The Stars are Aligned for Old Vic 2016-17 Season

As Matthew Warchus celebrates his first year as Artistic Director at the Old Vic theatre in London, he continues to bring star-studded productions to this most majestic of buildings.

Opening later this month Warchus has scored a coup with the casting of Glenda Jackson as a female King Lear in Shakespeare’s tragedy where not all family members can be trusted to stay loyal to the cuase. Joining the multi-award winning Jackson on stage will be Jane Horrocks, Rhys Ifans, Celia Imrie, Harry Melling and Danny Webb. Read more…

Next is the revival of the Christopher Hampton translated Art a thought proking play writen by Spainard Yezmina Rezza. How an individual sees a piece of art is explored by three friends played by comedian Tim Key (BBC’s Stag), Paul Ritter (Channel 4’s Friday Night Dinner) and Rufus Sewell (ITV’s Victoria). Check availability…

Keeping with the theme of attracting Harry Potter stars to the theatre (aforementioned Harry Melling having played Dudley Dursley in the film franchise), Daniel Radcliffe takes a break from his busy filming schedule and stays in one place for a whole two months as he leads the cast of two in Tom Stoppard’s Rozencrantz and Guildenstien Are Dead alongside Joshua Mcguire. The play will run between 25th February and 29th April 2017 and theatre breaks are available to book now

A young British actor who has shot to fame in the last twelve months is John Boyega – who I’m not sure anyone had heard of before the latest thrilling episode of Star Wars : The Force Awakens opened at cinemas December 2015 propelling him to super-stardom.  Now he takes on the titular role of Woyzeck in a new version of the stark cold war drama originally written by Georg Buchner.  The play will run from 6th May to 4th June 2017 and theatre breaks are available to book now

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