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