TRUE WEST

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Johnny Flynn (Beast, Genius) star as warring brothers Austin and Lee in the West End Premiere of Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard’s ferociously funny, modern classic, True West.

They are joined by Madeleine Potter (Mr Selfridge, An Ideal Husband) as Mom and Donald Sage Mackay (Modern Family, Angry Alan) as Hollywood producer, Saul Kimmer.

Austin is working on a movie script that he has sold to producer Saul Kimmer when Lee stumbles back in to his life. Never content to watch from the sidelines he pitches his own idea to Kimmer, an action which has far reaching consequences…

Set in the searing heat of the Californian desert this critically acclaimed drama pits brother against brother as a family tears itself apart, exposing the cracks in the American Dream.

TICKET INFORMATION

23 NOVEMBER 2018 – 23 FEBRUARY 2019

Monday – Saturday 7.30pm Thursday and Saturday 3pm Tickets from £15 Book by phone: 0330 333 4814 Group booking: Call 0330 333 4817 Or email [email protected] Access Booking: Call 0330 333 4815 Or email [email protected]

CHRISTMAS SCHEDULE

w/c 17 Dec Monday – Saturday 7.30pm, Tue, Thu and Sat 3pm w/c 24 Dec Thu – Sat 7.30pm, Thu & Sat 3pm, Sun 3pm & 7.30pm w/c 31 Dec Wed – Sat 7.30pm, Mon, Thu & Sat 3pm

Vaudeville Theatre

404 Strand, London WC2R 0NH

  • Kit Harington

    Kit Harington

    Austin

    Kit Harington

    Kit Harington

    Austin

    Kit Harington has starred as Jon Snow since 2011 in the Emmy Award winning HBO drama series Game of Thrones. With 38 Emmy Awards, Game of Thrones is the most decorated show in the ceremony’s history. In 2016, Kit received his first Emmy nomination for Best Supporting Actor in Drama Series. 

    Kit studied drama and theatre at the Central School of Speech & Drama. Before graduating in 2008, he won the lead role of Albert in the National Theatre’s London production of the smash hit War Horse. The production transferred to London’s West End at the New London Theatre, and he stayed with the role until 2009 after which he appeared in Posh, by Laura Wade, at the Royal Court Theatre. In 2016, Harington made his much‐anticipated West End return in the Jamie Lloyd directed production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus, playing the title role. 

    In 2018, Harington transitioned into the role of Executive Producer on a miniseries titled Gunpowder. Harington played his real‐life ancestor on his mother’s side, Catholic rebel Robert Catesby who was part of the Gunpowder Plot of 1605, the failed scheme by Roman Catholic militants to blow up the House of Lords in London. The series also starred Peter Mullan, Mark Gatiss and Liv Tyler.

    His upcoming film projects include the English‐language film from French‐Canadian director Xavier Dolan, The Life and Death of John F Donovan. Past film projects include the HBO sports mockumentary 7 Days in Hell, Sony Pictures Classics drama Testament of Youth and the big‐screen adaptation of the hit British spy series Spooks: The Greater Good. He also lent his voice to the animated film How to Train Your Dragon 2 which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Animated Feature Film in 2014 and received an Academy Award nomination.

  • Johnny Flynn

    Johnny Flynn

    Lee

    Johnny Flynn

    Johnny Flynn

    Lee

    Johnny Flynn is an actor, composer and songwriter. Johnny has worked extensively across film, television and theatre. He recently shot a lead role in ITV’s upcoming adaption of Vanity Fair. He most recently starred in Genius: Einstein (National Geographic) – as the young Albert Einstein to Geoffrey Rush’s older. Johnny plays leading role Dylan in Lovesick, the first two series of which are currently streaming on Netflix with a third on the way. Further television credits include Brotherhood (Big Talk/Comedy Central), The Nightmare World Of HG Wells (Clerkenwell Films) and Detectorists (Channel X/BBC4). 

    Johnny most recently played the protagonist Pascal in feature film Beast – which received critical acclaim at the Toronto Film Festival this year, previous to its premiere at the London Film Festival. He has also starred in Love Is Thicker Than Water, Clouds of Sils Maria opposite Kristin Stewart and Chloe Moretz, and Song One in which he co-starred with Anne Hathaway. 

