David Dawson in rehearsals for The Duchess Of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Photo: Mark Douet)
David Dawson in rehearsals for The Duchess Of Malfi at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse (Photo: Mark Douet)

Andrew Scott makes London Dazzle

Published October 23, 2015

Bond and Sherlock star Andrew Scott is to return to the West End stage, starring in the UK premiere of Richard Greenberg’s play The Dazzle when it opens at new London theatre, Found111.

Scott is joined in the drama, which runs from 10 December to 30 January, by Ripper Street’s David Dawson.

The Dazzle is set in New York at the beginning of the 20th century, where brothers Langley and Homer sit in the home surrounded by 136 tons of hoarded junk. When a beautiful guest arrives, everybody’s lives are thrown into sharp focus.

The identity of the performer who will play that stunning visitor is yet to be announced.

While Scott may be best known for his screen appearances in global franchises, he is a bona fide Olivier Award-winning stage star with credits including the Royal Court’s Birdland and the National Theatre’s Aristocrats.

Dawson, who will soon be seen in new BBC drama The Last Kingdom, has a similarly impressive stage history, including the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s The Duchess Of Malfi and Donmar Warehouse’s Luise Miller.

Staged as a co-production between the Michael Grandage Company, which is behind current hit Photograph 51, and Emily Dobbs Productions, which recently staged The Father at the Trafalgar Studios, The Dazzle will be directed by Simon Evans. 

New theatre Found111 is at the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art. The fledgling venue is currently playing host to the Tooting Art Club’s production of Barbarians. 

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