Daniel Radcliffe Returns to London Stage

Well, here’s the news that we have all been waiting for for five years.

Five?

Baz Bamigboye is reporting in today’s Daily Mail that Dan is to star in one of the plays of Michael Grandage’s fabulous new season at the Noel Coward Theatre, starting this December and each running for just twelve weeks.

We’ll focus on the fourth play in the season, so we’re talking June 2013 (by which time he will have been missing from the West End stage for over six years), but we can pace ourselves through Simon Russell Beale, Sheridan Smith, David Walliams’ Bottom, Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw and finish up with Jude Law’s Henry V.

And count our blessings, if not our bank balance, although tickets will start from just £10.

Dan’s play will be a production of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple Of Inishmaan, with Dan in the title role of “Cripple” Billy Claven, a young man who is keen to escape from his home when he hears that a film company is making a documentary nearby.

‘It’s got pathos, heartbreak — and it’s very funny,’ Dan told the Mail, ‘a young boy desperate to be in film . . . I can relate to that. I’ve been desperate to find something to come back to London with.’

And his new director says, ‘He has a real hunger not to take the easy option. He’s keen to push himself in a different direction with everything he does.’

YouTubey trailer here.

 

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Tickets are available here.

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