    Johnny was nominated for ‘London Newcomer of the Year’ at the Whatsonstage Awards (2012) for his performance in The Heretic (Royal Court) and went on to gain his first Olivier Award nomination for Jerusalem (West End) that year. Further credits include The Low Road (The Royal Court), Richard III and Twelfth Night (Globe/West End). Johnny’s most recent theatre appearance was a starring role in Martin McDonagh’s hit Hangmen, originating at the Royal Court and later transferring to the West End. He is thrilled to be reprising his role of Mooney in this year’s transfer to Broadway.  

    He has released five albums to date with his band Johnny Flynn & The Sussex Wit, the most recent being Sillion (2017) which he is currently promoting.

     

  • Madeleine Potter

    Madeleine Potter

    Mom

    Madeleine Potter

    Madeleine Potter

    Mom

    Theatre includes: Hamlet (Shakespeare Theatre Company); The Kid Stays in the Picture and 4:48 Psychosis (Royal Court); Tejas Verdes (Edinburgh Festival); Electra (The Gate and Latitude); Broken Glass and Twelfth Night (Tricycle Theatre); Mother of Him (Courtyard Theatre); Southwark Fair (The National Treasure); After Mrs Rochester (Lyric Hammersmith), An Ideal Husband (West End and Broadway); The Master Builder, A Little Hotel on the Side, Getting Married, The Crucible, Metamorphosis, Coastal Disturbances, Plenty and Slab Boys (Broadway); The Water’s Edge (Arcola); The Internationalist and Shoot, Get Treasure, Repeat (The Gate); All My Sons (National Theatre), Madame Melville (West End); The Maiden’s Prayer (Bush Theatre); The Plough and the Stars (US and Ireland); The Glass Menagerie (Ford’s Theatre), Pygmalion (Roundabout Theatre); Hamlet (Folger Theatre); As You Like It (Williamstown Theatre); Hedda Gabler (Portland Playhouse); Philadelphia Here I Come and The Playboy of the Western World (Irish Rep Theatre); Abingdon Square and Lydie Breeze (American Place); The Silver Fox and Dead: A Love Story (Playwrights Foundation) and Richard II (Delacorte Theatre).

    Film includes: Red Lights, Chosyu 5, The White Countess, Refuge, Muffin, The Golden Bowl, Two Evil Eyes, Slaves of New York, Bloodhounds of Broadway, The Suicide Club, Hello Again and The Bostonians.

    Television includes: Mr Selfridge, Houdini, Foyle’s War, Holby City, Dark Matters, Midsomer Murders, The Girl in the Café, Caught in the Act, State of Play, The Whistleblower, Harvest of Fire, The Equalizer, Crime Story and Svengali.

  • Donald Sage Mackay

    Donald Sage Mackay

    Saul

    Donald Sage Mackay

    Donald Sage Mackay

    Saul

    TrainingUniversity of California at San Diego (MFA), Moscow Art Theatre

    Theatre includes Angry Alan (Soho Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe, Aspen Fringe and Shriram Centre, Delhi); White Guy on the Bus (Finborough Theatre); Linda (Manhattan Theatre Club, Off-Broadway); Stop.Reset. (Signature Theatre, Off-Broadway); A Moon for the Misbegotten (Lyric Theatre, Belfast and New York); Fred’s Diner and The Other Place (Magic Theatre, San Francisco); Our Town (Actors Theatre of Louisville); His Girl Friday and Blood & Gifts (La Jolla Playhouse); The Game’s Afoot (Cleveland Play House); CandidaTwelfth NightDoctor Faustus and Julius Caesar (Utah Shakespeare Festival); Measure for Measure (Lake Tahoe Shakespeare); Six Degrees of Separation (Old Globe Theatre).

    Film includes Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Play the Game.

    Television includes Deep State (recurring), The Looming Tower, Modern Family, Masters of Sex, Blue Bloods, Elementary, Law & Order: SVU, The Good Wife, Mad Men, Frasier, Weeds, Criminal Minds, NCIS, House, Scrubs, The Shield, The West Wing, According to Jim, Star Trek: Enterprise, Providence, The Practice, ER.

