Andrew Scott to Star in U.K. Premiere of Richard Greenberg's The Dazzle

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Andrew Scott is to star in the U.K. premiere of Richard Greenberg's 2002 Off-Broadway play The Dazzle, originally produced by Roundabout Theatre Company at the Gramercy Theatre.

It will begin performances Dec. 10 prior to an official opening Dec. 15 at Found111, a new venue recently created on the site of the old Central St. Martins School of Art on Charing Cross Road (which opened with a production of Barbarians), for a run through Jan. 30, 2016.

Co-produced by the Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions, it will be directed by Simon Evans, and also feature David Dawson. Designs are by Ben Stones with lighting by Neil Austin.

Scott and Dawson play two brothers who sit in their New York City home, at the beginning of the 20th century, surrounded by 136 tons of hoarded junk. When a beautiful guest arrives, everybody's lives are thrown into sharp focus.

Scott has previously appeared on Broadway in the world premiere of David Hare's The Vertical Hour in 2006, and in London in Birdland at the Royal Court and Aristocrats and Emperor and Gailean (both National Theatre). He is best known for his TV role as Moriarty in "Sherlock" and is about to be seen in the new Bond film "Spectre." Other films include Ken Loach's "Jimmy's Hall" and Matthew Warchus' "Pride." He will also soon be seen in "Frankenstein" with James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe, and "Alice: Through the Looking Glass" with Johnny Depp.

Dawson's London theatre credits include The Duchess of Malfi (Sam Wanamaker Playhouse), Luise Miller (Donmar Warehouse), Posh (Royal Court), Comedians (Lyric Hammersmith) and Nicholas Nickleby (for which he was Olivier-nominated for Best Newcomer when it transferred from Chichester to the West End's Gielgud). On TV, he is best known for his role in "Ripper Street" and for his recent performances in "Banished" and "Peaky Blinders." He recently completed filming the eight-part epic new BBC drama "The Last Kingdom" playing King Alfred. Director Simon Evans was resident artistic director at the Donmar Warehouse (working with Michael Grandage, Jamie Lloyd, Rob Ashford and Bijan Sheibani). His own directorial credits include Silence of the Sea (Donmar Trafalgar) and Secret Cinema's Shawshank Redemption, The Laura Marling Project, Ghostbusters and Project Rumpus. He has also directed at the Print Room, Theatr503, Riverside Studios and the Trafalgar Studios.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7478 01000, or visit www.TheDazzle.co.uk.

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