Rose Theatre Kingston brings John Malkovich to London

The Rose Theatre in Kingston announces new season.

John Malkovich

The Rose Theatre Kingston has announced two new productions in their 2016 season which sees award-winning actor and director John Malkovich make his London directing debut.

The English speaking premiere of Zach Helm’s play Good Canary will run from 16 September to 8 October 2016 directed by Malkovich. His previous productions of the play have enjoyed sell-out performances in Mexico City and Paris, where it was nominated for six French Moliere Awards, winning for Best Director and Best Design.

"Set in New York, this hard-hitting and darkly witty play explores the spiral of self-destruction and the cost of creativity. Following rave reviews for his first novel, Jack is on the verge of signing a multi-million-dollar deal with a leading publisher. With his wife Annie struggling with addiction and mental illness, will she cope with the public scrutiny that comes with success?"

Zach Helm's film work includes 'Mr Magorium’s Wonder Emporium', 'Stranger Than Fiction' starring Will Ferrell and Dustin Hoffman, and the forthcoming film 'Jumanji'. Oscar Award nominee John Malkovich’s extensive film career includes 'Places in the Heart', 'Dangerous Liaisons', 'In the Line of Fire', 'Being John Malkovich' and 'Burn After Reading'. His Broadway directing credits include Arms and the Man in which he also performed and Harold Pinter's The Caretaker.

The cast will include Freyer Mavor, Harry Lloyd, Ilan Goodman, Simon Wilson, Steve John Shepherd, Sally Rogers and Michael Simkins.

This will be followed by a revival of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons directed by Michael Rudman which runs from 28 October to 19 November 2016.

"Joe Keller is a thriving businessman who, during World War II, knowingly supplied the American air-force with defective engines, leading to the deaths of innocent pilots. To avoid the blame, he let his business partner take the fall, but during a sunny afternoon Joe is confronted by the consequences of his moral actions as a visitor arrives to reveal a secret that will rip his family apart."

Miller's classic play will be the first time the Pulitzer Prize winner has been performed at the Rose Theatre and is part of the American Writers season.

Tickets for both plays are now on sale.


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