Kevin Spacey is to appear in a one man show at London’s Old Vic theatre to mark his ten years as creative director of the venue. The 54 year old will take to the stage in the play Clarence Darrow, a story about a 19th century lawyer renowned for his championing of the underdog as well as his veracious wit.
Spacey said he is “thrilled” to be returning to the theatre stage in the play, directed by Call the Midwife’s Thea Sharrock. He has previously played the role of Darrow in the 1991 PBS film.
Previews of the play will begin on May 28, and mark the start of an eclectic and interesting summer/autumn season for the theatre, including a new production of Greek tragedy Electra, starring Kristen Scott Thomas, and Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, directed by Yael Farber.
Spacey said of the line up “I know our audience will be excited by this programme, and I can’t wait to be back on the stage myself.”
Spacey announced last summer that he will stand down as artistic director in 2015, and I for one hope he continues to work within British theatre in some capacity. Meanwhile, tickets to Clarence Darrow go on general sale Tuesday, April 8th and looks to be an unmissable piece of theatre.
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