Jason Watkins drops out of Clybourne Park; Stephen Campbell Moore to take over
The Royal Court’s West End transfer of hit play Clybourne Park will now star Stephen Campbell Moore, alongside original cast member Sophie Thompson, when it opens at the Wyndham’s Theatre on 8 February.
Jason Watkins was originally cast in the show playing the dual role of Karl and Steve, but has had to drop out of the production due to a family tragedy. The part was originated by Martin Freeman at the Royal Court last year.
Campbell Moore recently starred alongside David Suchet and Zoe Wanamaker in All My Sons at the Apollo Theatre and has also appeared in The History Boys. Film work includes the movie of The History Boys and A Good Woman with Scarlett Johanssen.
Recent winner of best play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards, Bruce Norris’ play is directed by Dominic Cooke, and stars Stephen Campbell Moore and Sophie Thompson alongside Stuart McQuarrie, Lorna Brown, Sarah Goldberg, Michael Goldsmith, Lucian Msamati and Sam Spruell.