Following their final performance at London's Albery Theatre (now extended through Dec. 12, 1998), Jonathan Kent's Almeida production of two Racine classics, Phedre by poet laureate Ted Hughes and Britannicus by Robert David MacDonald, will travel across the pond to the Brooklyn Academy of Music, January 5-17, 1999.
The acting company for both plays will include Dame Diana Rigg, Julian Glover, David Bradley, Holly de Jong, Avril Elgar, Barbara Jefford and Toby Stephens.
Rigg's most recent stage credits include Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Medea, both for the Almeida. Other theatre work includes numerous Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, Chichester and West End productions. Rigg is perhaps best known for her various film and television roles in programs such as "The Avengers" and "Mother Love" and films including A Little Night Music and A Good Man in Africa.
Both Racine plays will be directed by the Almeida's joint artistic director Jonathan Kent. His many productions for the Almeida include Naked with Juliette Binoche, Medea, The School for Wives, Ivanov and The Government Inspector.