Producers have announced that acclaimed Broadway actor Seth Numrich will be joining Kim Cattrall in Tennessee Williams’ Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic. Directed by Marianne Elliott the play will open at The Old Vic on 12 June (with previews from 1 June)
Numrich most recently starred in the celebrated Broadway production of Golden Boy and the original Broadway cast of War Horse, directed by Marianne Elliott and TomMorris. Also joining them are Owen Roe and Brid Brennan. Further cast includes Charles Aitken, Michael Begley, Daniel Betts, Ruari Cannon, Emily De Cosimo, Louise Dylan, Kurt Kansley, Sean McConaghy, Katie Meekison, Bryonie Pritchard, Lucy Robinson, Violet Ryder, Ryan Saunders, Alistair Scott, Anthony Taylor, Joe Townley, John Trindle and David Webber.
Fading Hollywood legend Alexandra Del Lago (Kim Cattrall) flees the disastrous premiere of her comeback film. Travelling incognito, she seeks refuge in drink and drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne (Seth Numrich), an idealistic young dreamer turned gigolo, hellbent on achieving his own movie stardom. A trip to Chance’s hometown in a bid to win back his childhood sweetheart sees their relationship of convenience unravel in Williams’s vivid and haunting portrait of the destruction of dreams.
Numrich recently received critical acclaim on Broadway for his rôle in Golden Boy directed by Bartlett Sher and as Albert Narracott in the Lincoln Center Theater’s heralded production of War Horse directed by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris. He became the youngest person ever accepted to The Juilliard School’s theatre department at the age of 16 and made his Broadway debut in 2010 opposite Al Pacino in The Merchant of Venice. Sweet Bird of Youth at The Old Vic marks Numrich’s London stage debut.