A Life in the Theatre — at London's Apollo Theatre — concerns two actors, an older thespian named Robert (Stewart) who acts as a mentor to his younger co-star, John (Jackson). The play follows their friendship and their rivalry in a small-town repertory theatre. Lindsay Posner directs, in what constitutes a follow-up to his equally starry London production of Mamet’s Sexual Perversity in Chicago. That show, which featured Matthew Perry, Minnie Driver, Hank Azaria and Kelly Reilly, drew mixed notices but full houses.
Patrick Stewart found widespread fame through the small screen with his role as Captain Picard in “Star Trek—The Next Generation” before big screen blockbusters like “The X-Men.” A Royal Shakespeare Company veteran, he has also remained a regular stage visitor, last appearing in the West End in 2003 as Ibsen’s The Master Builder. Co-star Joshua Jackson has been seen on screen in "The Skulls," "The Safety of Objects" and "The Laramie Project."
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