Monday, 21 September 2009

Corin Redgrave at the Octagon Theatre

One of the nation’s most experienced stage and screen stars is coming to Bolton as Corin Redgrave makes his Octagon Theatre debut on 23 September in the Studio.

Corin Redgrave is the son of Michael Redgrave, brother of Vanessa and Lyn and father of Jemma. He has appeared in a host of successful films in a long and varied career. These include starring alongside Orson Welles and John Hurt in A Man for All Seasons, playing Bertie Smith in the film adaptation of Oh! What a Lovely War, and appearing in the Richard Curtis-penned comedies Four Weddings and a Funeral and The Girl in the Café. He is also a Tony and Oliver Award-winning stage actor and he has performed for the National Theatre and the RSC, in a theatre career spanning over forty years.

De Profundis brings to life one of the most moving love letters ever written in a compelling one-man show. It was written by Oscar Wilde during his time in prison to his lover Lord Alfred Douglas (Bosie). The letter has been adapted and edited for performance by Oscar Wilde’s grandson, Merlin Holland, and was first performed by Corin at the National Theatre in 2000.

De Profundis is presented as part of the Octagon Theatre’s BoltON season of events, aimed at bringing audiences a more diverse theatregoing experience. There are only two performances of the show, on 23 and 24 September at 7.30pm, and tickets are £12 (£10 concessions). You can book tickets online here or call the Octagon Ticket Office on 01204 520661.
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