Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle
THE FIRST production of Kevin Spacey's Old Vic Theatre Company,
is to be Cloaca, from Dutch author, Maria Goos.
Although already a huge hit in her native Holland, Cloaca
will receive its British premiere at the Old Vic on September
28, 2004, with previews from September 16.
For Pieter, bored with his job in the civil service, his paintings
are a source of comfort. Until, that is, the prospect of losing
them is threatened by a single phone call.
In desperation, he turns to old friends
for help - to Joep, who puts his political career before his marriage;
to Tom, his career as a lawyer in tatters after a downward spiral
into drug abuse, self harm and a nervous breakdown; and finally,
to Maarten, an unconventional theatre director whose career, likewise,
has seen better days.
The cast will include Neil Pearson, who is perhaps, best known
for his TV roles in Drop the Dead Donkey and Between
He is, though, no stranger to theatre, having appeared in Tom
Stoppard's The Real Thing and Closer. And his
films include Bridget
Jones Diary and Fever Pitch.
Joining Pearson, will be Hugh Bonneville with Daniel Deronda,
The Cazalets and Stage Beauty in which he played
Samuel Pepys, among his TV credits.
Stephen Tompkinson who also appeared in Drop the Dead Donkey
as well as the extremely popular, Ballykissangel, will