Orlando Bloom in David Storey's In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre from 5 July 2007

Orlando Bloom in David Storey’s In Celebration at the Duke of York's Theatre from 5 July 2007

It is now confirmed that Orlando Bloom will play Steven in David Storey’s In Celebration, which opens at the Duke of York's Theatre 12 July 2007, following previews from 5 July - booking to 15 Sep 2007

Directed by Anna Mackmin, the play also features Lynda Baron (Mrs Burnett), Gareth Farr (Colin), Paul Hilton (Andrew) and Ciaran McIntyre (Reardon). Further casting will be announced shortly.

In Celebration has designs by Lez Brotherson, lighting by Mark Henderson, music by Stephen Warbeck and sound by John Leonard. Produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.

Three brothers - Andrew, Colin and Steven - return home to the northern roots of their childhood for a family reunion. Although they have returned to celebrate, the explosive complexities of family life and long-held grievances are unlikely to improve the chances of a decent party…

After two seasons with the National Youth Theatre, Orlando Bloom trained at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Since graduating he has worked exclusively on screen in such films as The Lord of the Rings trilogy, in which he played Legolas, Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down, The Kelly Gang, The Calcium Kid, Troy, Kingdom of Heaven, Elizabethtown and the Pirates of the Caribbean trilogy (in which he plays Will Turner).

Lynda Baron is best known for her role as Nurse Gladys in the BBC series Open All Hours. Her theatre work includes The Full Monty at the Prince of Wales, I am Yours at the Royal Court, Stepping Out at the Duke of York’s and Follies at the Shaftesbury. Her other television work includes Dinner Ladies, Down to Earth, Fat Friends, Goodnight Sweetheart, Last of the Summer Wine and The Upper Hand. On film she has appeared in Colour Me Kubrick, Yentl and Masquerade.

Gareth Farr’s theatre work includes Harvest for the Royal Court and Hobson’s Choice for the Young Vic. His television credits include A Life Beyond the Box, Turkish Delight and Jonathan Creek.

Paul Hilton’s theatre credits include leading roles in The Wild Duck for the Donmar Warehouse and Mourning Becomes Electra at the National Theatre. His other theatre work includes The President of an Empty Room, Three Sisters and The Oresteia all for the National Theatre, On The Third Day at the New Ambassadors, Terrorism and Mountain Language for the Royal Court and The Daughter-in-Law for the Young Vic. His television work includes True Dare Kiss, The Belsen Redemption, Dalziel and Pascoe, Medieval Heist, Trial and Retribution XIII, The Family Man, The Princes in the Tower, Wire in the Blood and Silent Witness.

Ciaran McIntyre’s theatre work includes The Taming of the Shrew at Wiltons Music Hall, Coriolanus for the Globe, Richard II for The Old Vic, The Quare Fellow for the Tricycle, The Lieutenant of Inishmore, The Merry Wives of Windsor and The Seagull for the Royal Shakespeare Company. His television credits include The Time of Your Life, Gideon’s Daughter, Doctors, Hippies and Absolutely Fabulous.

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