Kevin Spacey returns in Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic


The Old Vic Theatre has announced that Kevin Spacey will return in Clarence Darrow for a limited six week run from 3 March to 11 April 2015 at the venue. This follows Spacey's sell-out and critically acclaimed stint in the production last year.

The play, written by David W Rintels, is described as "a one man tour-de-force" and will mark Spacey's last time on the The Old Vic stage as Artistic Director. Thea Sharrock will direct the production, with set design by Alan Macdonald, lighting by Guy Hoare and sound by Gregory Clarke.

Synopsis: "Follows the larger than life lawyer Clarence Darrow as he relives many of his pivotal experiences in the court room, including the infamous Scopes ‘Monkey’ and ‘Thrill Killers’ trials which helped establish his reputation as a courtroom giant and civil rights hero."

Spacey said of the announcement, "As my time at the helm of The Old Vic is drawing to a close, it felt the right choice to bring back Clarence Darrow. I had such a short run with the production last year and so many didn’t get the chance to see it, that it felt like a great opportunity to do a longer run."

Tickets go on general sale from 30 January 2015 at midday.

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