Andrew Scott To Star In Sea Wall At The Old Vic

Sherlock’s Andrew Scott is to star in Paines Plough’s production of Sea Wall by Simon Stephens as part of the Old Vic’s Bicentenary season.

Andrew Scott to star in Sea Wall at the Old Vic
Andrew Scott in Sea Wall. Photo: Kevin Cummins

The Old Vic has announced a special addition to its Bicentenary Season. From 18 Jun to 30 June 2018, Andrew Scott will perform in Paines Plough’s production of Sea Wall by Simon Stephens (Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time).

Things for Alex are good. He loves his wife, his daughter, his city, his job. But sometimes the force of life can crash against you. Sometimes everything you thought you could always depend on can be taken away. Sea Wall was written by Simon Stephens as a stage play for Andrew Scott and first performed at the Bush Theatre in 2008 and subsequently performed at the NT Shed in 2013 and the Project Arts Centre, Dublin Theatre Festival in 2015.

Andrew Scott said: ‘I’m so excited to return to The Old Vic. Sea Wall, to my mind, is a stunning piece of writing, and the idea of performing Simon’s beautiful play in this most magical of theatres makes me really happy. Thanks Matthew for having us. I hope The Old Vic audiences will love the play as much as I do.’

Formed in 1974 over a pint of Paines bitter in the Plough Pub, Paines Plough is the UK’s national theatre of new plays with over 130 new productions under their belts from playwrights including Stephen Jeffreys, Abi Morgan, Sarah Kane, Mark Ravenhill, Dennis Kelly and Mike Bartlett.

Sea Wall is directed by George Perrin.


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