  • Harry Egan

    Harry Egan

    Understudy Austin

    Harry Egan

    Harry Egan

    Understudy Austin

    Training: Bristol Old Vic

    Theatre includes: Blackthorn (Leeds Playhouse and Paines Plough); One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Sheffield Crucible); Of Mice and Men (UK tour); Breaking the Code (Royal Exchange Manchester); The Tiger’s Bones (UK tour) and The Wars of the Roses (Rose Theatre Kingston).

  • Jane Lambert

    Jane Lambert

    Understudy Mom

    Jane Lambert

    Jane Lambert

    Understudy Mom

    Theatre includes: The Girls (Phoenix Theatre); The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (NT); Hedda Gabler (Old Vic); Deathtrap (Noël Coward Theatre); Pygmalion (Theatre Royal Bath); Calendar Girls (UK tour); Rebecca (UK tour); The Glass Menagerie (Theatre Royal, Bath); Fish Out of Water (Gaiety Theatre, Isle of Man); Towards Zero and Spider’s Web (Grand Theatre, Leeds); Straight and Narrow and The Late Edwina Black (Lyceum Theatre, Crewe and The Grand, Wolverhampton); The Sound of Murder (Civic Theatre, Ayr) and The Consul of Butterflies (Netherbow Theatre, Edinburgh).

  • Mark Rose

    Mark Rose

    Understudy Lee & Saul

    Mark Rose

    Mark Rose

    Understudy Lee & Saul

    Training: Breton Hall

    Theatre includes: King Lear (Old Vic); Hangmen (Royal Court and West End); The Beaux’ Stratagem, A Taste of Honey and Port (National Theatre); The Trial of Jane Fonda and Frozen (Park Theatre); Abigail (Bunker Theatre); Women Laughing (Old Red Lion); Masters Are You Mad? and Twelfth Night (Grosvenor Open Air Theatre); Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Manchester Royal Exchange); The Accomplice (Menier Chocolate Factory); Spider’s Web (UK Tour); A Laughing Matter and She Stoops to Conquer (Out of Joint).

    Television includes: Coronation Street and Emmerdale.

  • Sam Shepard

    Playwright

    Sam Shepard

    Playwright

    Sam Shepard’s first New York plays, Cowboys and The Rock Garden, were produced by Theatre Genesis in 1964. For several seasons, he worked with Off-Off-Broadway theatre groups including La MaMa and Caffe Cino. Eleven of his plays won Obie Awards, including ChicagoThe Tooth of the Crime, and Curse of the Starving Class. Other award-winning plays include Fool for Love, True West, A Lie of the Mind, and Buried Child, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize in 1979. In 1986, Shepard was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters and received the Gold Medal for Drama from the Academy in 1992. He was inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame two years later. As a writer and director, he filmed Far North and Silent Tongue. As an actor, he appeared in numerous films, including The Right Stuff, Days of Heaven and Resurrection. His final works of prose, The One Inside and Spy of the First Person, were published in 2017, the year of his death.

  • Matthew Dunster

    Director

    Matthew Dunster

    Director

    Matthew Dunster is an Olivier-nominated director, a playwright and an actor.

    His directing credits include: The Secret TheatreMuch Ado About Nothing, Imogen, The Frontline, Troilus and Cressida, Dr Faustus and The Lightning Child (Shakespeare’s Globe), Hangmen (Wyndham’s Theatre & Royal Court, Atlantic Theater, New York), Liberian Girl (Royal Court), The Seagull, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Open Air Regent’s Park), Love’s Sacrifice (RSC), The Love Girl & the Innocent, You Can Still Make a Killing (Southwark Playhouse), Mametz (National Theatre Wales), Before the Party (Almeida), A Sacred Flame (English Touring), Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (Royal Exchange Manchester), Mogadishu (Royal Exchange Manchester and Lyric Hammersmith), The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells), and The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Royal & Derngate, Northampton).

