The play, based on letters that Christopher Trumbo's blacklisted screenwriter father Dalton Trumbo had written to friends, former friends and family after standing up to the House Un-American Activities Committeee in 1947, will officially open March 18 for a run to March 28.
Redgrave is joined onstage by Nick Waring, son of actors Derek Waring and Dorothy Tutin, and was most recently seen onstage at Jermyn Street Theatre in Gillian Plowman's Crooked Wood last year.
The play is directed by John Dove, previously associate director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum Theatre.
After refusing to give information, Dalton Trumbo was convicted for contempt by Congress and blacklisted, and spent 11 months in prison. He is played by Corin Redgrave – the son of Michael Redgrave and brother of Vanessa and Lynn – who has appeared twice on Broadway: in 1963 in Chips with Everything, and in 1999 in the transfer of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales from the National Theatre. He has worked extensively for the National and RSC, as well as in the West End and at the Young Vic.
Trumbo is co-produced by Jermyn Street Theatre and Moving Theatre, a theatre company co-founded by Corin and Vanessa Redgrave and Kika Markham. To book tickets contact the box office at 020 7287 2875 or visit www.jermynstreettheatre.co.uk.