WordTheatre® gives voice to great writing. Experience life's mysteries, magic, and muddle as master actors Harriet Walter and Guy Paul bring Brian Doyle's short stories to life alongside the music of Chopin, Tchaikovsky, and more performed by renowned pianist, David Lempriere-Laughton.
From The New Yorker ABOVE & BEYOND The author and essayist Brian Doyle calls his short prose poems "proems," and his work moved WordTheatre's artistic director, Cedering Fox, to organize this reading and performance. "They are surprising little gems that stay with you long after you have read them."
Performances by*: HARRIET WALTER has enjoyed numerous film and television roles and played most of Shakespeare's heroines with the RSC from Viola and Beatrice to Lady Macbeth. For the Donmar Theatre's all-female Shakespeare seasons she played Brutus in Julius Caesar and the title role in Henry IV. She won the Olivier Award for her roles in Twelfth Night and Three Sisters and the Evening Standard Award and a Tony nomination for her Elizabeth I in Mary Stuart (Donmar, West End, Broadway).
GUY PAUL has been featured in films such as Fantastical Beasts and Where to Find Them, The Fifth Estate and Hyde Park on Hudson. He can currently be seen on television as Joseph Guthrie in Black Sails. On Broadway, he has performed in everything from Twelve Angry Men to Private Lives, The King and I to Mary Stuart. Since their marriage in 2011, Paul and Walter have performed together in Boa, Death of a Salesman, and this year's film, The Sense of an Ending, adapted from Julian Barnes' novel.
DAVID LEMPRIERE-LAUGHTON is a world renowned and highly sought after solo and collaborative pianist who currently maintains a successful career across Europe, the USA and Australia. He has been a 3MBS FM Performer of the Year Award and has been one of the top ten finalists of the Cincinnati World Piano Competition, among many other accolades. Directed and Produced by Cedering Fox and Kirsty Peart.
*Appearances subject to change without notice. For more information visit www.WordTheatre.com
*Dinner & Show packages available: Includes a ticket, A glass of Crémant, a three course menu formule* meal, a glass of wine, coffee and water in Brasserie Zédel pre or post show. Your dinner reservation must be made separately by calling 020 7734 4888 and quoting 'Live At Zédel offer'.