Theatre Preview: Six Degrees, The Caretaker & The Forecast

Old Vic Theatre
103 The Cut
London, SE1 8NB

Box Office: 0844 871 7628

John Guare's classic adrenalin-fuelled and Olivier Award-winning play, Six Degrees of Separation – a sharp, vivacious take on two worlds colliding. The play is inspired by the real-life story of a flamboyant con artist who managed to convince wealthy residents of Manhattan's Upper East Side that he was the son of Sidney Poitier.

This new Old Vic production is directed by David Grindley and stars seasoned pros Anthony Head (Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Merlin) and Lesley Manville (His Dark

Materials and Old Vic's All About My Mother). It also stars recent RADA graduate, Obi Abili, who has previously worked at the National and Young Vic. This new production
will be the first major London revival of the play in almost 18 years.

Opens Tuesday 19th January and runs until 3rd April 2010


Trafalgar Studios
An Ambassador Theatre Group Theatre
Whitehall, London

The Caretaker – first performed in 1960 – was Harold Pinter's first big hit. Fifty years on, it remains as mysterious and compelling as ever.

In this new production, Hollywood star and two-time Tony Award winner Jonathan Pryce joins the pantheon of great actors from Donald Pleasance to Michael Gambon who have played the part of the mysterious drifter, Davies.

Offered shelter in a dilapidated London flat by two strangers who later turn out to be brothers, Davies becomes embroiled in power games both terrifying and comic.

When this production opened at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre in October 2009 it was acclaimed as one of the finest ever productions of the play ever. Now it transfers to the West End for fourteen weeks only.

Opens Monday 18 January 2010 and runs until Saturday 17 April 2010

theforecastTHE FORECAST
Greenwich Playhouse
Greenwich Station Forecourt, 189 Greenwich High Road
London, SE10 8JA

Box Office: 0208 858 9256

How do you feel about climate change? The Forecast, a new play presented by Marvin and the Cats, hilariously explores society's different responses to the gradual warming of the planet, a bitter-sweet tale of survival on a globe running out of steam. Marvin and The Cats is an international and dynamic group formed of graduates from the eminent theatre school L'Ecole de Jacques Lecoq in Paris.

The group presents a unique form of political theatre, using a contemporary style drawing from the European clown tradition, Commedia dell'Arte and mime.

Jay Miller, Director of the company said: “We don't want to preach about the rights and wrongs of people's response and attitudes towards climate change, instead we want to approach the phenomenon from a variety of angles: environmental, economical, ethical, and political. Our play is an entertaining journey through complex issues that will hopefully generate public debate and drive a social movement for change.”

Runs from Monday 18 January until 7 February 2010

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