Kris Marshall is to star in the world premiere of new play Charlotte & Theodore at Theatre Royal Bath.

He will play one of two idealistic academics, Teddy and Lotty, who pick their way through the political and social minefield of life on a university campus.

Written by Ryan Craig, Charlotte & Theodore will run in the Ustinov Studio at Theatre Royal Bath from 16 February to 18 March 2023, directed by Terry Johnson.

Further cast and creatives are yet to be announced.

The play is said to tackle topics such as “cancel culture, gender politics, trans rights” and online abuse which are at play as part of the power struggles on a university campus, described as “a battleground where every well-intentioned thought and deed can have unexpected and long-lasting consequences”.

Marshall has starred in TV series including My Family and Death in Paradise and appeared on stage in shows including Treats opposite Billie Piper, Fat Pig in the West End with Robert Webb and Joanna Page, and the London revival of Glengarry Glen Ross alongside Christian Slater and Robert Glenister.

Craig earned a nomination for most promising playwright in the Evening Standard Theatre Awards for his debut play What We Did to Weinstein. His follow-up works include The Glass Room, which deals with Holocaust denial, and The Holy Rosenbergs at the National Theatre.

General booking for Charlotte & Theodore opens on 30 August 2022 at