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Kean starring Antony Sher confirmed at the Apollo Theatre from 24 May 2007
The Thelma Holt and the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford production of Kean, by Jean Paul Sartre, adapted from the play by Alexandre Dumas, in a translation by Frank Hauser, is now confirmed to open at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue on 30 May 2007, following previews from 24 May - booking to 18 Aug 2007.
Directed by Adrian Noble, the cast includes Antony Sher (Kean), Joanne Pearce (Countess de Koefeld), Alex Avery (The Prince of Wales), Jane Murphy (Anne Danby), Robert East (Count de Koefeld) , Sam Kelly (Salomon), Barry McCarthy, Gemma Paige, Hanne Steen, Brendan Hooper, Oliver Beamish, Jeremy Hancock, Dodger Phillips.
It is designed by Mark Thompson, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by John Leonard and original music by Shaun Davy.
Drawn loosely from life, Kean is a pretender of the highest order, as Sartre described him 'the actor who never ceased acting'. His private life is a public performance, a tragic-comedy about a man with an insatiable appetite for romantic adventure, an ego as big as a stage and an inability to rescue himself from jeopardy.
Prior to the West End, “KEAN” will open for a short season at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Guildford on 29 March, where it will play until 7 April, followed by weeks at the Theatre Royal Bath (10-14 April), the Festival Theatre Malvern (17-21 April) and the Theatre Royal Brighton (24-28 April).