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London News West End Debut of Harry Clarke, Starring Billy Crudup, Begins March 9

Leigh Silverman again directs David Cale's solo play.

Billy Crudup Heather Gershonowitz

David Cale’s Harry Clarke, starring Emmy winner Billy Crudup, makes its West End debut beginning March 9 at the Ambassadors Theatre. Opening night is scheduled for March 13.

Leigh Silverman again directs the solo show, which recently broke records at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre, where it played a limited engagement November 15-December 23, 2023.

Crudup first starred in the solo play for Off-Broadway's The Vineyard Theatre in November 2017.

The play casts Crudup as a shy, Midwestern man masquerading as a highbrow Londoner who has recently moved to New York City. As he charms his way into a wealthy family’s life, his increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to unravel his persona.

Crudup said in an earlier statement, “I love London and I have loved seeing theatre in London for decades. West End theatregoers are some of the most discerning, intelligent, and hungry audiences in the world. I'm grateful to be given the opportunity to share the work Leigh, David, myself and all our producers have created on the London stage.”

READ: Billy Crudup Straps Back in for More Harry Clarke

Crudup earned a Tony Award in 2007 for his performance in The Coast of Utopia. He received previous nominations for the 2002 revival of The Elephant Man, The Pillowman, and in the 2011 production of Arcadia. He has since appeared on Broadway in the repertory productions of Waiting for Godot and No Man’s Land.

The creative team includes scenic designer Alexander Dodge, costume designer Kaye Voyce, lighting designer Alan C. Edwards, sound designer Bart Fasbender, vocal coach Deborah Lapidus, and dialect coaches Deborah Hecht and Jessica Berman with original songs by Cale.

For tickets to the London production, currently scheduled through May 11, click here.

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