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Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch star the first UK revival of John Logan’s Red since Michael Grandage directed the play at the Donmar Warehouse. The production first opened in 2009 and went on to win six Tony Awards following a Broadway transfer, including one for Best Play.

Red is about artist Mark Rothko (Molina) and his young assistant Ken (Enoch), and the up and coming artists of the new generation. Rothko is dealt his toughest challenge to date: paint a number of murals for the lavish Four Seasons restaurant.

Red will run at Wyndham’s Theatre until 28th July 2018, and opened in May to a string of positive reviews including one from LondonTheatre.co.uk critic Mark Shenton who said the play is "a tense and occasionally ferocious exploration of the price of making art".

Alfred Molina reprises his role from the original Donmar production, for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play after the show’s New York transfer. Molina is best known for his roles in films such as Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Da Vinci Code and Chocolat. His stage roles include the original Broadway production of Art, and a revival of Fiddler on the Roof.

Alfred Enoch is known for playing the role of Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter film series, as well as a role in the NBC series How to Get Away With Murder. Enoch’s previous screen credits include Coriolanus at the Donmar Warehouse, Antigone at the National Theatre and Happy New at the Old Red Lion.

Red has set and costume design by Christopher Oram, lighting by Neil Austin and sound design by Adam Cork.

This production will reunite John Logan and Michael Grandage following Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw which formed part of MGC’s inaugural season in the West End in 2013. Grandage has also announced a production of The Lieutenant of Inishmore, starring Poldark actor Aidan Turner, at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2018.

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Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

By:
John Logan
Director:
Michael Grandage
Lighting:
Neil Austin
Sound:
Adam Cork
Design:
Christopher Oram
Costume:
Christopher Oram
Cast list:
Alfred Molina, Alfred Enoch

Wyndham's Theatre

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32-36 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0DA
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Latest Red News & Features

Production images of Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in Red in the West End
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Production images have been released showing Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in Red at Wyndham’s Theatre, which opens later this week. John Logan’s play is about Mark Rothko as he embarks on painting a series of murals for an upmarket New York restaurant. His assistant Ken lends a helping hand, and the pair discuss a variety of topics as they assemble the art.

Video: Alfred Molina and Alfred Enoch in rehearsals for Red
Friday, April 20, 2018

Alfred Molina first appeared in John Logan’s Red in 2009 when it premiered at the Donmar Warehouse directed by Michael Grandage. Despite a sell-out success which led to a Broadway run, and Tony Award for Best Play, the play has never been seen in the West End. Until now. Red is about artist Mark Rothko who was commissioned to produce a series of murals for a hotel in New York. The play is set over the two-year period of the paintings being created by Rothko and his assistant Ken.

Alfred Enoch
Alfred Enoch and Alfred Molina to star in Red in London’s West End
Friday, November 24, 2017

Michael Grandage has today announced that he will direct a revival of John Logan’s play Red – the first UK revival since Grandage directed the premiere in 2009. Red is about an American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko and this promising young assistant, Ken. Rothko embarks on his toughest challenge to date: to paint a number of murals for the lavish Four Seasons restaurant. Alfred Molina will reprise his role as Rothko form the original London production, and will be joined by Alfred Enoch, who will play Ken.

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