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Autumn Season 2014 - Three Black Comedies

Alun Armstrong

Alun Armstrong

Exit The King

Kenneth Cranham

Kenneth Cranham

The Father

Lia Williams

Lia Williams

The Father

Greg Hicks

Greg Hicks

Play Strindberg

Sally Dexter

Sally Dexter

Play Strindberg

Ustinov Studio Autumn Season 2014

Three Black Comedies

ALUN ARMSTRONG, KENNETH CRANHAM and GREG HICKS are amongst the star-studded cast members appearing at the Ustinov Studio this Autumn.

The Season has opened with Play Strindberg, the UK premiere of Friedrich Durrenmatt’s black comedy, starring Greg Hicks, Sally Dexter and Richard Clothier. A surreal love triangle played out in a desolate island outpost, Play Strindberg is directed by Nancy Meckler, Artistic Director of Shared Experience for 22 years, where her work included the award-winning productions of Anna Karenina and War and Peace.

★★★★ "The Ustinov Studio is in a golden period, Play Strindberg may be its crown jewel" Whatsonstage.com

★★★★ "An extraordinary production ... a masterclass in sheer acting skill" TheatreBath

Kenneth Cranham stars alongside Lia Williams in the UK Premiere of Florian Zeller’s new play The Father. Nominated for a Tony Award for Stephen Daldry’s An Inspector Calls, Kenneth Cranham’s numerous stage credits also include The Cherry Orchard at the National Theatre, The Homecoming at the Almeida and the West End productions of Entertaining Mr Sloane, Loot, The Birthday Party and Gaslight. Lia Williams’ extensive stage credit include Oleanna, Old Times, A Streetcar Named Desire and Skylight, for which she received a Tony Award nomination. The Father, focussing on the relationship between an elderly man and his daughter, was the winner of three Moliere Awards (France’s equivalent of the Olivier Awards) including Best New Play 2014, and here receives its UK premiere in a translation by Christopher Hampton.

One of the UK's most recognisable and acclaimed characters actors, Alun Armstrong, spent nine years with the RSC, originated the role of Thenardier in Les Miserables; he won an Olivier Award for the title role in Sweeney Todd and has since become recognisable to millions with his extensive television appearances including Bleak House, Little Dorrit, Garrow’s Law, Penny Dreadful and New Tricks. He will be starring in the new translation of the Eugene Ionesco play, Exit The King, the third of three black comedies which make up this Autumn’s Ustinov Studio season. Directed by Laurence Boswell, Exit The King follows the last day in the life of the great King Berenger, now 400 years old, once the ruler of millions of subjects, but now on his last legs.

 

Tickets for all shows in the Ustinov Studio’s Autumn Season – Three Black Comedies – are on sale now from the Box Office on 01225 448844 or online at www.theatreroyal.org.uk/ustinov

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· LISTINGS INFORMATION:

PLAY STRINDBERG

Venue: Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Dates:  Thursday 11th September – Saturday 11th October

Performances: Evenings 7.45pm;

Matinees Thursdays & Saturdays 2.30pm (not 11th Sept)

Tickets: £19.50 / £14.50 discounts, booking fees apply

Preview performances 11th – 16th Sept and Mondays – all seats £10

  • National Press Performance – Wednesday 17th September, 7pm

For national press tickets, please contact Arthur Leone PR

  • Regional Press Performance – Monday 15th September, 7.45pm

For local press tickets, please contact Graeme Savage, Graeme.savage@theatreroyal.org.uk

 

THE FATHER

Venue: Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Dates: Thursday 16th October – Saturday 15th November

Performances: Evenings 7.45pm;

Matinees Thursdays & Saturdays 2.30pm (not 16th Oct)

Tickets: £19.50 / £14.50 discounts, booking fees apply

Preview performances 16th – 21st Oct and Mondays – all seats £10

  • National Press Performance – Wednesday 22nd October, 7pm

For national press tickets, please contact Arthur Leone PR

  • Regional Press Performance – Monday 20th October, 7.45pm

For local press tickets, please contact Graeme Savage, Graeme.savage@theatreroyal.org.uk

 

EXIT THE KING

Venue: Ustinov Studio, Theatre Royal Bath

Dates: Thursday 20th November – Saturday 20th December

Performances: Evenings 7.45pm;

Matinees Thursdays & Saturdays 2.30pm (not 20th Nov)

Tickets: £19.50 / £14.50 discounts, booking fees apply

Preview performances 20th – 25th Nov and Mondays – all seats £10

  • National Press Performance – Wednesday 26th November, 7pm

For national press tickets, please contact Arthur Leone PR

  • Regional Press Performance – Monday 24th November, 7.45pm

For local press tickets, please contact Graeme Savage, Graeme.savage@theatreroyal.org.uk

For further information, to request an interview or production photographs, please contact Graeme Savage, Marketing Officer on 01225 823 460 or email graeme.savage@theatreroyal.org.uk                   


 

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