintegration through her morphine addiction .
“Diana Kent’s playing of Mary, nervously fragile, falling visibly into the lonely parallel world of her addiction, is especially moving” The Daily Telegraph,
“Diana Kent gives a haunting performance . . .” The Times
“Kent makes Mary seem so fragile . . . she appears to be almost blown around the stage. A sobering portrayal of addiction.” British Theatre Guide