British star Simon Callow is set to return to the West End with his successful solo show Being Shakespeare. The production will run at the Harold Pinter Theatre from February 26 through March 15. It previously had two West End runs at the Trafalgar Studios and Callow also took the production across the pond to BAM and Chicago in 2012.
In Being Shakespeare, Callow brings to life Shakespeare’s unforgettable characters as well as the real man behind the legend. The play is written by Jonathan Bate and directed by Tom Cairns.
Callow is best known for his roles in films like Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, A Room With a View and The Phantom of the Opera. His London stage credits include The Mystery of Charles Dickens, which he also performed on Broadway, as well as Dr. Marigold & Mr. Chops, Twelfth Night and Waiting for Godot.
Lighting design will be by Bruno Poet and music and sound design by Ben and Max Ringham.