Kit Harington is making his West End return this winter after a two-year break following his turn in Jamie Lloyd’s production, Doctor Faustus. Best known for portraying the role of Jon Snow in the hit US TV series ‘Game of Thrones’, his performance in Sam Shepard’s blistering play, True West, is sure to impress.
Set against the searing heat of the Californian desert, Harington will play Austin, a successful and well-educated Hollywood scriptwriter. He will star alongside Johnny Flynn, playing Lee, his unstable elder brother. He pushes his sibling to the edge of his psychological limits after reuniting for the first time in almost half a decade.
Indira Varma is a British actress who has appeared in numerous works at the National Theatre including Othello, Remembrance of Things Past, and Man and Superman, as well as screen roles including Ellaria Sand, the paramour of Prince Oberyn Martell in ‘Game of Thrones’. This summer she’ll return to the National Theatre in Exit the King, Ionesco‘s surreal comedy about fate and dying.
This absurdist drama focuses on the last day of the ancient and confrontational 400 year old King Bérenger’s life. His first lady, Queen Marguerite who will be played by Varma, is preparing for the end, whilst Queen Marie is in denial. The kingdom is disintegrating. This great tragi-comedy will undoubtedly leave you pondering one of life’s many puzzling questions; is it will or fate that determines your destiny?
Jonathan Pryce is an Olivier Award-winner, having earnt the title of Best Actor for his role in Hamlet in 1980. Alongside his extensive list of stage roles, he is also well-known for his screen roles, most famously as the High Sparrow in ‘Game of Thrones’. This October he’s making his return to the stage in a work by a writer who has been described as “the most exciting playwright of our time” (The Guardian).
The Height of the Storm is a beautifully compelling family drama by internationally acclaimed Florian Zeller. It follows the story of a married couple of 50 years; André, played by Pryce, and Madeleine played by Dame Eileen Atkins. One weekend, their daughters arrive, as well as a bunch of flowers sent by a woman from the past. The reappearance of this mysterious woman is just one of a series of unusual events which cause the devoted couple’s marriage to come under scrutiny. Who is she? Why has she reappeared? Why does André feel like he’s not even there?
‘Game of Thrones’ actor, Iwan Rheon is set to star in the West End premiere of Dawn King’s Foxfinder. Rheon was presented the 2010 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Musical for his performance as Moritz the Novello Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening. After 7 years off stage, Rheon’s screen career has flourished. He was cast as the formidable Ramsay Bolton in the hit show ‘Game of Thrones’ and has since garnered a large fan following. Now, Rheon is set to return to the West End in this exciting new play!
Rheon will star as William Bloor, a Foxfinder, who has been trained from a young age in rooting out ‘the Beast’ that threatens man’s civilization. He investigates a contamination on a farm, with dramatic subsequent effects, ultimately changing the lives of the community forever. Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity to witness such a thrilling story.