Dylan Moran Opening at Apollo Theatre Shaftsbury Avenue

Dylan Moran, star of Black Boots, Shaun Of The Dead and Run Fat Boy Run is back with his show, What Is.

Moran’s legendary stand up rants have sold out across the world cementing this unkempt wordsmith’s reputation as one of the foremost comics of his generation. Likened to Dave Allen and labelled ‘The Oscar Wilde of Comedy’ Dylan is unpredictable, bizarre, elegiac, often cruel but above all painfully funny.

Moran sees through the joys and disappointments of human existence with the sensibility and intense perception of a man teetering on the edge

Opened: 26-Oct-2009
Booking until: 05-Dec-2009
Performance Times: Evenings: Monday to Saturday 8pm
Running Time: 2 hours

Producer: Mick Perrin for Just for Laughs Live

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Ross Noble – Things at Apollo Theatre Shaftsbury Avenue

After his mammoth sell-out UK tour Ross Noble returns to the West End stage.

Ross Noble was voted one of the top ten greatest stand ups of all time by Channel 4 viewers. Here’s your chance to see why.

In his new show Ross will be covering the topic of things – big things and small things. Things that have happened to him, things that have happened to you. Surfing the wave of the here and now, join ‘the most brilliant stand-up of his generation’ (Sunday Telegraph) in a free form, free wheeling ride into the way things are.

Opened: 14-Sep-2009
Booking until: 24-Oct-2009
Performance Times: Evenings: Monday to Saturday 8pm
Running Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Venue: Apollo Theatre Shaftsbury Avenue, London W1D 7EZ

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Rain Man Postpones London Press Night

Rain Man Based on Barry Morrow’s original Oscar winning screenplay and re-imagined for the stage by Dan Gordon and director David Grindley has accounced a delay for its London premiere.

Due to London’s press Monday 8th of September, producer of the new West show Nica Burns has pushed back Rain Man opening to Friday 19th of September 2008.

Rain Man will play at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue.
 

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Josh Hartnett makes his West End debut

Hollywood actor Josh Hartnett makes his West End debut as Charlie Babbitt in this complex, moving and funny stage adaptation of the iconic film Rain Man which opens on Tuesday 9th September at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. Josh is joined on stage by Olivier?nominated British actor Adam Godley as his autistic savant brother Raymond.

Writer Dan Gordon has radically re?imagined the multi Oscar Award winning 1988 film for the stage, resetting this timeless story in the present day. The result is touching, surprising and often laugh?out?loud funny. Definitely funny, as Raymond would say.

Charlie Babbitt (Josh Hartnett) is a self?centred Los Angeles?based automobile dealer and hustler, who is at war with his own life. Relationships are not Charlie’s strong suit and love is quite outside his experience. Raymond (Adam Godley) is the elder brother Charlie never knew he had ? an autistic savant who has been hidden away in an institution for most of his adult life. Raymond is dysfunctional in many senses, but – as Charlie is soon to discover – also touched with a kind of stellar genius which Charlie harnesses to save his business. The two brothers embark on a rollercoaster journey together which shows Raymond a world beyond the hospital gates and Charlie the meaning of unconditional love.

Josh Hartnett is well known for a range of films from the small independent to the big Hollywood blockbuster including Pearl Harbor, Black Hawk Down, The Black Dahlia and Lucky Number Slevin.

Adam Godley
is well known to theatregoing audiences for his Olivier nominated roles in Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (National Theatre) and Mouth to Mouth (Royal Court). Other productions include Private Lives (West End and Broadway), Paul, The Pillowman and Two Thousand Years (NT). His film credits include Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Elizabeth: The Golden Age and the upcoming X-Files: I Want To Believe.

Josh Hartnett makes his West End debut
Josh Hartnett

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Rain Man changes directer

David Grindley, director of the Apollo’s forthcoming production Rain Man, has been forced to pull out of the project due to family reasons and has been replaced by Terry Johnson.

Hollywood screen star Josh Hartnett will make his West End debut in the premiere stage adaptation of the 1988 Oscar-winning film Rain Man, which opens on 9 September 2008 (previews from 28 August) at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, where it’s booking for a limited season to 20 December.

Hartnett will play Charlie Babbitt, the part taken on screen by Tom Cruise, with British stage actor Adam Godley as Raymond, his autistic savant brother, the part for which Dustin Hoffman won a Best Actor at the Oscars. The film also numbered amongst its four Academy Awards the all-important prize of Best Picture.

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Rain Man in Apollo!

Josh Hartnett will appear in a upcoming adaptation of the Oscar-winning movie Rain Man, which will be staged in West End from the end of August 2008.The Hollywood star will take a part of Charlie Babbitt, the role originally played by Tom Cruise in this cult movie from 1988. British actor Adam Godley will be performing Dustin Hofman’s part of Charlie’s autistic brother Raymond.

Raymond is the elder brother Charlie never knew he had, an autistic genius who’s spent most of his life in an institution. When Raymond is released into Charlie’s care, Charlie decides to ruthlessly exploit Raymond’s talent in order to save his flagging business. The story about self-discovery and unconditional love begins when two brothers embark on a journey that will forever change their lives.

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