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KING LEAR – A Rehearsed Reading with Joss Ackland
Sunday 29 September 2013 3pm
I am a man, More sinn’d against than sinning
Now at the age of “fourscore and upward”, veteran actor Joss Ackland takes on the Everest of Shakespearean roles in a unprecedented play reading of King Lear. Directed by Jonathan Miller and supported by an all-star cast, Joss will be returning to his theatrical roots 60 years after joining The Old Vic Company.
Cast cast includes:
|Joss Ackland||King Lear|
|Michael York||Duke of Albany|
|John Nettles||Duke of Cornwall|
|Barry Rutter||Earl of Kent|
|Tony Britton||Earl of Gloucester|
|Jack Tarlton||King of France/ Servant/ Captain|
|Paul Dodds||Duke of Burgundy/ Servant/ Herald|
|Robert Young||Old Man/ Knight/ Gentleman|
|Vernon Dobtcheff||Curan/ Gentleman/ Doctor|
Directed by Jonathan Miller
In Ancient Britain an aged King Lear weary of the burden of his position decides to divide his realm between his three daughters. When his trust is abused and the rashness of his decision is realised his outraged sense of powerlessness and emasculation sets him on a chaotic course towards madness and death.
In Support of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.
Running time approx 2 hours 30 including interval
This event has been kindly supported by JM Finn & Co.
and drum roll please James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave from the stage adaption of Driving Miss Daisy both in the West End and on Broadway and will reunite on The Old Vic stage.
7 September – 30 November
‘Some Cupid kills with arrows, some with traps’
James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave play warring lovers Benedick and Beatrice in Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Much Ado About Nothing, directed byMark Rylance.
While young lovers Claudio and Hero have their forthcoming nuptials threatened by the resentful scheming of a Prince, marriage seems out of the question for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick in this witty comedy about the never ending search for perfect love.
James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave recently starred in Driving Miss Daisy both in the West End and on Broadway and will reunite on The Old Vic stage to play these iconic roles for the first time.
Mark Rylance was Artistic Director of Shakespeare’s Globe for 10 years, during this time he directed and performed in numerous productions. His recent acting credits include Richard III and Twelfth Night (Shakespeare’s Globe and West End) and the critically acclaimed Jerusalem.
Take a look at images from Much Ado About Nothing rehearsals here.
The cast in alphabetical order:
Mimi Jordan Sherin
Clare van Kampen
|Alan David||Antonio & Watch|
|James Garnon||Don Pedro|
|James Earl Jones||Benedick|
|Peter Wight||Dogberry & Friar Francis|
|Danny Lee Wynter||Don John|
Tyler Hunter, Henry Markham Hare & Samuel Stembridge-King playing Hugh Oatcake.
Samuel Allum, Charlie Beazley-Clarke & Gene Gurie playing George Seacoal.
Mark Rylance in Conversation – 18 September 2013 5.30pm
Renowned actor and director, Mark Rylance, will be giving an in-depth talk on Wednesday 18 September about directing Much Ado About Nothing at The Old Vic.Tickets £5.
Q&A with members of the company – 3 October 2013
A post-show discussion with members of the company giving audience members the opportunity to ask questions about the production and discover some of the secrets hidden behind the scenes.
The event is free to attend, but priority booking is given to members of The Old Vic Club and Friends before tickets are made generally available. For full details of the membership and our programme of events please visit our Support Us pages.
Please note – you must have a ticket to the performance to attend the Q & A session post show.
- Shakespeare’s (or maybe Bacon’s) “King Lear” (drmyronevans.wordpress.com)
- Redgrave & Jones In New MUCH ADO Promo Poster (broadwayworld.com)