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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Cause Celebre at Old Vic Theatre from 17 Mar 2011 at The Old Vic

Terrance Rattigan’s final play Cause Célèbre will be staged at The Old Vic in March 2011, celebrating the centenary of his birth.

Directed by Thea Sharrock, Cause Célèbre is based on the true story of Alma Rattenbury who went on trial with her 18-year-old lover for the murder of her husband. Condemned by the public more for her seduction of a young boy than for any involvement she may have had in her husband’s death, Alma’s fate is left in the hands of the socially and sexually repressed jury forewoman, Edith.

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As You Like It at The Old Vic Theatre by Sam Mendes

Sam Mendes returns to direct year two of The Bridge Project, with another stellar transatlantic lineup including Michelle Beck, Christian Camargo, Ron Cephas Jones, Stephen Dillane, Juliet Rylance and Thomas Sadoski in an intriguing pairing of Shakepeare’s pastoral comedy As You Like It and his late masterpiece The Tempest.

Opened: 12-Jun-2010
Booking until: 21-Aug-2010
Performance Times: Matinees: Wednesday and Saturday 2pm Evenings: Monday to Saturday 7:30pm
Author: William Shakespeare
Director: Sam Mendes

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