Morgan and Harries in Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre
Colin Morgan and Tom Rhys Harries Added to the Cast of Jez Butterworth’s Mojo, Also Starring Rupert Grint
Back in July it was revealed that Rupert Grint, who played Ron Weasley in the Harry Potter series of movies, would be among the cast members appearing in Jez Butterworth’s Mojo at the Harold Pinter Theatre. Now more names have been added to the list – Colin Morgan as Skinny and Tom Rhys Harries as Silver Johnny – and they will join a cast that also includes Ben Whishaw (Skyfall), Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey) and Daniel Mays (Welcome To The Punch), familiar names to those that will be picking up theatre tickets.
Mojo takes audiences back to the Soho district of London in the 1950s and it is here that the underbelly of the area sets the backdrop to a story about rock ‘n’ roll and power. We meet characters like Silver Johnny (Harries) and Sweets (Grint), the former a rising rock star and the latter an associate of the gangster Ezra, plus another gangster in the form of Sam Ross. It is the latter that has taken an interest in Johnny and the manager of the Atlantic Club – who could make him a star – refuses to let him play as a way to protect him.
Colin Morgan is a well known actor whose work has included both stage and television shows. For the theatre his credits have included The Tempest at Shakespeare’s Globe, Our Private Life at the Royal Court Theatre and various shows for The Young Vic including Vernon God Little. Audiences may also recognise him from his stint in the TV series Merlin, alongside appearances in shows such as Doctor Who and The Catherine Tate Show.
Tom Rhys Harries, meanwhile, has appeared on the stage in the likes of The History Boys at the Sheffield Crucible and Torch Song Trilogy at the Menier Chocolate Factory, in addition to screen work such as Hunky Dory, Parade’s End and the upcoming Ironclad: Battle For Blood.
Mojo follows Chimerica at the Harold Pinter Theatre, which was also the home of Merrily We Roll Along earlier in the year, with a run beginning on Tuesday 12th November 2013 (with previews from Saturday 26th October 2013).