November 1, 2013
Production photos of Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
If you are scouring the West End for some manly talent this winter, then look no further than the Harold Pinter Theatre.
For there is more talented testosterone on display than in Hugh Jackman’s dressing room, as “the boys” of Mojo let rip.
The casting is like a Spotlight dream with the producers bagging Harry Potter alumni Rupert Grint for his first stage role, Ben Whishaw flush from Bond success, Brendan Coyle taking a break from Downton Abbey, Daniel Mays proving yet again that he is ALWAYS GREAT, and Merlin’s Colin Morgan growing up fast and joining the big boys.
This strong revival by Ian Rickson of his original Royal Court production reminds us all that Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem didn’t just come out of nowhere, it was in a long line of fantastically written, edgy, witty plays.
It’s kind of what the West End is meant to be all about. Extraordinary work that features the best possible cast and creative talent.
September 12, 2013
Merlin’s Colin Morgan stars in Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre.
Rising young star Colin Morgan is best known to millions of fans for playing Merlin in five series of the hit Shine TV series.
Other TV credits include Quirke – Elegy For April, Doctor Who and Catherine Tate Christmas Special.
Film roles include Parked and Island.
Colin’s stage appearances include The Tempest for the Globe Theatre, Our Private Life at the Royal Court, A Prayer for my Daughter and Vernon God Little at the Young Vic and All About My Mother at the Old Vic.
Colin Morgan stars in Jez Butterworth’s award-winning play Mojo, directed by Ian Rickson, at the Harold Pinter Theatre this autumn.
August 7, 2013
Harry Potter star Rupert Grint makes his West End stage debut alongside Ben Whishaw in a major new revival of Jez Butterworth’s award-winning play Mojo.
Ian Rickson revives his acclaimed Royal Court production of Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre, featuring a strong cast that includes Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Colin Morgan (Merlin), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter), Daniel Mays (Vera Drake) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall).
Director Ian Rickson reunites with the writer Jez Butterworth following Mojo’s original premiere at the Royal Court in 1995, and their recent success with Jerusalem.
Butterworth wrote and directed the film adaptation of Mojo in 1997, which featured the late writer, director and actor Harold Pinter.
Mojo won the Olivier award for Best New Comedy and is a savagely funny play set against the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll scene of 50’s Soho, delving into the sleazy underworld and power games of London’s most infamous district.
Theatre: Harold Pinter Theatre
March 12, 2013
Shakespeare’s Globe launches its 2013 theatre season on 23 April with Jeremy Herrin’s production of The Tempest. Olivier award-winner Roger Allam makes a welcome return to the Globe as Prospero, with Colin Morgan as Ariel and Jessie Buckley as Miranda. The Tempest is Shakespeare’s late great masterpiece, imbued with magical spirits and supernatural charm. This production marks the first of the Globe’s trio of enchanted Shakespeares this summer, running from Shakespeare’s birthday (23 April) until 18 August.
Director Jeremy Herrin returns to the Globe following his widely applauded production of Much Ado About Nothing in 2011. Herrin is associate director at the Royal Court and during his time there has presented No Quarter, The Heretic, The Vertical Hour, The Priory, That Face and Tusk Tusk, for which he was nominated for an Evening Standard Best Director Award. He directed Roger Allam in Uncle Vanya at Chichester in 2012. He also directed This House at the National Theatre.
Roger Allam won the Best Actor Olivier Award for his portrayal of Falstaff at the Globe in Henry IV Parts 1 and 2. His many other stage credits include Boeing Boeing and The God of Carnage. He created the role of Peter Mannion in the BBC political satire The Thick Of It, and his film credits include Tamara Drewe and The Queen. Allam will reprise his role as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday in the Morse prequel Endeavour, due to air on ITV this spring.
Making his Globe debut will be Colin Morgan as Ariel, who created the role of Merlin in the popular BBC television series for which he recently won Best Actor in a Drama at the National Television Awards. Other theatre credits include Vernon God Little and All About My Mother at the Young and Old Vics.
In her graduating year at The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, Jessie Buckley will also make a Globe debut as Prospero’s daughter, Miranda. Jessie competed in the TV series I’d Do Anything, the search for a new Nancy in Oliver! and performed in Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music at the Menier Chocolate Factory and at the Garrick.
Completing the cast is Jason Baughan, Sam Cox, Pip Donaghy, Trevor Fox, James Garnon, Peter Hamilton-Dyer, Joshua James, William Mannering, Sarah Sweeney and Amanda Wilkin.
Shakespeare’s Globe’s 2013 ‘Season of Plenty’ features fifteen plays, including three world premières, an expansion of the Globe’s award-winning touring, and the return of three Globe to Globe productions from last year’s once-in-a-lifetime festival. The full lineup includes The Tempest, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, the three plays about Henry VI, Samuel Adamson’s Gabriel, Blue Stockings by Jessica Swale, The Lightning Child from Ché Walker, two small-scale tours of King Lear and The Taming of the Shrew, three returning Globe to Globe shows – Venus and Adonis from South Africa, As You Like It from Georgia, King Lear from Belarus, and Footsbarn’s Indian Tempest.
Release issued by: Shakespeare’s Globe