"Embers" by Christopher Hampton starring Jeremy Irons at the Duke of York's from 15 Feb 2006.


"Embers" by Christopher Hampton starring Jeremy Irons at the Duke of York's from 15 Feb 2006.

Embers , by Christopher Hampton, Based on the novel by Sandor Marai, starring Jeremy Irons opens at the Duke of York's Theatre 1 March 2006, following previews from 15 Feb 2006 - booking to 27 May 2006

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Oscar and Tony award-winning actor Jeremy Irons (Henrik) returns to the London stage after an absence of 17 years (except for a one-off performance of "A Soldier’s Tale" at the Trafalgar Studios last year). His film credits include: Dead Ringers; Lolita; The French Lieutenant's Woman; Reversal of Fortune.

Directed by Michael Blakemore, the play explores themes of love, friendship and betrayal, Embers is set in war torn Europe in 1940, in a Hungarian castle, where a retired general Henrik awaits the arrival of Konrad, a friend he has not seen for several decades. This new play concerns a key event in the past that was pivotal in the lives of the protagonists.

In Embers , the fateful day was over 30 years before when Konrad had abruptly deserted a hunting party he was on with his lifelong friend Henrik. The following day Konrad mysteriously fled Vienna leaving behind his two inseparable friends - Henrik and his beautiful wife Kriztina. The passing of so many years has not dulled Henrik's memory of that day nor answered the questions that still haunt him.

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