A REVIVAL of Pauline Macauley’s psychological drama, The Creeper starring veteran actor Ian Richardson, will run for a limited 12-week season – from February 9, 2006 (previews from February 7) – at London’s Playhouse Theatre.
Richardson will play Edward Kimberley, an eccentric member of the landed gentry, whose home is upset by the arrival of a young opportunist with a shady past….
Richardson was last seen in the West End in 1997, in The Magistrate at the Savoy. His many credits for the Royal Shakespeare Company include The Hollow Crown alongside Sir Derek Jacobi, Sir Donald Sinden and Dame Diana Rigg.
His film and TV credits are too numerous to mention although one of his most memorable performances was as ‘Tailor’ in the BBC adaptation Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.
Joining him in the cast of The Creeper will be Oliver Dimsdale, Alan Cox, Robert Styles and Harry Towb.
Director Bill Bryden’s revival was first seen at the Theatre Royal Windsor in August 2005 and can be seen in Cambridge (for one week from January 23, 2006) and Malvern (from January 30, 2006, again for one week only) prior to its West End transfer.