Casualty star brings lots of Soul to Northampton

Adjoa Andoh
Adjoa Andoh

Royal & Derngate’s Made in Northampton season continues with the world premiere of Soul, a brand new play by Roy Williams about soul legend Marvin Gaye.

Soul takes to the Royal stage from Friday May 20 to Saturday June 11, with a cast including Adjoa Andoh from BBC’s Casualty and EastEnders actress Petra Letang.

On April Fool’s Day 1984, hours before his 45th birthday, Marvin Gaye was shot dead by his father in the shared family home they called the ‘Big House’. What happened there has been shrouded in mystery since.

Revealing the events that took place during Marvin Gaye’s haunting final days and exploring his extraordinary life, Soul is a parable about an American family crushed by fame – a searing portrait of the dark side of the American dream.

Playing Marvin’s mother Alberta, Adjoa Andoh will be remembered by many as Colette inCasualty, with her most recent TV appearances including Line of Duty and New Tricks.

Tickets are priced from £10 to £29. To book call 01604 624811 or visit www.royalandderngate.co.uk.