Written on the Heart to close early 19 May 2012

The Royal Shakespeare Company production of Written on the Heart, by David Edgar, has posted early closing notices for 19 May 2012.

This production opened in Stratford-Upon-Avon 27 Oct 2011 to 10 March 2012, before its transfer to the West End's Duchess Theatre on 19 April 2012, where it was originally booking to 21 July, but will now close 19 May 2012.

Directed by Gregory Doran, the cast includes Oliver Ford Davies (Lancelot Andrewes), Stephen Boxer (William Tyndale),

It is designed by Francis O’Connor, lighting by Tim Mitchell , sound by Jonathan Ruddick. The RSC production is produced in the West End by Bill Kenwright & Thelma Holt.

Across an 80 year divide, two men translate the word of God into the English tongue. For one, it means death at the stake. For the other, it could mean an archbishop's mitre.

After almost a century of unrest, the King James Bible was intended to end the violent upheavals of the English reformation. But deep-seated conflicts force a leading translator to confront the betrayal of his youthful religious ideals, for the sake of social peace.

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