    As a writer his credits include: Children’s Children (Almeida), You Can See the Hills (Royal Exchange Manchester/Young Vic) A Tale of Two Cities (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre) and his re-imagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s The Most Incredible Thing (Sadler’s Wells).

  • Jon Bausor

    Set & Costume Designer

    Jon Bausor

    Set & Costume Designer

    Training: University of Oxford and the Motley Theatre Design Course. He designed the opening ceremony of the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and the kinetic sculpture to light the flame for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi.

    As an associate artist of the Royal Shakespeare Company he has designed numerous productions including Hamlet, King Lear, The Winter’s Tale and the entire 2012 Shipwreck season.

    Other theatre includes Bat Out of Hell (Coliseum, Dominion Theatre and US tour); The Grinning Man (Bristol Old Vic and Trafalgar Studios – Winner for Best Design at the UK Theatre Awards); Les Liaisons Dangereuses and Knight’s Tale (Tokyo); Fatherland (Manchester International Festival and Frantic Assembly); The Band (UK Tour); They Drink It In The Congo (Almeida); The James Plays (National Theatre and World tour); Bugsy Malone (Lyric Hammersmith); KURSK (Sound and Fury, Young Vic and Sydney); Ghost Stories (West End, Toronto and Moscow); Peter Pan, The Seagull, Lord of the Flies and To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Theatre); MAMETZ (National Theatre of Wales – Winner for Best Design at the  UK Theatre Awards and Wales Theatre awards); You for me for You (Royal Court); I am Yusuf (Shebbahurr, Palestine and Young Vic), Water (Filter and BAM); Lionboy (Complicité), and The Plough and the Stars (Abbey Theatre, Dublin, Melbourne, New York and Boston).

    Dance includes The Nutcracker, Carmen and Firebird (Norwegian National Opera); Hansel and Gretel, Ghosts and Pleasure’s Progress (Royal Opera House); Scribblings and Castaways (Rambert Dance); Blood Wedding (Finnish National Ballet); Media Res (Nederlands Dans Theater) and Lest We Forget (English National Ballet).

    Opera includes Cendrillon (Glyndebourne); Agrippina (Grange Festival); The Knot Garden (Theatre an der Wien); The Lighthouse (Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano); The Human Comedy (Young Vic) and The Soldier’s Tale (Old Vic and Baghdad).

  • Joshua Carr

    Lighting Designer

    Joshua Carr

    Lighting Designer

    Theatre credits include: Sweet Charity (Nottingham Playhouse);  Dealing with Clair (Orange Tree Theatre); Hangmen (Atlantic Theatre Company, New York); A Christmas Carol (Hull Truck); Tiger Bay (Wales Millennium Centre and Cape Town Opera); Terror (Lyric Hammersmith); Romeo and Juliet (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Sheffield Theatres); Henry V (Regent’s Park Theatre); Sleeping Beauty, All My Sons and The Miser (Watermill Theatre); Stewart Lee: Content Provider (London and UK Tour); Lunch and the Bow of Ulysses (Trafalgar Studios); Wonderman (Gagglebabble, National Theatre of Wales and Wales Millennium Centre); Raz (West End); Songs for the End of the World (Vault Festival and Battersea Arts Centre); Dinner with Friends (Park Theatre); Albert Herring (RCM); The Dissidents (Tricycle Theatre); The Caucasian Chalk Circle and Britain’s Best Recruiting Sergeant (Unicorn Theatre); The Wasp and In the Vale of Health (Hampstead Theatre); The Realness (Big House Theatre Company); Exit the King (Theatre Royal Bath); Breeders (St James Theatre); Holes (Arcola Theatre); The Saints and The Best Christmas Present in the World (Nuffield); Le Gateau Chocolat: Black (Assembly Edinburgh, Soho Theatre, Homotopia Festival, Liverpool and UK Tour); Yellow Face (National Theatre and Park Theatre); Some Girl I Used to Know (West Yorkshire Playhouse and UK Tour); Unscorched and The Northerners (Finborough Theatre); Amygdala (The Print Room); As You Like It (Luxembourg and UK Tour); The Love Girl and the Innocent and Port Authority (Southwark Playhouse); Jekyll and Hyde Assembly Roxy, Edinburgh and Southwark Playhouse); House of Cards at Kensington Palace (Coney); The President and the Pakistani (Waterloo East); Mansfield Park (UK Tour); Stage Fright (Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds); One Hour Only (Old Vic New Voices); Mudlarks (HighTide Festival); Dick Whittington (Stafford Gatehouse); His Teeth (Only Connect- Nominated for an Office Award for Best Lighting Design); Love of a Nightingale, Threepenny Opera, Antigone and A Clockwork Orange (Fourth Monkey); The Song of Deborah (The Lowry); The Shape of Things (Soho Gallery); Cinderella (Young Actors Theatre); Breathing Corpses (Curving Road/Theatre Delicatessen) and Billy Elliot (Young Actors Theatre).

