The Duchess of Malfi by John Webster at Old Vic Theatre

Eve Best returns to The Old Vic in March 2012, in John Webster’s great Jacobean tragedy, The Duchess of Malfi, directed by Jamie Lloyd.

She last appeared at The Old Vic in London and on Broadway opposite Kevin Spacey in A Moon for the Misbegotten in the 2006/2007 Season.

The Duchess of Malfi will open on 28 March 2012, previewing from 17 March.

Director: Jamie Lloyd
Designer: Soutra Gilmour
Lighting: James Farncombe
Music & Sound: Ben & Max Ringham
Casting: Maggie Lunn (Further casting to be announced)

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Kevin Spacey in the title role of Richard III at Old Vic Theatre

Sam Mendes returns to the London stage to direct Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey in the title role of Richard III in the final season of The Bridge Project. This transatlantic endeavour reunites them for the first time since American Beauty, for which they both won BAFTA and Academy Awards.

The full company will again be drawn from leading American and British actors and will embark on an ambitious international tour prior to a residency at BAM in New York.

Sam Mendes was founder and Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse for a decade and has directed theatre at the RSC, National Theatre, plus in the West End and on Broadway. His film credits include Road to Perdition, Revolutionary Road and Away We Go.

Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey has appeared in A Moon for the Misbegotten, Richard II, Speed the Plow and Inherit the Wind at The Old Vic.

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Kevin Spacey ‘An Evening with the Stars’

‘An Evening with the Stars’ is an exciting, unique one-night only event with Kevin Spacey, Sir Ian McKellen and Damien Lewis to name a few.  It is in support of the children’s charity Friendship Works and will be held on Sunday 28th November 2010 at the Almeida Theatre, London, UK.

Leading actors from Hollywood and the West End stage will be performing their personal choice of theatre and poetry with a childhood theme in the intimate setting of London’s famous Almeida Theatre.  It will be a very special show in support of a very special charity – Friendship Works – the UK’s oldest children’s mentoring charity.  Friendship Works (http://www.friendshipworks.org.uk) supports children from disadvantaged and vulnerable backgrounds in the UK providing them with long-term adult volunteer mentors. These mentors commit to taking the children for a half a day a week for a minimum of two years.

This extraordinary event, sponsored by T. Rowe Price, Open Magazine and Courvoisier, will begin with a glamorous cocktail reception at the theatre, followed by the show which is scheduled to feature Helen McCrory, Bill Paters, Jonathan Pryce, Richard Stilgoe, Tim Pigott-Smith & Dame Eileen Atkins*.  The performers will share a unique insight into their own childhood and how their personal experience of friendship and mentoring has shaped their lives.

Kevin Spacey says “I’m a huge believer that friendship works. That’s all a child needs – someone to believe in them to carve out a better life for themselves and become a productive member of society.”

Tickets to the upcoming event on the 28th November are £49.50 but can be purchased online for £42.50 – which includes the cocktail reception and show.  Simply visit www.almeida.co.uk and enter “open mag offer ” when prompted.  Do something for the children… do something for yourself at the same time.  Come, support, enjoy!

*Note: Contributing artists are correct at the time of this notice but may change for reasons beyond the organiser’s control.

INHERIT THE WIND starring Kevin Spacey and David Troughton

Award-winning Director Trevor Nunn directs an outstanding ensemble cast including Kevin Spacey and David Troughton in this fascinating slice of American history played out in a thrilling courtroom drama.

When science teacher Bertram Cates violates a state law he finds himself at the centre of a court case that not only shakes the United States but resonates across the world. Two legal titans confront each other when this close knit community puts freedom of thought on trial.

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