The Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs will co-produce the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg’s The Dazzle at Found111, at the old site of Central St Martins School of Arts on Charing Cross Road. “My brother makes an epic of a molecule — what would he do with the world?” New York City. The beginning of the 20th Century. Two brothers sit in their home surrounded by 136 tons of hoarded junk. When a beautiful guest arrives, everybody’s lives are thrown into sharp focus. The Dazzle will star Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Spectre) as Langley, David Dawson (The Duchess Of Malfi, Posh) as Homer and Joanna Vanderham (The Paradise, Dancing On The Edge) as Milly. The Dazzle is directed by Simon Evans and designed by Ben Stone. Please note that The Dazzle will contain partial nudity and is suitable for ages 12+. The Dazzle opens on 15 December, with previews from … Read more
This is a curious production of Othello. You get the bones of the story, clearly, but the flesh, the marrow, the heart – all of which depends upon the rich characters of the central trio and the way the actors approach their motivations, fears and tempestuous feelings – is thin on the ground. As Othello says: “Certain men should be what they seem”. In appearance, word and action. In Khan’s hands, and with this casting, none of Othello, Desdemona nor Iago are what they seem according to Shakespeare’s text.