Ian Rickson

Mojo to open in West End October 2013

Ian Rickson will direct a cast including Brendan Coyle, Rupert Grint, Daniel Mays and Ben Whishaw in a major West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s award-winning Mojo, reuniting director and writer who previously collaborated on the play’s world premier at the Royal Court in 1995. Designs are by Ultz.

Jez Butterworth’s Multi Award Winning Jerusalem Returns To London For Strictly Limited 14 Week Season

Ian Rickson’s Royal Court Theatre production of Jez Butterworth’s Jerusalem will return to London’s West End for a strictly limited 14 week engagement hot on the heels of a triumphant Broadway run. Mark Rylance will reprise his Olivier and Tony award-wining performance as Johnny “Rooster” Byron, directed by Ian Rickson. Previewing at the Apollo Theatre from 8 October 2011, with press night on 17 October, Jerusalem is booking until 14 January 2012. Designs are by Ultz, with lighting by Mimi Jordan Sherin, sound by Ian Dickinson for Autograph and music by Stephen Warbeck. Jerusalem is produced in the West End by Royal Court Theatre Productions and by Sonia Friedman Productions.

New this week: The Children’s Hour

New shows coming to London this week include The Children’s Hour at the Comedy Theatre starring Keira Knightley and Elisabeth Moss; the Royal Court’s award-winning Clybourne Park to the Wyndham’s Theatre; and Will & Grace star Leslie Jordan in his Trip Down the Pink Carpet.

Mad Men’s Peggy to play West End

The West End is jumping on the worldwide craze for AMC’s hit Sixties-set drama Mad Men. Elisabeth Moss, who plays ambitious young copywriter Peggy Olson in the series, is set to join Keira Knightley in a revival of Lillian Hellman’s controversial classic The Children’s Hour.

Keira Knightley in The Children’s Hour?

News from the New York Post that our very own Hollywood darling Keira Knightley may make a return to the West End stage in early 2011 in Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, following her success in The Misanthrope at the Comedy Theatre earlier this year.

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