  • Ian Dickinson for Autograph

    Sound Designer

    Ian Dickinson for Autograph

    Sound Designer

    Ian received an Olivier Award for The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time which has since been critically acclaimed around the world.

    Theatre includes Company (Gielgud Theatre); Hangmen (Royal Court, Wyndham’s Theatre and New York); Angels in America (National Theatre and New York); Translations, Husbands and Sons, Common, Evening at the Talk HouseThe Red LionRules for Living, A Taste of Honey, Emil and the Detectives and Port (National Theatre); Heisenberg (Wyndham’s Theatre); Fatherland (Lyric Hammersmith and Royal Exchange Theatre); The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Junkyard (Bristol Old Vic); Fracked! (Chichester and UK Tour); Before I Leave (Cardiff); Elegy, Roots and The Weir (Donmar Warehouse); Uncle Vanya (Almeida); This House (National Theatre, Chichester and Garrick Theatre); Love’s Sacrifice (RSC); The Nether (Duke of York’s); The River (Broadway); A Midsummer Night’s Dream, All My Sons and To Kill a Mockingbird (Regent’s Park Theatre); Before the Party (Almeida) and The Machine (Manchester and New York).

  • Johnny Flynn & Joe Zeitlin

    Composers

  • Amy Ball CDG

    Casting Director

    Amy Ball CDG

    Casting Director

    Recent theatre includes: The Ferryman (Royal Court, West End and Broadway); The Moderate Soprano (West End and Hampstead Theatre); The Birthday Party and Consent (West End and National Theatre); Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia (West End).

    Other credits include: Dance Nation, Albion and Boy (Almeida Theatre); Stories and Exit the King (National Theatre); A Very Very Very Dark Matter (The Bridge Theatre); The Brothers Size, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Measure for Measure (Young Vic); The Woods, One For Sorrow, Pity, Instructions For Correct Assembly, Gundog, Killology, Anatomy of a Suicide, X, Linda, Liberian Girl, The Twits, Violence and Son, How to Hold Your Breath, The River, Love and Information, Choir Boy, Love Love Love, In Basildon, Chicken Soup With Barley and Sucker Punch (Royal Court); Girls and Boys, The Children, Escaped Alone and Hangmen (Royal Court and New York); Cyprus Avenue (Royal Court, Dublin, Belfast and New York); Constellations, Jumpy and Posh (Royal Court and West End) and Jerusalem (Royal Court, West End and Broadway).

  • Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie

    Fight Directors

    Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown of RC-Annie

    Fight Directors

    RC-Annie Ltd, established in 2005 by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown, is the UK’s leading Dramatic Violence Company.

    Theatre includes: Macbeth, Emilia, Othello, The Secret Theatre, Boudica, Lions and Tigers, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, The White Devil, Comus and Imogen (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Little Matchgirl (Bristol Old Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe); A Very, Very, Very Dark Matter (The Bridge Theatre); Wise Children (Wise Children and Old Vic); Company (Elliot Harper Productions at Gielgud Theatre); Europe (Leeds Playhouse); Close Quarters (Out of Joint and Sheffield Theatres); Tartuffe, The Duchess of Malfi, Salome and Snow in Midsummer (RSC); God of Carnage, The Price, Switzerland and Dusty (Theatre Royal Bath); A Monster Calls and Woyzeck (Old Vic); Hogarth’s Progress and My Brilliant Friend (Rose Theatre Kingston); The Village (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Girl on a Train, Sunshine on Leith, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Barnbow Canaries, Great Expectations and Richard III (West Yorkshire Playhouse); A Clockwork Orange (Liverpool Everyman); Common, Ugly Lies the Bone, Peter Pan, The Threepenny Opera and The James Plays (co-production with National Theatre of Scotland and Edinburgh International Festival) and Cleansed (National Theatre).

