Alan Cumming, Daniel Radcliffe, Mark Knopfler’s musical Local Hero, a new play by Lucy Preeble and the return of A Christmas Carol are part of the Old Vic Theatre 2019-20 season.
The Old Vic Theatre has announced Matthew Warchus’ Season 5 featuring an exciting and eclectic mix of thought-provoking entertainment.
Tickets for the season are on sale now!
A VERY EXPENSIVE POISON
A shocking assassination in the heart of London. In a bizarre mix of high-stakes global politics and radioactive villainy, a man pays with his life.
At this time of global crises and a looming new Cold War, A Very Expensive Poison sends us careering through the shadowy world of international espionage from Moscow to Mayfair.
John Crowley directs Lucy Prebble’s (The Effect, ENRON) reimagining of Luke Harding’s jaw-dropping exposé of the events behind the notorious death of Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko.
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
Matthew Warchus’ big-hearted, smash hit production of Charles Dickens’ immortal classic returns for a third year to The Old Vic, joyously adapted for the stage by Jack Thorne (Harry Potter and the Cursed Child).
The Old Vic’s A Christmas Carol fills the auditorium to the brim with mince pies, music and merriment, a unique staging immerses the audience in this uplifting story.
in a double bill with Rough for Theatre II
By Samuel Beckett
Directed by Richard Jones
Starring Alan Cumming and Daniel Radcliffe
‘Go and get two bicycle-wheels.’
‘There are no more bicycle-wheels.’
‘What have you done with your bicycle?’
‘I never had a bicycle.’
Nothing stirs outside. In a bare room, Hamm, an old, blind tyrant confined to a wheelchair, is locked in a stalemate with his servant Clov. Interrupted only by the nostalgic musings of Hamm’s ancient parents, this bleakly funny double act cling stubbornly to their routine of casual savagery and mutual dependence.
Richard Jones directs Beckett’s macabre comedy in which hope and cruelty are the last things to die.
Book by Bill Forsyth and David Greig
Music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler
Based on the screenplay of the original film, written and directed by Bill Forsyth
‘We’re gonna be rich… filthy dirty rich!’
A wry comedy about a man who sets out to buy a beach, but ends up losing his heart to a village, Bill Forsyth’s magical Local Hero takes to the stage with new music and songs by the legendary Mark Knopfler.
A musical adaptation of the hit 1983 film, Local Hero, adapted by David Greig and Bill Forsyth, directed by John Crowley and with music and lyrics by Mark Knopfler, will come to The Old Vic in June 2020 following its world premiere at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh in 2019.