Critically-acclaimed director Rufus Norris leads two of the nation's best-loved and most respected actors in Clifford Odets' glamorous masterpiece THE COUNTRY GIRL: an insight into the turbulent lives of a married couple whose relationship is tested to the limit when a shot at stardom exposes their deep-rooted flaws.
Martin Shaw and Jenny Seagrove are reunited in the roles played by Morgan Freeman and Frances McDormand on Broadway in 2008, and by Bing Crosby and Grace Kelly in the multi-Oscar winning 1954 film. Martin Shaw's most recent stage appearance was in the West End triumph A Man for All Seasons, 'Martin Shaw is magnificent' (Daily Express).
Best known for his starring roles in George Gently and the BAFTA award winning Judge John Deed, he will be joined by his co-star from that hugely popular series, Jenny Seagrove. Seagrove's extensive theatre credits have seen her play lead roles in almost every West End playhouse; her most recent West End performance was in Peter Hall's critically-acclaimed production of Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce, which followed her appearance in A Daughter's A Daughter, described as 'the finest performance of her career' (Daily Telegraph).
|Theatre Venue:||Apollo Theatre|
|Address:||Denman Street, London W1D 7DY|
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The Apollo Theatre is a Grade II listed West End theatre, designed by architect Lewin Sharp for owner Henry Lowenfield and is located on Shaftesbury Avenue in the City of Westminster. The fourth legitimate theatre to be constructed on the street, it opened on February 21, 1901 with an American musical comedy entitled The Belle of Bohemia, followed by with John Martin-Harvey's season, including A Cigarette Maker's Romance and The Only Way, an adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities.
The first London theatre built in the Edwardian period, the Apollo was renovated by Schaufelberg in 1932, and a private foyer and ante room was installed to the Royal Box. The sculpted work on the stone fascia is by T. Simpson, the building is of plain brick to the neighbouring streets. The theatre has a first floor central loggia. Inside there is a three galleried auditorium with elaborate plasterwork. The theatre seats 796, and the balcony on the 3rd tier is considered the steepest in London.
The Stoll Moss Group purchased the Apollo Theatre in 1975 and sold it to Andrew Lloyd-Webber's Really Useful Group and Bridgepoint Capital in 2000. Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer purchased the theatre and several others in 2005, creating Nimax Theatres, which still owns the theatre.
|Casts:||Martin Shaw (Frank Elgin), Jenny Seagrove (Georgie), Mark Letheren (Bernie Dodd), Nicholas Day, Peter Harding, Thomasin Rand, Luke Shaw|