Orpheus Descending to transfer to London stage

May 7, 2019 by

Theatr Clwyd’s success as Wales’ theatrical power house continues with the news that the critically-acclaimed production of Orpheus Descending directed by Artistic Director Tamara Harvey (Home, I’m Darling), transfers to Menier Chocolate Factory this week.

Starring Hattie Morahan, Seth Numrich and Jemima Rooper this deeply moving and beautifully directed play tells the story of Lady, who trapped in a loveless marriage and surrounded by a dying husband and intolerant people is living a boring small-town life. But when a wild-eyed charismatic drifter appears, a new life of love and passion suddenly seem possible. Everything changes as certainty, conformity and tradition are ripped apart.

Orpheus Descending can be seen at Menier Chocolate Factory from Thu 9 May to Sat 6 July. Tickets are available from the Menier Chocolate Factory Box Office on 0207 378 1713 or at www.menierchocolatefactory.com

Run: 9 May – 6 July at Menier Chocolate Factory

Hattie Morahan’s theatre credits include A Doll’s House (Young Vic/Duke of York’s; Evening Standard Award for Best Actress); The Changeling (Shakespeare’s Globe); The Real Thing (Old Vic); and Time and the Conways, The Seagull, Iphigenia at Aulis and Power (all at the National Theatre). Television credits include The Bletchley Circle, Larkrise to Candleford and Outnumbered. Films: Beauty and the Beast, Alice through the Looking Glass, Mr Holmes and The Golden Compass.

Seth Numrich’s theatre credits include playing Tristan Tzara in the Menier Chocolate Factory production of Travesties on Broadway (American Airlines Theatre), The Glass Menagerie (Edinburgh International Festival), Fathers and Sons (Donmar), Sweet Bird of Youth (Old Vic) and War Horse (Lincoln Center, NY). Television credits include: Homeland, The Good Wife and Gravity. Films: Private Romeo and Imperium.

Jemima Rooper’s theatre credits include Little Shop of Horrors (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Blithe Spirit (Gielgud Theatre and US tour), All My Sons (Apollo) and One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre/Adelphi/Music Box – Broadway). Her television credits include Atlantis, Lost in Austen, Sinchronicity, Hex and As If. Films include Kinky Boots, The Black Dahlia and The Railway Children.

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