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Written by: Vicki • September 17, 2013 • Comments
Colin Morgan and Thom Rhys Harries have joined the previously announced West End revival of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo. Directed by original helmer Ian Rickson, the production will begin performances on October 26, with an official opening night on November 13. Mojo will play a limited engagement through January 25, 2014.
Morgan, who plays Skinny, is best known for playing the title role in the BBC’s long-running series, Merlin. His other TV credits include Doctor Who and Elegy for April. Morgan’s theater credits include The Tempest, Our Private Life, All About My Mother and the title role in Vernon Little God. Harries will play Silver Johnny. His theater credits include The History Boys and Torch Song Trilogy. His film credits include Ironclad: Battle for Blood and Hunky Dory.
In addition to Morgan and Harries, the cast of Mojo stars Rupert Grint as Sweets, Brendan Coyle as Mickey, Ben Whishaw as Baby and Daniel Mays as Potts.
Set in a seedy nightclub in the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll scene of the ‘50s, Mojo tells the story of a rising rock star, a jealous manager, a scheming gangster, an ambitious club owner, a kidnapping and a murder that ties it all together. The show is a dark comedy about the sleazy underworld and power games of London’s infamous music district.
Mojo opened in 1995 in the West End and went on to win the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy.
Written by: Vicki • September 9, 2013 • 1 Comment
‘Poldark’ is set to return to our screens in a brand new reboot almost four decades on from the first episode premiere of the original series.
The BBC costume drama was first aired in 1975, based on the series of books by Winston Graham. It follows the trials and tribulations of Army Officer Ross Poldark’s love life as he returns to Cornwall to find that the love of his life, Elizabeth, is set to marry his cousin. Embittered and unable to move on from his stolen love, he marries a simple servant girl named Demelza as the rest of his once idyllic life crashed around him. Filming for the new series is set to begin later this year in Cornwall, though producers are still searching for the right candidate to play the coveted lead role. So far, suggestions as to who might land the part include ‘Les Miserables’ actor Eddie Redmayne, Matt Smith of ‘Doctor Who’, ‘Kick-Ass’ star Aaron Johnson, Jonas Armstrong from ‘Robin Hood’, ‘Merlin”s Colin Morgan, Rob James Collier from ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Warm Bodies’ actor Nicholas Holt.
BBC1 controller Danny Cohen announced the reboot, which will be adapted by Debbie Horsfield, saying: ‘It has been a joy and privilege to commission programmes for BBC One. I hope audiences enjoy the range and creative ambitions of these new dramas for the channel.’
Source: Contact Music
Written by: Megan • May 10, 2013 • Comments
Tickets are now on sale for The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe, starring Merlin‘s Colin Morgan and Olivier Award-winning Roger Allam.
Morgan plays Ariel and Allam Prospero in the new production, which runs from April 23 (Shakespeare’s birthday) until August 18.
As well as Jessie Buckley as Miranda, the cast also includes Jason Baughan, Sam Cox, Pip Donaghy, Trevor Fox, James Garnon, Peter Hamilton Dyer, Joshua James, William Mannering, Sarah Sweeney and Amanda Wilkin.Director Jeremy Herrin returns to the Globe after his 2011 production of Much Ado About Nothing.
The design is by Max Jones and composition from Stephen Warbeck.
Tickets are priced from £5 to £39 and available online, via the 020 7401 9919 phone line, and in person on Mondays to Saturdays 10am to 6pm (8pm on performance days) and Sundays 10am to 5pm (7pm on performances days).
Setting The Scene events with pre-performance talks take place on Thursday April 25, Thursday May 9, Tuesday May 14 and Thursday May 23.
Talking Theatre events with post-matinee Q&A sessions are on Wednesday May 8, Wednesday May 15, Saturday May 18, Saturday June 29 and Wednesday August 7.
Study day featuring scholars and theatre artists offering historical, practical and theatrical contexts to the play is Saturday June 15, and the ChildsPlay performance is on Saturday May 18.
Written by: Vicki • March 12, 2013 • 1 Comment
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Written by: Vicki • February 20, 2013 • Comments
Merlin‘s Colin Morgan is to star in a production of The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre.
The 27-year-old actor, who won the award for ‘Male Performance’ at the National Television Awards last month, will play Ariel on stage from April 23 this year.
Other names announced for the production include Olivier award-winning actor and star of The Thick of It Roger Allam and former I’d Do Anything contestant Jessie Buckley.It was recently announced that Morgan will guest star in an episode of new BBC drama Quirke as Jimmy Minor alongside Gabriel Byrne.The series is set in the 1950s, and will star Byrne as a pathologist from Dublin.Speaking at the NTAs, Morgan revealed that the rumoured Merlin movie is unlikely to happen.
Source: Digital Spy.
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Written by: Vicki • February 8, 2013 • No Comments
Colin Morgan has praised Merlin fans for their “amazing support” following his NTAs win.
The Irish star triumphed in the category of ‘Drama Performance: Male’ at Wednesday night’s (January 23) National Television Awards.
“This award is a true testament to the amazing support of the public,” Morgan – who is currently shooting new BBC drama Quirke opposite Gabriel Byrne – said.
“It will always be a reminder for me of the love people have for the show, the great times I had, the hard work of everyone involved and how lucky I am to be doing what I’m doing.”
Morgan went on to describe his win as a “tremendous honour”.
“I want to send my huge appreciation to everyone who voted for me,” he concluded.
Despite rumours that Merlin could be revived for a new movie trilogy, Morgan said following his awards win that he does not expect a film version to be produced in the near future.
Source: Digital Spy.
Written by: Vicki • January 26, 2013 • 1 Comment
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Written by: Vicki • January 24, 2013 • Comments