  • Smith and Brant Theatricals

    Producer

    Smith and Brant Theatricals

    Producer

    Based in Soho, Smith & Brant Theatricals are producers, Joseph Smith and John Brant. 

    With a background that encompasses the commercial and subsidised sectors, Smith & Brant Theatricals are passionate about developing new work, as well as regularly collaborating on co-productions and offering general management services in London, on Broadway and around the world. 

    Current projects include: Co-producing the Tony award-winning Broadway musical Come From Away currently playing The Schoenfeld Theatre, New York (Winner of Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle. Helen Hayes and Dora Awards for Best Musical 2017) and The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto.  The North American tour of Come From Away will open at The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle in October 2018.  UK and Australian productions are currently planned.

    Previous credits include: The Stage adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s classic Strangers on a Train by Craig Warner, Victorian thriller Gaslight, starring Kara Tointon, Keith Allen and Rupert Young both which toured the UK.  The West End premiere of the Olivier and Tony award-winning musical Memphis the Musical, starring Beverley Knight and X Factor Winner Matt Cardle (Shaftesbury Theatre, 2014/15); The Mentalists by Richard Bean, starring Stephen Merchant (Wyndham’s Theatre, 2015); The Pajama Game directed by Sir Richard Eyre and choreographed by Stephen Mear (Shaftesbury Theatre 2014); Rob Ashford’s hit revival of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Broadway, 2011/12), which variously starred Daniel Radcliffe, Darren Criss and Nick Jonas; Promises, Promises (Broadway, 2010) which starred Sean Hayes and Kristin Chenoweth; Jonathan Kent’s production of Sweeney Todd (West End, 2012) which starred Michael Ball and Imelda Staunton, winner of 3 Olivier Awards including ‘Best Musical Revival’, 5 WhatsOnStage Awards including ‘Best Musical Revival’ and the Evening Standard Theatre Award for ‘Best Musical’ ; Million Dollar Quartet (West End, 2011) and the acclaimed musical Spring Awakening (West End, 2009), winner of 4 Olivier Awards including ‘Best Musical’ and the Critics’ Circle Award for ‘Best Musical’.

    General Management of BUG by Tracey Letts staring James Norton (FOUND111, 2016);  producing and general managing Austin Pendleton’s Orson’s Shadow (Southwark Playhouse, 2015); general managing August Strindberg’s The Father (Trafalgar Studios, 2015).

     

  • Empire Street Productions

    Producer

    Empire Street Productions

    Producer

    Empire Street Productions was set up in 2016 by independent producer James Bierman, to develop and produce work across theatre, television and film. Recent Theatre credits include Tracy Letts’ Killer Joe at the Trafalgar Studio starring Orlando Bloom, and Samuel D Hunter’s The Whale at the Ustinov, Bath. Ballywalter, a feature film by Stacey Gregg is in development with Northern Ireland Screen and How To Sell A War by Tim Price has just finished shooting in Georgia and Ireland. As Executive Producer of London’s Donmar Warehouse Bierman was involved in over 45 productions which won numerous awards including Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, and Critics’ Circle. As a producer at the Michael Grandage Company, he produced: Privates On Parade, starring Simon Russell Beale; A Midsummer Night’s Dream starring Sheridan Smith and David Walliams; Peter and Alice starring Dame Judi Dench and Ben Wishaw; Henry V starring Jude Law The Cripple of Inishmaan, starring Daniel Radcliffe; and Photograph 51, starring Nicole Kidman as DNA scientist Rosalind Franklin. His first feature film Genius,  written by Academy Award Nominee John Logan and starring Colin Firth, Jude Law, Nicole Kidman and Laura Linney, premiered in competition at the Berlin Film Festival.