Riflemind at Trafalgar Studios from 15 Sep 2008

Riflemind at Trafalgar Studios from 15 Sep 2008

Riflemind, written by Andrew Upton and directed by Philip Seymour, will open at Trafalgar Studios One 18 Sep 2008, following previews from 15 Sep 2008.

The play, which originally premiered at the Sydney Theatre Company in 2007, will feature John Hannah and Paul Hilton alongside original Australian cast members Susan Prior, Steve Rodgers, Jeremy Sims .

Twenty years after their frontman, John, walked off stage for good, the iconic rock band Riflemind are set to get together again. For John , a reunion might be his second chance; for his wife Lynn , it could be the end of the world as she knows it ... As the band descends upon John's country manor, one weekend fast becomes the ultimate test of talent, friendship and loyalty.

John Hannah is best known for his roles in “Four Weddings and a Funeral” and “Sliding Doors” and he is co-starring with Brendan Fraser in “The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor”. His London stage credits includes “The Mercy Seat” (Almeida) and “Miss Julie” (Young Vic). His television includes “Rebus” and “Cold Blood”.

Paul Hilton has starred in many London stage productions including “Rosmersholm” at the Almeida Theatre, “The Wild Duck” at the Donmar Warehouse and “Mourning Becomes Electra” at the Royal National Theatre. His television credits include starring in “Medieval Heist” and “True Dare Kiss”.

"RIFLEMIND will launch a new phase of international collaboration for Trafalgar Studios as a unique producing house in the West End. Sydney Theatre Company, whose joint Artistic Directors are playwright Andrew Upton and his wife, actress Cate Blanchett, will join Trafalgar as an Associate Company of the venue. As an Associate Company, STC and Trafalgar will jointly develop new work, forming an international creative bridge in both directions."

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