Rupert Everett in The Judas Kiss at the Duke of York's Theatre
The Hampstead Theatre Production Set to Transfer to the West End in January with Everett Appearing Alongside Freddie Fox and Others
The production of David Hare’s “The Judas Kiss” that opened its doors at the Hampstead Theatre last month is set to get a West End transfer in 2013 as it is revealed that Rupert Everett, Freddie Fox and director Neil Armfield will bring the show to the Duke of York’s Theatre. The production also stars Cal Macaninch, Kirsty Oswald, Ben Hardy, Alister Cameron and Tom Colley, all of whom appear in the Hampstead version.
In “The Judas Kiss” the focus is on Oscar Wilde and, in particular, some significant moments in his later years and their potential consequences. As a result the relationship between him and Lord Alfred Douglas comes under light, with the night before his Cadogan Hotel arrest scrutinised alongside a night in Naples following his release from prison.
Everett portrays Wilde onstage, whilst Freddie Fox takes on the part of Lord Alfred Douglas and Cal Macaninch plays Robert Ross. Meanwhile, the script is from the pen of David Hare, who put it together in the 1990s.
Rupert Everett is a well known actor whose career has included stage and screen work, making him well known both to London theatre audiences and those outside of the capital that have seen him on the big screen. His most recent stage credit, in addition to “The Judas Kiss” was “Pygmalion” at the Garrick Theatre in 2011, which also appeared at the Chichester Festival Theatre, whilst other roles include an Italian-language version of “Private Lives” that appeared in Italy. For the screen audiences will recognise him from the likes of “My Best Friend’s Wedding” and “The Next Best Thing”, among others.
Meanwhile, Freddie Fox is also well known from the screen, having recently appeared in a new big screen version of “The Three Musketeers” and appeared in the television version of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood”. His career has included both stage and screen work.
The Duke of York’s Theatre is currently home to “Jumpy”, which remains at the venue until November. After that, “Constellations” is set to run until January. Then “The Judas Kiss” is set to appear from Thursday 17th January 2013 (previews from Wednesday 9th January 2013) to Saturday 6th April 2013.