Alex is on a family holiday in France with his wife and daughter to visit his father. As often happens on these kinds of trips, Alex and his father argue. Atheism and faith is a divisive topic at the best of times, but amongst family it can have devastating consequences, especially when considered alongside the endless depths of the sea.
Multi-award-winning, Dublin-born actor Andrew Scott reprises his part in a role written specially for him. Best-known for playing Moriarty in the BBC’s Sherlock, Scott also has extensive theatre and film credits, including Birdland, The Dazzle, Dublin Carol, Longitude and Band of Brothers.
Sea Wall is written by playwright Simon Stephens, whose credits include Punk Rock, the National Theatre’s smash-hit production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and the recently performed Heisenberg: The Uncertainty Principle. He is as associate of the Royal Court and Lyric Hammersmith, and his plays are produced around the world. George Perrin, the joint Artistic Director of Paines Plough, directs the production.
A striking one-man play with themes of family, beliefs, fears and the ever-increasing weight of everyday life, the critically-acclaimed production returns to the Old Vic as part of the bicentenary celebrations. Sea Wall plays at the London venue from 18 June to 30 June 2018.
Recommended forBritish theatre and new writing fans, as well as those who want the chance to see Andrew Scott on stage, won’t want to pass over this extremely limited run.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 14+