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"A Man For All Seasons" with Martin Shaw at Haymarket Theatre from 21 Dec 2005

"A Man For All Seasons" with Martin Shaw at Haymarket Theatre from 21 Dec 2005

Following a UK tour A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt , starring Martin Shaw as 'Sir Thomas More' will open at the Haymarket Theatre 3 Jan 2006, following previews from 21 Dec 2006 - booking to 8 April 2006.

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It is directed by Michael Rudman, designed by Paul Farnsworth, lighting by Nick Richings, produced by Bill Kenwright.

Martin Shaw's London stage credits include "An Ideal Husband" at the Haymarket in 1996 and "Rough Justice" at the Apollo in 1994. This TV credits include "The Chief", "Judge John Deed" "Adam Dalgleish". Prior to numerous television, film, and theatre work Martin was catapulted to international stardom in the late Seventies almost immediately after the first few episodes of The Professionals, in which he starred as the hard-hitting Ray Doyle.

The rest of the cast includes: Tony Bell (The Common Man), Alison Fiske (Alice More), Sophie Shaw (Margaret More), Gregory Fox-Murphy (Richard Rich), John Sackville (Will Roper), Clive Kneller (Chapuys), Clive Carter (Cromwell), Paul Shelley (Norfolk), Daniel Flynn (Henry VIII), Brian Poyser (Cardinal Wolsey), Tim Frances (Cranmer), Maev Alexander (The Woman), Tim Daish (Chapuys' Attendant)

When Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon, is unable to produce an heir to the throne he uses this as a pretext for divorce - allowing him to marry his newest conquest, Anne Boleyn. Needing societal and religious approval, Henry seeks the support of Sir Thomas More: lawyer, writer, scholar, and churchman, only for More's crucible of moral standards - against the personal pride and political salvation-seeking of Henry VIII - to lead to a choice between his own integrity and certain death...

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