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Tim Curry Withdraws from Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

Tim Curry has announced that he is withdrawing from the Chichester Festival Theatre's new London-bound production of Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He is withdrawing due to illness.

The role of The Player will be temporarily taken over by Curry's understudy, Chris Andrew Mellon.

Tim Curry was last in the West End in 2006 playing King Arthur in Monty Python's Spamalot, a role he created on Broadway. For The National Theatre his credits include The Threepenny Opera, Love for Love and The Rivals. He played Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Show both in the West End and on Broadway. On Broadway his theatre work includes Amadeus, My Favourite Year and Travesties. His many film credits include Burke and Hare, Kinsey, Addams Family Reunion, Congo, The Hunt for Red October, Legend, Annie and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. In addition to appearing extensively on various television series, his credits include Cranford, The Colour of Magic, Poirot, Criminal Minds, Will and Grace, Stephen King's It, Wiseguy and Oliver Twist. Curry's voice can be heard in countless animated films and television programmes, numerous audio books and several albums.

Following the run at the Chichester Festival Theatre, Trevor Nunn will direct a company led by Samuel Barnett and Jamie Parker in Tom Stoppard's Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead which will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 16 June - 20 August, with press night on 21 June 2011. Set design is by Simon Higlett, with costumes by Fotini Dimou, lighting by Tim Mitchell, sound by Paul Groothuis and music by Steven Edis. Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead is produced by the Chichester Festival Theatre, the Theatre Royal Haymarket and Triumph Entertainment Limited.

To book tickets for Chichester, contact the box office on 01245 781312, or visit www.cft.org.uk; for London, contact the box office on 0845 481 1870, or visit www.trh.co.uk.

 

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