Prism at Hampstead Theatre starring Robert Lindsay and Claire Skinner
‘The first time I held a prism and turned it to the light it did what the Impressionists struggled a lifetime to do; it embraced the light, split the light; it seemed to understand the very secret of light.’
Hampstead Theatre presents the world premiere of Terry Johnson’s delightfully witty and poignant new play Prism, based on the extraordinary life of double Oscar-winning cinematic master Jack Cardiff.
Double Olivier award winner Robert Lindsay plays Jack, ‘the man who made women look beautiful’, and will be joined by Claire Skinner, Rebecca Night and Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire).
Prism will run on 6 September until 14 October 2017 at Hampstead Theatre.
Legendary cinematographer Jack Cardiff has retired to the sleepy village of Denham, Buckinghamshire.
His days of hard work – and play – on some of the most famous sets in the world are now long behind him, as are his secret liaisons with some of the most famous women in the world…
Surrounded by memorabilia from a lifetime of ‘painting with light’, the writing of an autobiography should be an easy matter – were it not that Jack would now rather live in the past than remember it.
Featuring Robert Lindsay (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, TV series My Family), Claire Skinner (The Father, TV series Outnumbered), Rebecca Night (The Importance of Being Earnest, Fanny Hill) and Barnaby Kay (A Streetcar Named Desire, Wallander).
Written and directed by Terry Johnson with design by Tim Shortall, lighting by Ben Ormerod and sound by John Leonard.
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Address: Eton Avenue, Swiss Cottage, London, NW3 3EU
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