Red Velvet (2012)
Thu 11 Oct 2012 – Sat 24 Nov 2012
By Lolita Chakrabarti
“It’s like being at a crossroads – a point of absolute, unequivocal change.
It makes the blood rush.”
Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, 1833. Edmund Kean, the greatest actor of his generation, has collapsed on stage whilst playing Othello. A young black American actor has been asked to take over the role. But as the public riot in the streets over the abolition of slavery, how will the cast, critics and audience react to the revolution taking place in the theatre?
Imagined experiences based on the true story of Ira Aldridge.
Cast includes Adrian Lester, Ferdinand Kingsley, Rachel Finnegan, Simon Chandler, Natasha Gordon, Ryan Kiggell, Charlotte Lucas and Eugene O’Hare.
Creatives include Tom Piper (Designer), Oliver Fenwick (Lighting Designer), Paul Ardatti (Sound Designer) and Paul Englishby (Composer).
‘A layered and revealing play, superbly acted’ The Independent on Sunday
‘What an incisive, fervent beginning…Rubasingham’s production glows’
Click here to view the preview trailer