Following two days of previews, the award-winning Rosebud, a biographical show about Orson Welles, opens Dec. 22 at North London’s King’s Head Theatre. Rosebud, which has the tag line The Lives of Orson Welles, won a fringe first at the 2004 Edinburgh Festival.
Written by Welsh writer Mark Jenkins, the one-man-show starring Christian McKay also won the Edinburgh to New York Carol Tambor Award.
Beginning Jan. 23, 2006, the acrobatic Polish twins Pierre and Pablo move into the Comedy Theatre with their show Caesar Twins and Friends. The act was featured in this year’s Edinburgh Festival and was televised in the “Royal Variety Show.”
At the Comedy Theatre the twins replace the revival of Epitaph for George Dillon, which finishes Jan. 14, 2006, after a run of just under four months. Caesar Twins and Friends will run for three weeks to Feb. 11, after which the revival of Peter Whelan’s The School for Night, starring Christopher Eccleston, will start previews Feb. 16, opening Feb. 27.
Starring Joseph Fiennes, Francesca Annis and Anne Reid, director Peter Gill’s revival of John Osborne’s and Anthony Creighton’s Epitaph for George opened Sept. 20, 2005.