Grassroots Shakespeare London Performs Shakespeare in Honor of his 450th Birthday on 4/26
GRASSROOTS SHAKESPEARE LONDON is the only company performing Shakespeare in the West End for Shakespeare's 450th birthday.
The four star production starring BBC's James Alexandrou as Iago and Ian Charleson Award nominee Nari Blair-Mangat is sold out throughout the birthday week, with the final performance on the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's baptism, 26th April.
Artistic Director Siobhan Daly said, "We knew we wanted our production to celebrate the 450th birthday and we were genuinely surprised when we realised that we would be the only company performing Shakespeare in the West End throughout the birthday week. We feel very honoured to be celebrating Shakespeare from the capital city where he spent so much time and performed himself. It's been amazing seeing how hard people have been trying to get tickets to see the show, which is sold out, and see so many people enjoying the celebrations with us."
The multi Off West End Award nominated Company have recently performed a well received rep season at the Old Red Lion Theatre, following a sell-out Christmas rep season. This four star production has been devised especially for the Leicester Square Theatre.
Nari Blair-Mangat recently completed filming in Disney's upcoming Cinderella film (dir: Kenneth Branagh) and this summer he will be reprising his role in the Broadway transfer of Macbeth directed by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford. Nari's professional credits include: The Donmar's Piaf (dir: Jamie Lloyd), The Old Vic's Duchess of Malfi (dir: Jamie Lloyd) & The 24 Hour Plays. He trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where he played Othello in Othello and Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream.
James Alexandrou's theatre credits include: Stephen in The Back Veil (Bruce James Productions), Romeo in Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare's Globe), Alexander in Gertrude's Secret (Pure Bedlam Productions), Paul Baumer in All Quiet on the Western Front (Nottingham Playhouse), Grim in In My Name (Yaller Skunk), Orlando in As You Like It (British Shakespeare Company) and Pistol in Henry V (British Shakespeare Company). TV and Film credits include: Mercutio in BBC Shakespeare, Andy Garsdale in Missing and Martin Fowler in EastEnders (All BBC), Liam in Left Outside (Goliath), PC Parkin-Betts in Lethal (Pure Film Productions), Jim Acosta in Semper Fidel (Independant) and Grant in Blessed Burden (Yardboy Pictures). Radio Credits include: Liam in 8 Feet and Rising and Joey in The Homecoming (All BBC Radio 4).