David Edgar’s Written On The Heart transfers to the West End following a successful run at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan theatre.
Starring Oliver Ford Davies and Stephen Boxer, the drama, which is set across an 80 year divide, sees two men translate the word of God into the English tongue. For one, it means death at the stake. For the other, it could mean an archbishop’s mitre.
Ford Davies, whose extensive screen appearances include Star Wars Episodes I-III and television series Kavanagh QC, Spooks and Foyle’s War, has appeared in more than 25 productions for the RSC as well as Edgar’s 2005 play Playing With Fire.
Boxer was last seen at the RSC in The Taming Of The Shrew in 2008 but has also appeared in The Tragedy Of Thomas Hobbes, Measure For Measure and Twelfth Night for the Stratford-upon-Avon company.
Prior to Written On The Heart, a play which marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Bible, Edgar wrote Destiny, Pentecost and Nicholas Nickleby for the RSC.
His latest production is directed by the company’s Chief Associate Director Gregory Doran.