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A Young Vic Film

Mat Fraser performs Jack Thorne’s Luton?, an autobiographical monologue that charts the history of his life in England, and the hundreds of tiny snapshots that made up his life in Luton.

Luton? (Luton)

Cast & Creatives

Written by Jack Thorne

Featuring Mat Fraser

Director Nadia Latif

Producers Rodney Charles & Nadia Latif

Line Producer Nick Thompson

Executive Producers Kwame Kwei-Armah & Despina Tsatsas

Director of Photography & Editor Michael Edo Keane

Casting Director Charlotte Sutton CDG

Camera Assistant Claudette Fruchier

Sound Recordist Tom Anderson 

Hair and Makeup Ian Grummitt

Jerwood Assistant Director Floriana Dezou

Assistant Editor Yasmin C. Rams

Runner Patrick Ellis

Luton Collaborator Shante Campbell

Jack Thorne writes for theatre, film, television and radio. His theatre credits include Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and TwoHope and Let the Right One In, all directed by John Tiffany, A Christmas Carol and Woyzeck (Old Vic); Junkyard (Headlong, Rose Theatre Kingston, Bristol Old Vic & Theatr Clwyd co-production); The Solid Life of Sugar Water (Graeae Theatre Company/National Theatre); Bunny (Nabokov, Edinburgh Fringe/UK tour); Stacy (Tron Theatre/Arcola Theatre/Trafalgar Studios); 2nd May 1997, When You Cure Me (Bush Theatre). His adaptations include The Physicists (Donmar Warehouse); Stuart: A Life Backwards (HighTide).

Film credits include Wonder, War BookA Long Way DownThe Scouting Book for Boys. For television his credits include Kiri, an episode of Electric DreamsThe Last Panthers; Don’t Take My Baby; This Is England; The Fades; Glue; Cast-Offs; National Treasure.

In 2017 he won a BAFTA and an RTS Television award for Best Mini-Series (National Treasure). He won BAFTAs in 2016 for Best Mini-Series (This Is England ’90) and Best Single Drama (Don’t Take My Baby), and in 2012 for Best Drama Series (The Fades) and Best Mini-Series (This Is England ’88).

Mat Fraser’s theatre credits include RICHARD III (Northern Broadsides), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Improbable/ONEOFUS), IN WATER I’M WEIGHTLESS (National Theatre of Wales), SWING (Kaos Theatre Co.), THE THALIDOMIDE – A MUSICAL (Priocomedia Productions), ON BLINDNESS (Graeae/Paines Plough), PRESTO (Group K Theatre Company) and ANDORRA (Young Vic Theatre Co.)

He has also starred in a number of television productions including KIRI (Channel 4), LOUDERMILK (DirecTV), AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW (20th Century Fox/FX), FAIR CITY (RTE), CAST OFFS (Channel 4), HOLBY CITY (BBC Television), IF WE COULD STOP THE VIOLENCE (BBC Television), EVERY TIME YOU LOOK AT ME (BBC Television), URBAN MYTH (BBC Television), FREAKOUT (Channel 4 Television) and METROSEXUALITY (Channel 4 Television)

As well as this, Mat has made a number of feature film appearances such as UNARMED BUT DANGEROUS (Film Lounge) and CHEMICAL WEDDING (Julian Barnes). He has also appeared on the BBC OUCH PODCAST (BBC Productions) and YES SIR, I CAN BOOGIE (BBC Radio Comedy).

Nadia Latif is a theatre maker and film director. She trained as a director at RADA under Bill Gaskill. She works exclusively in new writing, and has worked for theatres including the Almeida, Royal Shakespeare Company, Bush, and is currently the Associate Director and Genesis Fellow of the Young Vic. She recently made short horror film “White Girl” with the BFI, and is currently developing a feature horror film, and a TV series.

Special Thanks

The Young Vic wishes to thank: Ben Cooper and Gary Richens.

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