Red

Wyndham's Theatre

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Synopsis

Michael Grandage remains one of the most renowned directors working in the capital and this is reflected with his return to the West End with two shows in 2018, one of which is Red at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

So whilst he also directs Martin McDonagh’s The Lieutenant Of Inishmore at the Noel Coward Theatre from June, May sees him reteam with actor Alfred Molina to restage the production of Red he previously directed at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009.

Written by John Logan, Red is a fictional look at a real commission undertaken by artist Mark Rothka in the 1950s, with Molina portraying the late artist and Alfred Enoch playing his fictional assistant Ken.

Rothka’s 1950s commission was a set of murals for New York’s Four Seasons restaurant, a project he ultimately abandoned as he felt the restaurant was ill-suited to his work. Red sees him working on the project alongside Ken, who tends to his needs whilst also challenging Rothka on his decision to embark upon the project. During the course of the play Rothka is confronted on his views on art and his choice to pursue commercial work.

Mark Rothka was considered as part of the abstract expressionist movement and had most of his success in the mid-20th century. His legacy has been cemented by plays such as this, meaning he is remembered in 2018, 48 years after his death in 1970.

Alfred Molina previously played him back in 2009 under Grandage’s direction and returns in 2018, ensuring a sizable audience at the Wyndham’s Theatre, eager to witness the screen and stage star in the West End. Molina is best known for film roles in the likes of Spider-Man 2, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and The Da Vinci Code, amongst others, though he has also previously appeared on a London stage in shows like Speed-The-Plow at the National Theatre.

Red can be seen at the Wyndham’s Theatre in 2018.

Booking From: Friday, 20th July 2018

Booking Until: Saturday, 28th July 2018

Venue Information

Wyndham's Theatre
32-36 Charing Cross Road
London
London
WC2H 0DA

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