Productions images have been released for Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938, written, directed by and starring Vanessa Redgrave. Theatre Royal Bath presents the Rose Theatre Kingston production which will runs at Bath’s Ustinov Studio until Saturday 3 August . The production also stars Robert Boulter, Lucy Doyle and Paul Hilton.
Vanessa Redgrave has created an evening of personal reminiscence and poetry inspired by the close friendship of her father Michael Redgrave and the celebrated poet Stephen Spender. Using their notebooks, journals and memoirs, she examines the hopes and fears of a generation confronting the rise of fascism in Europe.
Vanessa Redgrave is regarded as one of the greatest actors of her generation. She has won a plethora of awards including an Olivier Award for The Aspern Papers and a Tony Award for Long Day’s Journey into Night. She also received Tony nominations for The Year of Magical Thinking and Driving Miss Daisy. She is a is a six-time Oscar nominee, winning for Julia. Her narration of Call the Midwife has brought her voice to millions. She recently appeared in The Inheritance in the West End for which she was nominated for a 2019 Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Robert Boulter most recently appeared in the multi-Olivier Award winning The Inheritance (Young Vic, Noël Coward) and previously in Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (RSC), The Odyssey, Karamazoo (National Theatre) and How to Curse (Bush). Screen credits include Star Wars Episode IX, Star Wars Episode VII and TV series’ Evidence and Father Brown.
Lucy Doyle recently graduated from RADA where she appeared in productions including Mrs Klein, 3 Winters, Love and Information, Women Beware Women and The Tempest. For radio, her credits include BBC dramas The Cherry Orchard, An Ideal Husband, The Remco, Life Lines and Suspicious Minds.
Paul Hilton has also recently performed in the four-times Olivier Award winning The Inheritance (Young Vic, Noël Coward) with other stage credits including Anatomy of a Suicide (Royal Court), Mosquitoes (National Theatre), The Cherry Orchard (Young Vic), A Mad World My Masters (Shakespeare’s Globe) and All New People (Duke of York’s). Television credits include The Crown, A Very English Scandal and Silent Witness.
Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938 is the third production in Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season 2019 from Artistic Director Jonathan Church, following Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Blithe Spirit. The programme of eight plays will also include Uncle Vanya directed by and starring Rupert Everett (18 July – 3 August), The Argument starring Felicity Kendall (7 – 24 August), and visiting productions Trying It On (3 – 7 September) The Life I Lead (27 August – 31 August) and The Man in the White Suit (6–21 September) immediately prior to a West End transfer.
Tickets for all productions are on sale at http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk
Photo credit: Nobby Clark