What’s In A Name? premiered at the Birmingham REP in 2017 to critical acclaim. The show has been adapted and directed by Jeeremy Sams from the French film and stage sensation Le Prènom, by Matthew Delaporte and Alexandre de La Patellière.
The story follows father-to-be Vincent and his partner Anna as they visit family and friends for dinner. When there’s a revelation about the name chosen for Vincent and Anna’s expected child, the argument spirals hysterically out of control.
The tour, which visits the Grand Opera House in York, stars an incredible cast. Joe Thomas (The Inbetweeners, Fresh Meat), Bo Poraj (Miranda, Musketeers), Laura Patch (Afterlife, Star Stories), Summer Strallen (Top Hat, Young Frankenstein) and Alex Gaumond (Company, Dirty Rotten Scoundrel, Matilda) are the big names of the show, particularly Joe Thomas.
It’s an interesting mix of stage and screen stars, which to me suggests the show will be hilariously good. There’s a completely different skillset for both artforms and to combine them for the stage is going to be interesting to see.
For tickets, visit www.atgtickets.com/york.
Photograph credited to Piers Foley for Target Live