Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sir Peter Hall, Sir Derek Jacobi, Simon Callow

Sir Peter Hall, Sir Derek Jacobi, Simon Callow - a triumvirate of the greatest names in the world of British theatre as well  as one of the country's brightest young actors, Rory Kinnear...

Culturissima just learned that January 2011 will be a very special month for classical theatre in London, as three of Shakespeare's greatest plays, produced by two of the county’s leading theatre companies, take to the stage at the Donmar Theatre and National Theatre.

Culturissima has been commissioned to write the advance advertising "blurb" for a long weekend in London that will celebrate the achievements of London's Shakespearean traditions.  Michael Grandage will direct King Lear at the Donmar with Sir Derek Jacobi playing the title role; Twelfth Night will be directed at the National by Sir Peter Hall, with his daughter Rebecca as Viola and Simon Callow as Sir Toby Belch; and Hamlet at the Olivier will be directed by Nicholas Hytner and will see Clare Higgins as Gertrude, Patrick Malahide as Claudius, and David Calder as Polonius.

American readers might be interested by this post in the New York Times.

We'll post links to the plays as soon as details are made available to the general public.


  1. Sounds very tempting - and imagine Simon Callow as Sir Toby! Excellent!

  2. Whose is running this tour - what tour company as we'd love to go on it?!

  3. Uh, sorry, typo - Who is... etc.?