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Last Confession with David Suchet at Haymarket
The Chichester Festival production of The Last Confession, starring David Suchet as 'Cardinal Benelli' , is to transfer to the Haymarket Theatre, opening 2 July 2007, following previews from 28 June - booking to 15 Sep 2007
Written by Roger Crane and directed by David Jones the cast also includes: Michael Jayston (The Confessor), Richard O’Callaghan (Cardinal Luciani), Roger May (Monsignor Magee), Bernard Lloyd (Cardinal Villot), Stuart Milligan (Bishop Marcinkus), Clifford Rose (Pope Paul VI), Charles Kay (Cardinal Felici), John Franklyn-Robbins (Cardinal Ottaviani), Bruce Purchase (Cardinal Baggio), Michael Cronin (Cardinal Suenens), Joseph Mydell (Cardinal Gantin), Joseph Long (Cardinal Lorscheider), Paul Foster (Father Lorenzi), Maroussia Frank (Sister Vincenza), Christopher Mellows (Dr. Buzzonetti/Thomas).
David Suchet's West End credits include "Once in a Lifetime" at the Olivier, NT in 2005; "Man and Boy" at the Duchess in 2005;"Amadeus" at the Old Vic in 1998;"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at the Aldwych in 1997; "What a Performance" at the Queens in 1994. But he is most famous for his TV role as Agatha Christie's 'Poirot'.
The Last Confession has designs William Dudley, lighting by Peter Mumford, costumes by Fotini Dimou. It is produced by Duncan C Weldon & Paul Elliott for Triumph Entertainment Ltd with Theatre Royal Haymarket Productions present this Chichester Festival Theatre Production.
The Last Confession delves into the most highly guarded institution in the world to explore the mystery shrouding the sudden death of Pope John Paul I in 1978. Found dead just 33 days after being elected, suspicions are aroused when it is revealed that the new Pope had warned three of his most influential but hostile Cardinals that they would be replaced on the evening before his death. The Vatican refuses to conduct an official investigation into the death. Cardinal Benelli (David Suchet) is the only one to challenge the dead Pope’s enemies.