The Old Vic announces its 2014 Summer/Autumn Season
The Old Vic Theatre in Waterloo, South London, has announced its 2014 Summer/Autumn Season, which will take place in the newly reconfigured auditorium, known as the CQS Space. Three productions have been announced at the venue, bring a mix of classic and new work to the stage.
The first production in the season will see Old Vic Artistic Director Kevin Spacey return to the stage in a one man production of Clarence Darrow by David W Rintels. This will run at the venue from 28 May to 15 Jun 2014. It is described as "a one man tour-de-force" which follows the larger than life lawyer Clarence Darrow as he relives many of his pivotal experiences in the court room, including the infamous Scopes ‘Monkey’ and ‘Thrill Killers’ trials which helped establish his reputation as a courtroom giant and civil rights hero. This new production stars Spacey, and is directed by Thea Sharrock.
This will be followed by a revival of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, which runs from 24 Jun to 13 Sep 2014. This classic American drama is set during the Salem witch trials, and explores a Puritan community as they struggle to handle mass hysteria and one man's plight to clear his name above all costs. The re-imagining will be directed by Yaël Farber.
Their final production of the year will be an adaptation of Sophocles' Electra by Frank McGuinness, directed by Ian Rickson and starring Kristin Scott Thomas. This Greek Tragedy is set in the city of Argos after the Trojan war and follows Electra's plight to avenge the murder of her father by her own mother and step father. This project will reunite Thomas with director Ian Rickson, after their 2013 West End collaboration on 'Old Times' at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Priority booking for members is now open, but will be extended to the public on Tue 8 Apr at 10am.