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“I do love some David Attenborough, but even he can be a bit of a miz bag now, always going on about climate change … You don’t want to think about the end of the world before you go to bed on a Sunday night.”

Birkenhead born writer Michael Wynne returns, after his past sell out success with Hope Place (part of the Everyman’s re-opening season in 2014) and The Knocky (winning him Best New Talent at Liverpool Echo Arts Awards). A new dark comedy, Cuckoo explores the safety of home and the different ways we cope in our increasingly uncertain world.

Created in partnership with the Royal Court Theatre, London, for whom Michael has previously written The People Are Friendly and the Olivier award-winning The Priory, the play is directed by their Artistic Director Vicky Featherstone. The cast features Sue Jenkins (Coronation Street for ITV, Brookside for Channel 4) as the family matriarch, with her daughters played by Michelle Butterly (Hope Place at the Everyman, Benidorm for ITV) and Jodie McNee (Twelfth Night at the Everyman, the film Judy), and introduces Liverpool actor Emma Harrison as Megyn.

Michael Wynne is also a successful screenwriter, winning a BAFTA for the film My Summer of Love, writing Lapland and its spin-off series Being Eileen for BBC1, and tv shows including EastEnders, Where the Heart Is and Eyes Down.


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