Matthew Warchus directs Eileen Atkins (The Crown; The Height of the Storm, West End/Broadway) and Timothée Chalamet (Lady Bird; Call Me By Your Name) this spring in Amy Herzog's Pulitzer Prize nominated 4000 Miles.
Post by juicy_but_terribly_drab on Nov 20, 2019 11:31:41 GMT
What do we reckon the risks of this selling out very quick are? It's not on for long and Chalamet is likely to be a decent draw. This'll be on for my mum's birthday and she is a big fan of his, as am I, so I definitely want to go and I'm just wondering how on top of things I'll have to be.
I saw this at the old Print Room Theatre in Notting Hill in 2013 (it transferred from the Ustinov in Bath) - with Sara Kestelman in the role which is now going to be played by Eileen Atkins. I rather enjoyed it even if the ending, rather like Herzog's Belleville, didn't quite work for me - and it has two meaty central characters which will be a good fit for the Old Vic actors. I recall it feeling a rather intimate play so will be interested to see how it plays in a much larger house - though I had similar concerns about Lungs which turned out to be unfounded.
Interesting that it's announced now - I've just heard a piece on the radio about people increasingly going in for live 'experiences' (gigs, festivals, theatre) rather than spending money on material stuff, and they had someone on saying their kids had asked for gig tickets for concerts next year rather than physical gifts for Christmas. The Old Vic is kind of like a stadium gig, so maybe this will be the theatre equivalent of trying to get a Teletubby doll/Buzz Lightyear for your teenager at Xmas?