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TOM CONTI to star in TWELVE ANGRY MEN UK Tour

Tom Conti
Tom Conti

Following huge critical acclaim and sold-out performances, Bill Kenwright’s production of TWELVE ANGRY MEN extended its run at the Garrick Theatre three times. TOM CONTI starred as Juror number 8, the role made famous by Henry Fonda in the 1957 film. Conti is reprising this role for a UK run beginning on 27th January 2015 at the Theatre Royal Windsor and initially through to 2nd May 2015 at the Richmond Theatre.

Tom Conti is one of the most respected and celebrated actors of his generation. Memorable as the leading man in hit films such as Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence and Shirley Valentine, he has also appeared as countless different characters on both the big and small screens as well as on stage. Recent films include The Dark Knight Rises and Street Dance. Awards include an Olivier Award and a Tony Award for his stage performance in Whose Life is it Anyway? and a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his role in Reuben Reuben. He and Dame Judi Dench were recently jointly voted the Most Popular Actors in the West End in the last 25 years.

Proclaimed as one of the great ‘must-see’ movies of all time, Reginald Rose’s TWELVE ANGRY MEN originated as a television play and has been successfully adapted for film, radio and stage. The 1957 Academy Award nominated film version starred and was produced by Henry Fonda. This production is directed by Christopher Haydon and designed by Michael Pavelka.

TWELVE ANGRY MEN follows twelve jurors who have murder on their minds and a life in their hands as they decide the fate of a young delinquent accused of killing his father. But what appears to be an open and shut case soon becomes a dilemma for the twelve, as their prejudices and preconceived ideas about the accused, the trial and each other turn the tables every which way, until the nail-biting climax…

TOUR DATES 2015 (More dates to be announced)
Theatre Royal, Windsor – 26 Jan-7 Feb
The Belgrade Theatre, Coventry – 9-14 Feb
New Theatre, Cardiff – 17-21 Feb
Kings Theatre, Edinburgh – 23-28 Feb
Everyman Theatre, Cheltenham – 2-7 March
Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford – 9-14 March
Bord Gais Theatre, Dublin – 16-21 March
The Lowry, Salford – 23-28 March
Theatre Royal, Bath – 30 Mar-4 April
Grand Theatre, Leeds – 6-11 April
Grand Opera Theatre, York – 13-18 April
Venue Cymru, Llandudno – 20-25 April
Richmond Theatre, Richmond – 27 April – 2 May

http://www.kenwright.com/

Monday 24th November 2014

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