Jemma Redgrave, Jason Durr and More Set for DONKEYS' YEARS at the Rose Theatre Kingston Tonight
Jemma Redgrave will play 'Lady Driver', Jason Durr will play 'Quine' and Jamie Glover will play 'Headingley' when Michael Frayn's classic comedy, Donkeys' Years comes to Rose Theatre Kingston in 2014. This sparkling revival, which will open tonight 6 February, will be directed by Lisa Spirling, making a return to the Rose following her acclaimed production of Michael Frayn's Here in 2012.
The perfect summer's day, and at one of the older universities solidly successful middle-aged men are getting into their dinner-jackets for a reunion dinner. No women, of course, because in the far-off days of their youth even the passing glimpse of a woman in college was an event to remember. But everyone's coming! Even Roddy Moore, their elusive hero. As the moon rises and the wine goes down, middle-aged men become young again, with only too predictable results. And, in the midst of the battlefield, hidden in Roddy Moore's old rooms waiting for a quiet word with her lost love, that very woman they all once glimpsed and never forgot...
Jemma Redgrave's (Lady Driver) theatre credits include Farewell to The Theatre (Hampstead), The Great Game: Afghanistan (Tricycle Theatre and Broadway), The Cherry Orchard (Chichester), Misconceptions (Tour), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Albery Theatre), Major Barbara (Piccadilly), Chatsky (Almeida Theatre and Tour), As You Like It (Greenwich Theatre), Our Town (Shaftesbury Theatre) and The Three Sisters (Queens Theatre). On television Redgrave is known for roles in Cold Blood, Bramwell, The Buddha of Suburbia and Mansfield Park. Film work includes Lassie, I'll Be There, Moonlight, The Acid House, Howards End and Dream Demon.
Jason Durr (Quine) is best known for playing 'PC Mike Bradley' in Heartbeat (ITV), with other television credits includingAbove Suspicion (ITV), Midsomer Murders (ITV) and Lewis (ITV). On stage, Durr has most recently been playing the title role in Sherlock Holmes (West Yorkshire Playhouse and Tour), and other credits include Volcano (Tour), Wrong Side of the Rainbow (Donmar Warehouse) and Losing Louis (Hampstead).
Jamie Glover (Headingley) was recently seen playing 'Garry Lejeune' in Michael Frayn's Noises Off (Old Vic) and 'Peter' inIf Only (Chichester Festival Theatre). Other theatre credits include All's Well That End's Well and Richard III (Royal Shakespeare Company), The Chalk Garden (Donmar Warehouse), The Shawl (Sheffield Crucible) and The Novice (Almeida). On television, Glover is well known for playing 'Andrew Treneman' in Waterloo Road (BBC), with other credits includingHolby City (BBC), Elizabeth I (Company TV), Endeavour (ITV) and Dr Who: An Adventure In Space and Time (BBC).
Michael Frayn (Playwright) is a multi-award winning playwright and novelist, best known for plays including Noises Off, Democracy and Copenhagen. His critically successful novels include Towards The End Of The Morning, Headlong andSpies, which won the Whitbread Prize for Fiction.
Lisa Spirling (Director) most recently directed Fault Lines and I Know How I Feel About Eve at Hampstead Theatre Downstairs. Her other theatre directorial credits include Here (Rose Theatre Kingston), Idiots of Ants (Pleasance, Edinburgh), Hundreds & Thousands (Soho Theatre) and Boeing Boeing (Alley Theatre, Texas). Spirling is also co-founder of Buckle for Dust Theatre Company and is an affiliate artist at Theatre503.
Further casting is yet to be announced.
For more information on Donkeys' Years and to book tickets visit www.rosetheatrekingston.org.
Rose Theatre Kingston presents
Press Night: Wed 12 Feb, 7pm
Thursday 6 - Sat 22 Feb
Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by Lisa Spirling
Monday - Saturday 7.30pm
Thursday & Saturday Matinee 2.30pm
Signed Performance: Fri 14 Feb, 7.30pm
Tickets £19 - £28.50, pit cushions £5 (bkg fee may apply)
Thursday Matinee Tickets £13 - £20, pit cushions £5 (bkg fee may apply)
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Rose Theatre Kingston aims to serve the population of Kingston, South West London, Surrey and beyond by entertaining and engaging audiences. Rose Theatre's beautiful 900 seat circular auditorium is situated in the idyllic Royal Borough of Kingston Upon Thames, its circular design brings great intimacy and epic scale to all the productions that appear here. The Rose works with internationally renowned theatre companies and directors to create and present world class productions that are accessible to all. Its education and community programmes ensure the theatre is for everyone, from all ages and tastes. We are proud to work closely with our volunteers from Kingston and South West London who are an integral part of the Rose community.