David Calder replaces Brian Cox from 26 Sep 2006 in Rock 'n Roll

David Calder replaces Brian Cox from 26 Sep 2006 in Rock ‘n’ Roll

From Tuesday 26 Sep 2006, David Calder will replace Brian Cox in the role of 'Max' in Tom Stoppard's Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Rock ‘n’ Roll premiered at the Royal Court Theatre 3 June to 15 July 2006 - before it transfered to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre from 22 July 2006 - where it is currently booking to 5 Nov 2006.

David Calder has worked extensively for the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. His more recent theatre work includes "Five Gold Rings " and "Conversations After a Burial" for the Almeida Theatre, "The Little Foxes" for the Donmar Warehouse. His extensive television work includes Tumbledown, A Question of Attribution and Wallis and Edward. Film his work includes Defence of the Realm, American Friends, The King is Alive and the soon to be released Goya’s Ghosts and Perfume.

The rest of the cast remains the same: Sinead Cusackr (Eleanor/older Esme) , Rufus Sewellr (Jan), Nicole Ansari r(Lenka), Louise Bangayr (Candida), Anthony Calf r(Nigel), Martin Chamberlainr (Milan), Miranda Colchesterr (Gillian), Alice Ever (younger Esme/Alice), Edward Hogg r(Stephen), Peter Sullivanr (Ferdinand)

Rock ‘n’ Roll received good notices from the popular press: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "This is not quite first-rate Stoppard but still ought to generate a big and serious stir." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Complex and moving new play about the link between rock music, East European dissidence and the fall of Communism...an impressive play" MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Astonishing new play...excellent production." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "There is an energy, rawness and passion here one doesn't associate with the elegant and witty Stoppard."

It is directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by Robert Jones, lighting by Howard Harrison, costumes by Emma Ryott, sound by Ian Dickinson.

Rock ‘n’ Roll spans the years from 1968 to 1990 from the double perspective of Prague, where a rock'n'roll band comes to symbolise resistance to the Communist regime, and of Cambridge where the verities of love and death are shaping the lives of three generations in the family of a Marxist philosopher.

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