Kevin Spacey set to open at The Old Vic as Clarence Darrow

Kevin Spacey as Clarence Darrow

Previews start next week of Kevin Spacey’s powerful one-man play about the pioneering 19th century lawyer, Clarence Darrow.

Kevin Spacey, artistic director of The Old Vic said: “I am thrilled to be returning to The Old Vic stage, for the first time performing in the round, such an exciting transformation of our Old Vic space for actors and audiences alike.

“As I celebrate ten years at the helm of this very special theatre it feels great to be returning to the character of Clarence Darrow, whom I played both on-stage in Inherit the Wind, and 22 years ago, in the PBS film Darrow, directed by one of my
House of Cards collaborators, John Coles.

“I am particularly pleased to be working with Thea Sharrock, one of the most exciting directors of her generation”.

Sharrock directs him in David Rintels’ compelling one man tour-de-force in which the larger-than-life Darrow relives some of his pivotal experiences, including the infamous “Scopes Monkey” and “Thrill Killers” trials which established his reputation as a courtroom giant and civil rights hero.

Previews start May 28 for a limited run ending June 15.

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