SEAN BEAN AND SAMANTHA BOND TO STAR IN EDWARD HALL'S PRODUCTION OF "MACBETH"
BY WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
OPENING AT THE ALBERY THEATRE IN LONDON
ON 7 NOVEMBER (PRESS NIGHT 14 NOVEMBER)
Sean Bean and Samantha Bond will play 'Macbeth' and 'Lady Macbeth' in a production directed by Edward Hall, opening at the Albery Theatre in the West End on 14 November, following previews from 7 November.
"MACBETH" is directed by Edward Hall, whose production of "Rose Rage" recently transferred to the Theatre Royal Haymarket. He is also currently represented in the West End with his production of Somerset Maugham's "The Constant Wife", which opened to rave reviews in April this year. Other recent directing credits include the RSC productions of "Julius Caesar" and "Henry V". Additionally Hall co-directed the international production of "Tantalus".
Sean Bean was most recently seen in the multi-award winning film "Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring" and reprises his role of 'Boromir' in the second part of the trilogy "The Two Towers", which will have an international release in November 2002. Other starring film credits include "Don't Say A Word", "Essex Boys", "Ronin", "Goldeneye", "Patriot Games" and "Black Beauty". Amongst theatre roles are 'Romeo' in Michael Bogdanov's "Romeo and Juliet" and 'Spencer' in Trevor Nunn's "Fair Maid of the West" (both RSC). On Television he played the title role in five series of "Sharpe" and starred in "Bravo Two Zero" and "Lady Chatterley".
Samantha Bond's theatre credits are numerous and include "Amy's View" in the West End and on Broadway (1999 Tony Award nomination), "Memory of Water" and "Three Tall Women". She has also appeared in "The Cid" at the National Theatre and in "A Winter's Tale" and "As You Like It" at the RSC. On television, Bond is a regular in "NCS: Manhunt" in which she stars with David Suchet. Samantha Bond has played 'Miss Moneypenny' in the last three 'Bond' films. She will soon be seen reprising the role in "Die Another Day", which has a general release in November 2002.
Further casting will be announced at a later date.
Before arriving in the West End, "MACBETH" will have a short regional tour playing at Milton Keynes (October 16-26) and Richmond Theatre (October 28-November 2).
"MACBETH" is designed by Michael Pavelka, with lighting by Ben Ormerod, sound by Matt McKenzie, fight direction by Terry King and movement by Ian Spink.
The play is produced by Sonia Friedman Productions.
Monday-Saturday at 7.30pm
Matinees on Wednesday & Saturday at 2.15pm
Tickets priced between £10.00 and £39.50
Box office number 020 7369 1740
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