While Pearl Mackie’s very last episode as Doctor Who companion Bill Potts is still yet to air, the London-born actress is already moving onto different roles – and in an intriguing twist, her first new part is in an unusual new podcast drama called Adulting, which also stars Misfits’ Nathan Stewart-Jarrett, Game of Thrones/Skins stars Joe Dempsie and Hannah Murray and Kathryn Wilder, probably best known for starring opposite Tom Hiddleston in a special RADA production of Hamlet.
Written by Eddie Robson (who has previously penned a number of Doctor Who books and audio plays), the multi-part audio drama follows a group of old friends who are reunited at a wedding after a dark event in their past previously forced them apart.
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Five episodes of the drama are currently available to listen to on the Guardian website, and a synopsis for the first episode can be read below:
The first episode of Adulting, our audio drama series, starring Joe Dempsie (Game of Thrones), Pearl Mackie (Doctor Who), Hannah Murray (Game of Thrones), Nathan Stewart-Jarrett (Misfits) and Kathryn Wilder (Ophelia in Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet).
To his surprise, Theo has been asked to be best man at his ex-girlfriend Becky’s wedding. He and his friends have hardly seen each other in the decade since graduation – and it’s all because of what happened at the end of that final year …
Daniel: Joe Dempsie
Charlotte: Pearl Mackie
Becky: Hannah Murray
Theo: Nathan Stewart-Jarrett
Ashley: Kathryn Wilder
All in all, it sounds about as far from the Tardis as one can get – but if for the rest of her career Mackie keeps picking roles as varied and intriguing as she has so far, we’re all in for a treat in the years to come.
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