David Edgar’s play, Written on the Heart will be transferring to London’s West End this spring after a sucesful run at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. It will run from 19 April to 19 May 2012.
Written on the Heart art is about the writing of the King James Bible – across an 80 year divide, two men translate the word of God into the English tongue. For one, it means death at the stake. For the other, it could mean an archbishop’s mitre.
After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was intended to end the violent upheavals of the English reformation. But deep-seated conflicts force a leading translator to confront the betrayal of his youthful religious ideals, for the sake of social peace.
Written by David Edgar and marking the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, Written on the Heart received its world premier at the Swan Theatre in Stratford in 2011.
Show Name: Written on the Heart
Theatre: Duchess Theatre
Designed by Ewen Barr.First opened on 25th November 1929 with a war play “Tunnel Trench”. The Duchess has a record for one of the shortest runs in theatrical history the play called “The Intimate Revue” ran for one night only!
Duchess Theatre Address: Catherine Street, London WC2B 5LA
Disabled facilities including access and facilities for hard of hearing are all available at the Duchess Theatre. Guide Dogs are also allowed.
Toilets: Stalls: Ladies, Gents and unisex disabled; Dress Circle: Ladies and Gents
Nearest Tube to Duchess Theatre: Covent Garden
Taxis: You should be able to hail a taxi outside the theatre but there is a rank down at Charing Cross Station
Passing and nearby Bus routes to the Duchess Theatre: 1, 4, 6, 11, 13, 15, 23, 26, 59, 68, 76, 77A, 91, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341
Nearest Train Station to the Duchess Theatre: Charing Cross
Car parking near to the theatre: NCP at Drury Lane/Parker Street. Parking meters outside theatre.
Hotels near the Duchess Theatre: 3 Star Strand Palace Hotel, 4 star Kingsway Hall Hotel, 5 Star Savoy Hotel
Bars: 2, one in the stalls and one in the Foyer
On Sale: Ice Cream, confectionery and programmes