Tuesday, 27 October 2009

Corin Redgrave returns to the Octagon Theatre

Further to his successful and much admired performance of Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis, I am delighted to tell you that one of the nation’s most experienced stage and screen stars returns to Bolton. Corin Redgrave will be performing, for one night only, in Trumbo in which he plays the legendary Hollywood screenwriter Dalton Trumbo.

Despite his prolific output of scripts, from the 1930s to the 1970s, including Exodus, and the Oscar-winning Roman Holiday and Spartacus, Trumbo’s identity as writer was concealed as a consequence of being blacklisted for his political allegiances. When he stood up to the House Un-American Activities in 1947, he was imprisoned.

"He doesn't bang on about his political convictions at all," Redgrave explains. "He was a very witty, complex man. For me, one of the saddest things was that he was intensely American in attitude. He thought his country was the land of freedom, where you could say what you wanted to say. So, for him, to be judged un-American was one of the greatest insults."

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. 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. He is joined on stage by Nick Waring [above], son of actors Derek Waring and Dorothy Tutin.

Trumbo plays on Friday 6 November and tickets are £12 (£10 concessions). If you are a Season Ticket holder you will receive a 10% discount on this event. More information can be foundby clicking here where you can also book online or by calling our Ticket Office on 01204 520661.
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