The Old Vic announce 2007/2008 season


The Old Vic announce 2007/2008 season

The Old Vic Theatre have announced their 2007/2008 Season...

All About My Mother
by Samuel Adamson, Based on the film by Pedro Almodovar.
Opens 4 Sep 2007, following previews from 25 Aug - running to 24 Nov 2007.
(Public booking opens 17 June).
It is directed by Tom Cairns, designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Bruno Poet, with sound by Christopher Shutt. Co produced by Old Vic / Neal Street Productions.
Following the tragic death of her beloved son, Manuela goes to Barcelona in search of the father he never knew. But before she can exorcise her guilt, she gets caught up in the lives of three women: Agrado, a long-lost transvestite friend, Rosa, a young nun in search of love, and Huma Rojo, the famous actress her son so admired. Just as Manuela’s life begins to have meaning again, her son’s father returns and her journey of discovery and forgiveness comes full circle.

Cinderella
a pantomime by Stephen Fry, music by Anne Dudley
Opens 9 Dec 2007, following previews from 4 Dec - running to 20 Jan 2008
(Public booking 17 June 2007).
Cinderella is a tale of passion, jealousy, cross-dressing, injustice, chocolate, madness, cruelty, ice cream, hatred, revenge, jelly, unrequited love, envy, tarts, forgiveness, music, laughter, hope, redemption and most important of all, love – the truest, purest true love that ever was. And cake. So much cake you won’t believe.

Speed-the-Plow
by David Mamet
Jan - April 2008 (dates to be confirmed)
(Public booking Autumn 2007).
Starring Kevin Spacey as 'Bobby Gould'.
Hollywood producers Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox engage in a verbal boxing match centered around the eternal debate of art versus money. Should Gould go for another bad blockbuster that will make his fortune or put himself on the line for an adaptation of a spiritual, apocalyptic novel offered to him by his beautiful secretary? In this tale of greed, seduction and power, everything he believes in will be put to the test.

The Bridge Project: Hamlet / The Tempest
by William Shakespeare
May - June 2008 (dates to be confirmed)
(Public booking Autumn 2007).
Starring Stephen Dillane ( Hamlet) / (Prospero).
Directed by Sam Mendes, designed by Scott Pask, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Paul Arditti, produced by Hollywood Old Vic, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Neal Street Productions, in association with Piccolo Teatro di Milano

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