Further casting has been announced for King Lear at the Old Vic which will be presented from 25 October to 3 December 2016. One of the most anticipated theatrical events of the year sees double Academy Award-winning actor Glenda Jackson return to the stage in the role of King Lear. She will be joined by Celia Imrie as Goneril, Morfydd Clark as Cordelia, William Chubb as Albany, Jane Horrocks as Regan, Rhys Ifans as The Fool, Simon Manyonda as Edmond, and Harry Melling as Edgar. King Lear is directed by Deborah Warner. BOOK NOW FOR KING LEAR AT THE OLD VIC THEATRE
Following a critically acclaimed run on and off Broadway, Hand To God will open at London’s Vaudeville Theatre in early 2016. Hand To God will feature an all-star cast including Janie Dee, Neil Pearson, Harry Melling, Jemima Rooper and Kevin Mains. This new play is directed by Tony Award nominated Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Tony Award nominated Playwright Robert Askins goes for the jugular in this hilarious and provocative semi-autobiographical story with:- One dead father, One messed up family, One girl who just wants to help, One school bully who always gets his own way, One man of the church offering comfort. And one Hand puppet called Tyrone who is completely out of control – Tyrone’s shocking, dangerous and taking no prisoners. Hand to God explores the startlingly fragile nature of faith, morality, and the ties that bind us. Beneath Tyrone’s crude jokes and vulgarity, however, do we hear an element … Read more
The play strikes one as more comic, at least in the first Act, than it is played here under James Grieve’s direction. More Thin Blue Line and less Z Cars might have helped. James Graham’s writing, his focus on convention and protocol, should guide proceedings, and it does, at least to start. The opening scene goes a long way in the right direction, although the characters, all police, could afford to be more stereotypically quirky and fussy. Harry Melling, a supple and intriguing actor, always reliable, does the very best work here.