Zoë Wanamaker West End return in Passion Play – Duke of York’s Theatre

Spring 2013 sees multi Oliver Award-winner Zoë Wanamaker make her triumphant return to the West End in Passion Play, Peter Nichols’ celebrated black comedy about love and adultery.

Comfortably married for 25 years, James and Eleanor’s world is upended when James agrees to a secret rendezvous with their recently widowed friend Kate.  Fib by fib, the affair strips the marriage bare and reveals the hidden desires and secret passions that lie beneath our everyday facades.   A glorious meeting of humour, eroticism and duplicity, this triumphant modern classic and winner of the Evening Standard Award for Best Play makes a much-anticipated return to the West End, reuniting Director David Leveaux (Arcadia, Cyrano de Bergerac starring Kevin Kline and Through a Glass Darkly starring Carey Mulligan) with Zoë Wanamaker (Harry Potter, BBC1’s My Family and most recently seen on stage in All My Sons and National Theatres’ The Cherry Orchard) for the first time since their award-winning collaboration in Electra (Donmar Warehouse).

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Journey’s End at Duke of York’s Theatre

David Grindley’s international multi-award winning production of R.C. Sherriff’s masterpiece Journey’s End at Duke of York’s Theatre from 19-Jul-2011 to 03-Sep-2011.

Based on the author’s own experience in the trenches, this gripping tale about ordinary men in extraordinary circumstances celebrates humour and courage, engaging audiences with a compelling insight of how in the face of adversity, the human spirit will always triumph. Set in St Quentin in 1917, eighteen-year-old 2nd Lieutenant Raleigh is the new arrival in the company commanded by his former schoolboy friend, Captain Stanhope. There’s only three years between them, but a lifetime of experience separates the pair as Raleigh discovers that the man in army greens is much changed from the boy he left behind in cricketing whites.

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Speaking In Tongues by Andrew Bovell

John Simm (Life on Mars, State of Play) returns to the stage this autumn leading an exciting cast including Ian Hart (The Virgin Queen, Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone) and Kerry Fox (An Angel at my Table, Shallow Grave), in the highly charged thriller SPEAKING IN TONGUES.

A missing person. A mysterious stiletto. Relationships in crisis. In SPEAKING IN TONGUES, the seemingly random confessions of a group of strangers are pieced together into a powerful study of infidelity and interwoven lives, as Detective Leon Zat (Simm) investigates the disappearance of a leading psychiatrist.

Andrew Bovell’s play will have its West End premiere at the Duke of York’s Theatre, directed by rising star Toby Frow. Bovell’s previous work includes Baz Lurhmann’s Strictly Ballroom, and his own adaptation of SPEAKING IN TONGUES into the acclaimed film Lantana.

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Ken Stott – A View from The Bridge

See Ken Stott in the performance of a lifetime “A View from The Bridge”

Acknowledged as one of the great classics of the twentieth century, Arthur Miller’s electrifying and deeply moving play A View From the Bridge proved to be a milestone in American theatrical history: this acclaimed new production stars Ken Stott, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Hayley Atwell and is directed by Olivier Award-winning Lindsay Posner.
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Dockworker Eddie Carbone has made a good life for himself and his wife and niece in 1950’s Brooklyn. From an immigrant family himself, Eddie is happy to house and protect his wife’s Italian cousins who arrive illegally in pursuit of the ‘American Dream’. What Eddie doesn’t know is that this act of kindness will have a shattering effect on his whole life, and the lives of those he loves.

Arthur Miller is arguably America’s finest playwright, with his other landmark works including The Crucible and Death of A Salesman. Lindsay Posner (Death and the Maiden, Fiddler on the Roof and Carousel) directs.

Ken Stott is well known for his TV and film roles including: Messiah, The Vice, Rebus and Shallow Grave. His theatre roles include: Yasmina Reza’s Art, God of Carnage and Heroes.

Academy Award-nominated American actress, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio is best known for her role as Carmen in The Color of Money, as well as for her roles as Lindsey Brigman in The Abyss and Maid Marian in Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves.

Hayley Atwell was most recently seen in the films of  Brideshead Revisited and The Duchess. She has also starred in Major Barbara and The Man of Mode at the National Theatre and Women Beware Women for the RSC.

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