From humble beginnings taking part in drama competitions as a kid growing up in Dublin, Andrew Scott has gained quite the following over the last few years (if you’ve ever searched his name on Twitter, you’ll be well aware of the ‘Scottie’ fandom). But for all the awards and rave reviews he might have received, he has garnered a reputation bestowed only the finest actors: if he’s in it, you need to see it.
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Sea Wall is a short play which was written for Scott by Stephens, and is about a man named Alex who speaks of his wife, visiting his father in the south of France, and his daughter, peppered with musings about religion and beliefs. The play premiered at the Bush Theatre in 2008, and was subsequently seen at the National and in Dublin, as well as being adapted into a short film.
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Scott is best-known for playing Moriaty in the BBC series Sherlock, alongside Benedict Cumberbatch. On stage, he recently starred as the title character in Robert Icke’s production of Hamlet at the Almeida Theatre, and its West End transfer.
On the revival of the piece, Scott said: ‘Sea Wall, to my mind, is a stunning piece of writing, and the idea of performing Simon’s beautiful play in this most magical of theatres makes me really happy’.
Stephens added: ‘This news has just about made my summer’.
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Andrew Scott is set to appear in Sea Wall, the play Simon Stephens wrote for the actor, as part of the 200th birthday celebrations at The Old Vic. The play was first seen at the Bush Theatre in 2008, and sees Scott play a photographer named Alex who contemplates different aspects of life, from visiting his father in the south of France to belief and religion. Scott, who is best-known for playing Moriaty in the BBC series Sherlock, went on to perform the play at the National Theatre, Traverse in Edinburgh, Project Arts Centre in Dublin and starred in a short film adaptation of the play.
Andrew Scott will star in a special production of Simon Stephens’ play Sea Wall as part of the bicentenary celebrations at The Old Vic. Sea Wall is a short play which was written for Scott by Stephens, and is about a man named Alex who speaks of his wife, visiting his father in the south of France, and his daughter, peppered with musings about religion and beliefs. It was first performed at the Bush Theatre in 2008, and went on the be seen at the National Theatre, and in Dublin.