The Least We Can Do: Australian writer Kath Haling’s debut play opens at Hope Theatre
October 10 @ 7:45 pm - October 28 @ 10:30 pm
Australian writer Kath Haling’s blistering debut play, The Least We Can Do, opens at the Hope Theatre in Islington, London, for a limited run.
Directed by Katharine Farmer, the thought-provoking and provocative drama explores the dark side of fame and the sometimes-fatal consequences of our collective actions. If we were aware that our words could irreversibly dismantle someone’s life, would we not be more cautious? Would we opt for compassion instead of cruelty?
Farmer delves into the complexities of journalistic integrity and the immense pressures faced by individuals coping with personal trauma under the relentless scrutiny of the public eye. The play shines a spotlight on the toxic influence of the media and its profound impact on mental health, touching on the collateral damage that affects us all.
The full cast is Melissa Saint (C4’s I Hate You & BBC’s Ghosts) as Charlie, Olivia Lindsay (No Love, Vaults Festival) as Levi, and Dan Wolff (0.43%, Kiln Theatre) as Kieran.
Since 2017, Haling and Farmer have been collaboratively refining their craft. The Least We Could Do marks their first major production to hit the London stage. Building on this momentum, Woodhouse their musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma is scheduled for an industry concert showing in November and their musical, Sunshine, is slated for a 2024 production with Perfect Pitch/Global Musicals, producers of the West End hit, Six.