Con O'Neill replaces Matt Lucas in Prick Up Your Ears

Con O'Neill replaces Matt Lucas in Prick Up Your Ears

Con O'Neill has replaced Matt Lucas in Prick Up Your Ears, at the Comedy Theatre.

Matt Lucas withdraw from the production last week, following the death of his former civil partner Kevin McGee.

The part of 'Kenneth Halliwell' is currently played by understudy Michael Chadwick, then from 22 October Con O'Neill takes over the role. The show continues to feature Chris New (Joe Orton) & Gwen Taylor (Mrs Corden)

The producers said: “We are thrilled that Con O’Neill, an actor of such significance, is available to take on the role of Kenneth Halliwell at such short notice in our production of Prick Up Your Ears. Given the sad news that Matt Lucas has recently received, and the role he was playing, it is understandable that he could not return to play Halliwell at this time and our thoughts are with him..."

Con O'Neill's London stage credits include "Faces in the Crowd" at the Royal Court Upstairs in 2008; "Female of the Species" at the Vaudeville in 2008; "Southwark fair" at the Cottesloe, NT in 2006; "Telstar" at the New Ambassadors" in 2005; "Mother Clap's Molly House" at the Lyttelton, NT & Aldwych THeatres in 2001/02.

Prick Up Your Ears opened at the Comedy Theatre on 30 Sep 2009, following previews from 17 Sep 2009, and is running to 29 Nov 2009

Tells the story behind the domestic life of RADA graduates, aspiring playwrights, and sometime lovers Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell, holed up in a tiny flat in Islington. After striking his famous lover to death, Halliwell went on to commit suicide.

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