Enjoy Celebrity Radio’s Shane Richie to star in The Entertainer UK TOUR Dates…
Shane Richie will play ‘Archie Rice’ in a brand-new production of John Osborne’s The Entertainer – chosen as one of the greatest plays of the 20th century by Michael Billington.
Directed by Sean O’Connor, this innovative adaptation will open at Curve on 27 August 2019 and then tour the UK until November. For the first time since its premiere in 1957, this classic play will be given a vibrant new setting. 1982: Archie Rice is a washed-up entertainer playing a summer season.
As his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands, his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war, and Archie’s professional and personal lives collide with devastating consequences.
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Shane Richie is to play Archie Rice in a new touring production of The Entertainer, it has been announced.
The show will be directed by Sean O’Connor, opening at Curve in Leicester 27 August, and will tour until November.
This production of Osborne’s seminal 1957 play is given a new setting in 1982 where washed up stage entertainer Rice completes a summer season and his soldier son sails with the Task Force to liberate the Falklands while his daughter Jean returns from campaigning against the war.
Richie said, “Following in the black patent shoes of Olivier, Gambon, Lindsay and Branagh, it’s an incredible honour to be asked to play one of literatures greatest fictional characters, Archie Rice. In the words of the great man himself ‘you’re a long time dead, let’s just whoop it up!'”
The actor’s credits include Grease and One Flew over The Cuckoo’s Nest and he is currently starring in Everybody’s Talking About Jamie in the West End. His TV credits include Oliver Twist (BBC), New Tricks (BBC), We’re Doomed: The Dad’s Army Story (BBC) and What We Did on Our Holidays (ITV).
The show also tours to towns including Malvern, Plymouth, Woking, Wolverhampton, Bromley and Cheltenham.
Preview by Alex Belfield at Celebrity Radio 19th Feb 2019.