Matt Smith, best known for being the eleventh actor to play the title role in the BBC's long-running series Doctor Who, is to return to the Royal Court, where he appeared onstage earlier in his career, to star in Anthony Neilson's previously announced new devised play Unreachable. It begins performances July 2 prior to an official opening July 8, for a run through August 6.
The cast will also feature Amanda Drew, Tamara Lawrance, Jonjo O’Neill and Richard Pyros.
The play, which concerns a film director on an obsessive quest to capture the perfect light, will be created in the rehearsal room by writer/director Neilson. His previous work at the Royal Court includes The Get Out, Narrative, Get Santa!, Relocated, The Wonderful World of Dissocia, Heredity, The Lying Kind and The Censor.
Smith’s previous Royal Court credits include Fresh Kills and That Face (the latter of which subsequently transferred to the West End). Other theatre credits include debuting the role of Patrick Bateman in the original Almeida production of American Psycho (now being played on Broadway by Benjamin Walker), On the Shore of the Wide World, The History Boys and the triple bill of Burn, Citizenship, Chatroom (all at the National), and Swimming with Sharks (West End).
The production will be designed by Chloe Lamford, with costumes by Fly Davis, lighting design by Chahine Yavroyan and composition and sound design by Nick Powell.
To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7565 5000 or visit royalcourttheatre.com.