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Cool Hand Luke

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About the Show Less...

Marc Warren stars as the convict and rebel, whose unquenchable spirit and refusal to be broken by the system becomes part of his fellow convicts' mythology of survival. Read More >

Cool Hand Luke is the hard-hitting story of a World War II veteran turned convict and rebel, whose unquenchable spirit and refusal to be broken by the system becomes part of his fellow convicts’ mythology of survival.

From extreme acts of gluttony and gambling – which include betting his fellow inmates that he can eat 50 eggs – to harrowing escape attempts, Cool Hand Luke’s acts of defiance turn him into a symbol of hope against a cruel regime aimed to break a man’s body and spirit.

This production of Cool Hand Luke features Marc Warren in the title role. Warren is best known for his roles in TV series Hustle, Mad Dogs and Mutual Friends, but was last seen in the West End playing Ray Say in The Rise And Fall Of Little Voice.

Cool Hand Luke is based on the novel by Donn Pearce, which was filmed in 1967 with Paul Newman in the title role.

For more about Cool Hand Luke at the Aldwych theatre read the First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 23/09/2011

Opening Night: 3/10/2011

Closing Night: 19/11/2011

Running time: 2h15

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Cast & Creative


Marc Warren, Lee Boardman, Lisa Eichhorn, Rob Falconer, Joshua McCord, Nathan Osgood, Tom Silburn, David Sturzacker, Richard Brake, Kenneth Jay, Sandra Marvin, Tania Mathurin, Bret Jones, Michael Cuckson, Julie Rogers


Director - Andrew Loudon

Producer - Novel Theatre

Designer - Edward Lipscomb

Lighting Designer - Matthew Eagland

Sound - John Leonard

Author - Donn Pearce

About Aldwych Theatre

49 Aldwych, London WC2B 4DF

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