Kevin Spacey Will Return to The Old Vic in Clarence Darrow

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The Old Vic artistic director Kevin Spacey will return to the iconic title role in Clarence Darrow, following his sold-out and critically acclaimed run of in 2014, beginning March 3.

The one-man play by David W. Rintels will run through April 11 under the direction of Thea Sharrock.

In Clarence Darrow, according to press notes, "the larger than life Darrow with his legendary wit relives some of his pivotal experiences, including the infamous Scopes 'Monkey' and 'Thrill Killers' trials which established his reputation as a courtroom giant and civil rights hero. Kevin Spacey's performance was widely praised as a tour de force, and this production is back having only run for just over two weeks in 2014."

Spacey added, "As my time at the helm of The Old Vic is drawing to a close, it felt the right choice to bring back Clarence Darrow. I had such a short run with the production last year and so many didn't get the chance to see it, that it felt like a great opportunity to do a longer run. Clarence Darrow is a role I've gotten to play three different times – in a 1992 film about his life, as the lawyer Drummond in Inherit the Wind and finally in the marvellous David Rintel's one-man play, Clarence Darrow, last year. Perhaps it is true what they say, if you do something long enough you just might get good at it. I look forward to sharing Darrow's remarkable, inspiring life one more time in London, as we build toward the excitement of Matthew Warchus taking on the role of Artistic Director at our beloved Old Vic."

Clarence Darrow will be staged in the round. The creative team includes designer Alan Macdonald with lighting by Guy Hoare, music by Adrian Johnston and sound by Gregory Clarke.

The Old Vic is located at The Cut, London SE1 8NB. For more information and tickets, call 0844 871 7628 or visit OldVicTheatre.com.

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