At a press conference Kevin Spacey announced future productions at the The
Old Vic Theatre.
Richard II by William Shakespeare, starring KEVIN SPACEY (Richard II).
Opening 4 Oct 2005, following previews from 14 Sep - running to 26 Nov 2005.
Aladdin a new version of the pantomime by Bille Brown, freely adapted
from the translation by Sir Richard Burton of The Thousand and One Nights /
Original score by Gareth Valentine. Opening 16 Dec 2005 - running to 22 Jan
2006. Starring IAN MCKELLEN (Widow Twankey ), ROGER ALLAM (Abanazar),
FRANCES BARBER (Dim Sum). Directed by Sean Mathias
Soldiers Tale (L''Histoire du Soldat). By Stravinsky, new Arabic/English
translation by Abdul Karim Kasid and Rebecca Lenkiewicz. Opening 30 Jan
2006, following previews from 26 Jan - running to 4 Feb 2006. Tells the
Faustian tale of a soldier who sells his soul to the devil in return for
infinite wealth, and explores the concepts of evil, duality and temptation.
(Performed with surtitles)
Resurrection Blues by Arthur Miller. Opening 22 Feb 2006, following
previews from 14 Feb - running to 22 April 2006. Directed by ROBERT ALTMAN,
Resurrection Blues, is a satire on the ways that media hype, with official
lies, helps to sustain the rule of corrupt government. The play is set in
an unnamed Latin American country, where a young revolutionary is captured
by the presiding military dictator. General Felix Barriaux seizes the
opportunity to improve the country''s finances by having the revolutionary
executed and selling the television rights.