Sherlock and Fleabag star Andrew Scott will star in new play, Three Kings, which will be live streamed from the empty auditorium of the Old Vic Theatre in London.
Written specifically for Scott by Stephen Breresford (The Last of the Haussmans) the piece follows Patrick, a man who reflects on the role of his father in shaping his life following eight years of absence.
By turns, hilarious and heartbreaking this world premiere production is staged as a scratch performance, with direction by Matthew Warchus, and will be presented five times from the end of July.
Scott returns to the Old Vic following his acclaimed performance Noel Coward’s Private Lives in 2019. His numerous stage credits include Hamlet (Almeida/West End), Sea Wall (National Theatre) and Birdland (Royal Court Theatre).
Warchus said: “I am hugely grateful to Stephen for writing this play specially for the Old Vic: In Camera series and to Andrew for agreeing to perform it. Their generous support of the Old Vic at this critical time and their spirit of adventure in joining us in this crucial fundraising experiment is enormously appreciated.”
Tickets to watch the stream will cost between £10 and £40, with dates from 29 July to 1 August 2020.
Following the performance on 1 August, the venue will stream a conversation between Andrew Scott and Dermot O’Leary. Performances begin at 7.30pm BST with a matinee on 1 August at 3.30pm BST. General booking opens 22 July.