Ben Chaplin to Star in National Theatre's The Reporter

Film and stage star Ben Chaplin will headline Nicholas Wright's play The Reporter on the West End.

The production, directed by Richard Eyre (Mary Poppins), will begin performances at The National Theatre on February 14th.

"Based on the remarkable life of the star BBC correspondent James Mossman during his last years, 1963 to 1971, The Reporter searches for the truth behind his bewildering suicide. What lies beneath the surface? Or is the surface ultimately all there is? An enthralling detective story by Nicholas Wright, whose recent work at the National includes Vincent in Brixton (also directed by Richard Eyre), and his adaptations of His Dark Materials and Thérèse Raquin," state National Theatre notes.

Bruce Alexander, Leo Bill, Patrick Brennan, John Cummins, Aleksander Mikic, Chris New, Angelo Paragoso, Gillian Raine, Paul Ritter, Angela Thorne and Tilly Tremayne will also be featured in the production.

Chaplin received a Tony nomination for his performance in The Retreat from Moscow and an Olivier Award nomination for his work in The Glass Menagerie.  His film credits include The New World, Stage Beauty, Birthday Girl, Washington Square, The Thin Red Line and The Truth About Cats and Dogs.

The production will feature sets and costumes by Rob Howell, lighting by Peter Mumford, sound by Rich Walsh and video design by Jon Driscoll.

Visit www.nationaltheatre.org.uk for more information.

 


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