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The Collector - rehearsal images released of Daniel Portman and Lily Loveless

Daniel Portman

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

IMAGES have been released of Daniel Portman and Lily Loveless rehearsing for The Collector. To view them, click here.

Previously Posted: A brand new production of John Fowles’ classic story of obsession, The Collector, runs at The Vaults Theatre from August 4 (previews from August 2) to August 28, 2016.

Directed by Joe Hufton (Associate Director, Alice’s Adventures Underground; director, Secret Cinema’s Dead Poets Society, Scarlett at Southwark Playhouse and Portia at Theatre503), The Collector stars Daniel Portman (Podrick Payne in Game of Thrones) and Lily Loveless (Naomi in Skins).

It was so easy really. There was a quick struggle but I got her in the van… That first touch – she was so light, so much smaller than I’d thought.

Frederick Clegg loves Miranda Grey. Miranda Grey loves Frederick Clegg – she just doesn’t know it yet. The Collector tells the story of a lonely young man who collects butterflies and his obsession with a beautiful art student. When he comes into a large amount of money he leaves his job, buys a remote farmhouse and prepares the basement for a very special houseguest.

The Collector is an enthralling psychological thriller which brings to life one of British literature’s most notoriously terrifying characters.

Lily Loveless

John Fowles is a giant of British literature and was named as one of the 50 greatest post war British writers by The Times. His works, including The Magus, The French Lieutenant’s Woman and The Collector have been translated into multiple languages and several of his works have been adapted for cinema.

The Collector was made into a film starring Terrence Stamp and Samantha Eggar in 1965. It was nominated for three Oscars and Samantha Eggar won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama).

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