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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE DAZZLE at FOUND111


Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions will stage the UK première of Richard Greenberg's THE DAZZLE at FOUND111, at the site of the old Central St Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road. Check out a first look at rehearsals below!

Joining Andrew Scott (Langley) and David Dawson (Homer) in Simon Evans' production, is Joanna Vanderham as Milly. The production opens on 15 December, with previews from 10 December, and runs for a strictly limited season until 30 January 2016, with £10 day tickets available for all performances.

"My brother makes an epic of a molecule - what would he do with the world?" New York City. The beginning of the 20th Century. Two brothers sit in their home surrounded by 136 tons of hoarded junk. When a beautiful guest arrives, everybody's lives are thrown into sharp focus.

The UK première of Tony Award winner Richard Greenberg's thrilling and fascinating play is brought to life in the anarchic space of the former Central St Martins in Charing Cross Road and stars Andrew Scott and David Dawson.

Richard Greenberg is the author of Our Mother's Brief Affair, The Assembled Parties (Tony, Drama Desk nominations), Take Me Out (Tony Award for Best Play; Drama Desk Award; NY Drama Critics Circle Award; Outer Critics Circle Award; Lucille Lortel Award), The House in Town, The Violet Hour, THE DAZZLE (Outer Critics Circle Award), Everett Beekin, Three Days of Rain (L.A. Drama Critics Award; Pulitzer finalist),The American Plan, and many other plays.

BAFTA and Olivier-award winning actor, Andrew Scott plays Langley. His recent theatre includes Birdland (Royal Court) Aristocrats, Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre), Sea Wall (Paines Plough, Bush Theatre), as well as numerous plays in Dublin, London and New York. For television his work includes his role as Moriarty in the worldwide smash- hit drama Sherlock; The Town and The Hollow Crown. His recent films included Ken Loach's Jimmy's Hall,Matthew Warchus' Pride, (BIFA for Best Supporting Actor), Locke and The Stag. His forthcoming films include Frankenstein with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, and Alice: Through The Looking Glass with Johnny Depp. Scott will next be seen in Spectre, the latest instalment of the Bond franchise.

David Dawson plays Homer. His theatre credits include The Duchess of Malfi (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse), Posh (Royal Court), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith), Romeo and Juliet (RSC), The Entertainer, Richard II (Old Vic) andNicholas Nickleby (Chichester Festival Theatre, national tour and Gielgud Theatre - nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Newcomer). For television, he is best known for his role in Ripper Street, and for his recent performances in Banished and Peaky Blinders. His work other television work includes The Hollow Crown, Luther, The Road to Coronation Street, Gracie, The Thick of It and Secret Diary of a Call Girl; and for film, London Boulevard. He recently completed filming the 8 part epic new BBC drama The Last Kingdom playing King Alfred.

Joanna Vanderham plays Milly. Her theatre work includes Othello (RSC) and The Promise (Donmar Trafalgar). For television, her credits include The Go Between, Banished, The Paradise, Dancing on the Edge, Young James Herriot, Above Suspicion, The Runaway and the forthcoming One of Us; and for film, And Then I Was French, Blackwood and What Maisie Knew.

Simon Evans directs. He was Resident Assistant Director at the Donmar Warehouse (working with Michael Grandage,Jamie Lloyd, Rob Ashford and Bijan Sheibani), Staff Director at the National Theatre, Performance Director for Secret/Future Cinema, Creative Associate at the Bush Theatre and Artistic Director of Black and White Rainbow. He is Artistic Director of Myriad & Co. For theatre his work includesSilence of the Sea (Donmar Trafalgar), Almost, Maine (Park Theatre) Hannah (Unicorn Theatre), Shawshank Redemption, The Laura Marling Project, Ghostbusters and Project Rumpus (Secret Cinema), Thom Pain (based on nothing) (Print Room), The Provoked Wife, A Midsummer Night's Dream (Go People), The Rubber Room (The Old Vic), The Separation, Something Perfect, Disappear , Devolution (Theatre503),Madness in Valencia (Trafalgar Studios), Whiff Whaff (Theatre Uncut), The Speed Twins, Apple Pie, Hours Till Autumn (Riverside Studios),Cyrano de Bergerac, The Misanthrope (White Bear), Us and Them (Bush/RR), Skyscraper (Public, NY), and ARDEN 2.0 (Old Vic New Voices). His writing for theatre and film includes Who is Rachel? (, The Waiting (SkyArts), and Revise, Bait, Somewhere by the Fire (Black and White Rainbow).

FOUND111 is a new venture at 111 Charing Cross Road which is the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art launched by Emily Dobbs Productions and Rachel Edwards for Tooting Arts Club, whose production of Barbarians is currently running at the venue until 7 November.

Photos by Marc Brenner

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