Full casting has been announced for the premiere of Daniel Kaaber’s new play Under Three Moons which opens its tour at The Lowry in September.

Produced by Box of Tricks, Under Three Moons will feature Darren Kuppan as Paul and Kyle Rowe as Michael.

Darren’s credits include Around The World In 80 Days, Hamlet, A Christmas Carol, Road, Europe  (all as part of the Leeds Playhouse Ensemble), Guards At The Taj (Bush Theatre), Cymbeline & The Tempest (Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre),  East Is East (Trafalgar Studios & UK Tour) and An August Bank Holiday Lark (Northern Broadsides).

Kyle’s credits include Eastenders, Coronation Street, Peaky Blinders Young Dracula and House of Anubis with theatre credits including Digging Deep (Just Add Milk Theatre), The Giant Killers (Long Lane Theatre), Year 10 (The Tabard Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe), Heartbreak Hotel (Zebedee Productions) and The Shrimp Prince (Fable Arts).

Under Three Moons is directed by Box of Tricks’ Joint Artistic Director and co-founder Adam Quayle and is designed by award-winning designer Katie Scott (Narvik, Box of Tricks and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse Studio Design Prize).

What is Under Three Moons about?

Spanning half a lifetime, Under Three Moons takes place on three nights across three decades of two friends’ lives. From a school trip to France as teenagers, to a surf shack in their twenties, to Christmas in their thirties, Mike and Paul meet up and talk into the night. From boyhood to manhood to fatherhood, these are the nights they share.

The new play tells the story of the two men growing together, a relationship that’s close but often unarticulated. It also explores how that lack of direct expression can become the defining trait in a life and the shifting view of male identity in today’s society from talk of ‘lad culture’ to the ‘metro-sexual’ and now ‘toxic masculinity’.

When does Under Three Moons run at The Lowry?

Under Three Moons runs at The Lowry from 24-28 September before touring Huddersfield, Liverpool, Crewe, Hull, Leeds, Ormskirk, York, Newcastle, Mold and Whitehaven.