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James Earl Jones in New Season at the Old Vic Theatre

Thursday, 6th Dec 2012

Kim Cattrall and Vanessa Redgrave Will Also Appear in the Old Vic 2013 Season

James Earl Jones is set to make a return to the London theatre scene in 2013 as the Old Vic Theatre announces its new season. Next year the American thespian will be appearing in “Much Ado About Nothing” alongside Vanessa Redgrave and this will be the latest occasion that the two have worked together following “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Wyndham’s Theatre. The season will also include a production of “The Winslow Boy” and “Sweet Bird of Youth”.

“The Winslow Boy”, which opens the season from March to May 2013, is the famous play by Terence Rattigan, which premiered in London back in the 1940s and is based upon a true story from a previous century. It focuses on a father as he attempts to clear the name of his son, who has been accused of stealing. The show will be directed by Lindsay Posner.

It is followed by Kim Cattrall in “Sweet Bird of Youth” from June to August 2013. The focus is on a Hollywood actress who has faded from fame and attempts a comeback with a brand new movie. But when that fails she is racked with despair and eventually seeks refuge with a new identity – The Princess Kosmonopolis. Those with theatre tickets will see a production that is set to be directed by Marianne Elliot.

Finally, James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave will have their chance to make an impression when “Much Ado About Nothing” runs at the Old Vic Theatre from September 2013 to November 2013. The Shakespearean classic will be directed by London favourite Mark Rylance and follows two young lovers whose romance could ruined by a jealous prince. Meanwhile, another couple face the prospect of marriage that they do not want.

James Earl Jones is best known for providing the voice of Darth Vader in the “Star Wars” movies and King Mufasa in “The Lion King”. He has also appeared in movies like “Field of Dreams” and in stage productions like “Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” at the Novello Theatre, in addition to a range of shows on Broadway.

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