The Old Theatre announces its 2013 Season


The Old Vic Theatre has announced three new productions for 2013 - The Winslow Boy; Sweet Bird of Youth with Kim Cattrall; Much Ado About Nothing with James Earl Jones & Vanessa Redgrave.

The Winslow Boy by Terence Rattigan, opens 19 March 2013, following previews from 8 March - running to 25 May 2013. Directed by Lindsay Posner. Based on a true story of a father’s fight to clear his son’s name when he is expelled after being convicted of theft.

Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams, opens 12 June 2013, following previews from 1 June - running to 31 Aug 2013. Directed by Marianne Elliott, starring Kim Cattrall as Alexandra Del Lago. A co production with Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer. A fading Hollywood legend ravaged by the bitterness of failure and despair. Fleeing the disastrous premiere of her comeback film, Alexandra Del Lago travels incognito as The Princess Kosmonopolis seeking refuge in drink, drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne, an idealistic young dreamer turned gigiolo and hellbent on achieving his own movie stardom. A trip to Chance’s hometown in a bid to win back his childhood sweetheart sees their relationship of convenience unravel.

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, opens 19 Sep 2013, following previews from 7 Sep - running to 16 Nov 2013. Directed by Mark Rylance, and starring James Earl Jones (Benedick), Vanessa Redgrave (Beatrice). While young lovers Claudio and Hero threaten to have their imminent nuptials thwarted by the resentful scheming of a Prince, marriage seems inconceivable for reluctant lovers Beatrice and Benedick. (Redgrave and Earl Jones take on these roles for the first time. They recently starred together in Alfred Uhry’s Driving Miss Daisy both in the West End and on Broadway.)

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