Saturday, October 14, 2006

Frost/Nixon at the Gielgud Theatre

Great news! Peter Morgan's Frost/Nixon is transferring to Shaftesbury Avenue's Gielgud Theatre.
It will open on November 9th and close on February 3rd before crossing the Pond and settling on Broadway.
Definitely a wonderful treat for Christmas but one can't help wondering if it can ever be as good, as rivetting, sharp, witty, haunting, magnificent as in the small and intimate Donmar's amphitheatre...

About the Play -
Frost/Nixon, which is the first stage play by the author of TV serial The Deal and the new film The Queen, is a dramatisation of the real-life events leading up to British talk show host David Frost’s televised interviews with the disgraced American President Richard Nixon in 1977, in which Frost tried to elicit an admission of guilt and an apology from Nixon over his part in the 1972 Watergate scandal. Frost’s battle of wits with Nixon became the most watched news interview in television history.

Frost is played by Michael Sheen, who has twice depicted Tony Blair in Morgan’s The Deal and The Queen, and picked up a 2004 Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Caligula, also at the Donmar. American actor and Broadway regular Frank Langella plays Nixon.

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