The Old Vic Announces 'Tree' and 'High Society'
The Old Vic Theatre in south London has announced two new productions for its 2015 season.
They will begin the year with a new play for two people by Daniel Kitson, Tree, which will run at the venue from 5 to 31 January 2015.
Previously seen at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre, this new play is performed by Tim Key and Daniel Kitson.
"It’s early evening in the middle of autumn, it’s just starting to get dark and on a quiet residential street a man with a picnic basket, arrives late, at a tree."
This will be followed by a revival of the Cole Porter musical High Society, which will run from 30 April to 20 August 2015, with an official opening on 14 May 2015.
Directed by Maria Friedman, the musical features music and lyrics by Cole Porter, book by Arthur Kopit and additional lyrics by Susan Birkenhead. It is based on the play 'The Philadelphia Story' by Philip Barry, and the film of the same name. It will feature musical direction by Theo Jamieson.
"Long Island socialite Tracy Lord is planning her lavish summer wedding when her ex-husband appears to try and win her back. His unwelcome arrival threatens to disrupt proceedings. When tabloid reporter Mike Connor arrives to cover the nuptials, he too takes a shine to the bride-to-be. But which of these three suitors will she choose?"
The score features hits such as ‘True Love’, ‘You’re Sensational’, 'Well, Did You Evah!' and ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?’
Both productions will be performed in the round. General tickets will go on sale at 12 noon on 4 December 2014.