The Almeida’s acclaimed production of Sam Holcroft’s new play A Mirror starring Jonny Lee Miller is transferring to the West End.
The play will run for a strictly limited season at the Trafalgar Theatre from 22 January 2024.
The West End transfer will see Jonny Lee Miller (Trainspotting; Elementary) and Tanya Reynolds (Sex Education; She Stoops to Conquer) return to the play following their critically acclaimed run in the show at the Almeida, along with Geoffrey Streatfeild (The Other Boleyn Girl, Kinky Boots), and joined by BIFA winner and BAFTA nominee Samuel Adewunmi (The Last Tree, You Don’t Know Me, Trouble in Butetown).
Further casting is to be announced.
Directed by Jeremy Herrin (Best of Enemies), A Mirror is a play by Sam Holcroft (Rules for Living; The Rook) about censorship, authorship and free speech.
The play ran at the Almeida in August and September this year, getting great reviews from the critics, with Jonny Lee Miller described as “fantastic” in the Independent (★★★★), with TimeOut (★★★★) calling it a “brilliantly mischievous censorship satire”. The Guardian (★★★★) said “Sam Holcroft’s drama delights in the theatrical trickery”.
Jonny Lee Miller’s stage credits include Festen at the Almeida, Ink on Broadway, Frankenstein at the National Theatre, for which he won an Olivier Award for Best Actor, and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me in the West End. His TV credits include The Crown, Elementary and Dexter.
The creative team of A Mirror includes set and costume design by Max Jones, lighting design by Azusa Ono, sound design and music by Nick Powell, fight direction by Jonathan Holby and casting director Jessica Ronane CDG.
Director Jeremy Herrin said in a statement: “I’m overjoyed that we get to share Sam Holcroft’s A Mirror with even more people at the Trafalgar Theatre next year, following our initial sold-out run at the Almeida Theatre. Sam’s timely and darkly comedic play, boasts big ideas, live music and terrific performances, and I’m delighted to be working with Johnny Lee Miller, Tanya Reynolds, Geoff Streatfeild and our new cast member Samuel Adewunmi to bring this hugely entertaining and thought-provoking play to life in the West End. It’s a wild ride that’s not to be missed.”
Currently playing at the Trafalgar Theatre is Broadway musical Jersey Boys, until 4 January 2024.
A Mirror will run at the Trafalgar Theatre in London from 22 January to 20 April 2024.