The West End welcomes Zach Braff to the stage in 2012 as his new play “All New People” enjoys a run at the Duke of York’s Theatre from February to April. It will mean that London theatre audiences will be able to see a recognisable face in the capital when they witness the production as he is part of a long line of names from the screen appearing in a stand-out show in the West End. It also allows audiences to see a show that has already been seen in New York under the direction of Peter DuBois, who returns to the director’s chair for the show’s appearances in the United Kingdom (it also appears in Glasgow and Manchester).
In “All New People” we follow the character of Charlie (Braff, who also penned the script), who is a man that has found himself at rock bottom. At first it is clear that he wants to be left alone, which is why he is hiding away at his friend’s luxury apartment on Long Beach Island on his 35th birthday. But as time goes on it becomes obvious that his peaceful hideaway is not going to last for long as his attempts for a quiet day are sorely interrupted by various colourful characters, from a fireman agent to a British estate.
Zach Braff is best known for his television roles, though he does have a background in theatre and returned to this arena in New York with appearances in “Twelfth Night” for Shakespeare in the Park and “Trust” at the Second Stage Theatre. Those with theatre tickets will be more familiar, however, with his long-running role as Dr John ‘JD’ Dorian in the television series “Scrubs” in addition to roles in movies like “Garden State” (which he also wrote and directed), “The Ex”, “The Last Kiss” and the animated “Chicken Little”.
“All New People” lands on the stage of the Duke of York’s Theatre following the closure of Beatles musical “Backbeat”, continues until mid-February. Those wishing to witness Zach Braff in London will then be able to witness “All New People” from Wednesday 22nd February 2012 to Saturday 28th April 2012 following its appearances in Glasgow and Manchester.
|Booking From:||Wednesday, 22nd February 2012|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 28th April 2012|
|Matinees:||Wednesday and Saturday 2.30pm|
|Evenings:||Monday to Saturday 7.30pm|
|Running Time:||1 hour 30 minutes|