It’s been confirmed that a new bio-musical about the rise to fame of the Bee Gees is in the works, and could be eyeing a place in the West End.
Universal Theatrical Group is the team behind...
Mackenzie Crook cast in Royal Court's Jerusalem
Mackenzie Crook and Gerard Horan to join previously mentioned Mark Rylance, in Jerusalem, a new play by Jez Butterworth, which opens at the Royal Court Downstairs 15 July 2009, following previews from 10 July - running to 15 Aug 2009.
Mackenzie Crook's London stage credits include "The Seagull" at the Royal Court in 2007; "One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest" at the Girlgud in 2004 . His screen work includes three "Pirates of the Caribbean" films, "The Office" (BBC TV) and "Little Dorrit" (BBC TV).
Directed by Ian Rickson, designed by Ultz, sound by Ian Dickinson.
On St George’s Day, the morning of the local county fair, Johnny Byron, local waster and modern day Pied Piper, is a wanted man. The council officials want to serve him an eviction notice, his children want their dad to take them to the fair, Troy Whitworth wants to give him a serious kicking and a motley crew of mates want his ample supply of drugs and alcohol.
In other Royal Court news...
Joining previously mentioned Jane Horrocks in Aunt Dan and Lemon by Wallace Shawn, directed by Dominic Cooke from 20 May to 27 June, is Lorraine Ashbourne, Paul Chahidi, Rebecca Faulkenberry, Holly Goss, Scarlett Johnson, Ryan McCluskey, Martin McDougall, Nathan Osgood, Mary Roscoe, Trevor White, Rene Zagger. We all remember a favourite aunty, uncle or grandparent, someone who, in our childhood, told us tales that made our toes curl and stories of wonder. For Lemon, it was Aunt Dan. A brilliant, intoxicating but dangerous woman who shared all the most intimate and daring secrets of her decadent, exotic adult world…
Tom Goodman-Hill, Tim Pigott-Smith, Samuel West are confirmed to feature in Enron by Lucy Prebble, directed by Rupert Goold from 17 Sep 2009 to 31 Oct 2009. Based on real life and using music, movement and video, Enron explores one of the most infamous scandals in financial history, reviewing the tumultuous 1990s and casting a new light on the financial turmoil in which the world finds itself in 2009.