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Rock 'n' Roll extends 6 weeks to 5 Nov 2006
Rock ‘n’ Roll, by Tom Stoppard, extends 6 weeks to 5 Nov 2006 at the Duke of York's Theatre.
Rock ‘n’ Roll premiered at the Royal Court Theatre 3 June to 15 July 2006 - before it transfered to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre from 22 July 2006
It has received good notices from the popular press: NICHOLAS DE JONGH for THE EVENING STANDARD says, "This is not quite first-rate Stoppard but still ought to generate a big and serious stir." PAUL TAYLOR for THE INDEPENDENT says, "Complex and moving new play about the link between rock music, East European dissidence and the fall of Communism...an impressive play" MICHAEL BILLINGTON for THE GUARDIAN says, "Astonishing new play...excellent production." CHARLES SPENCER for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "There is an energy, rawness and passion here one doesn't associate with the elegant and witty Stoppard."
Directed by Trevor Nunn, the play features: Brian Cox, Sinead Cusack , Rufus Sewell , Nicole Ansari, Louise Bangay, Anthony Calf, Martin Chamberlain, Miranda Colchester, Alice Eve, Edward Hogg, Peter Sullivan
Designed by Robert Jones, lighting by Howard Harrison, costumes by Emma Ryott, sound by Ian Dickinson.
Rock ‘n’ Roll spans the years from 1968 to 1990 from the double perspective of Prague, where a rock'n'roll band comes to symbolise resistance to the Communist regime, and of Cambridge where the verities of love and death are shaping the lives of three generations in the family of a Marxist philosopher.