Jumpers, first produced at the Old Vic in 1972, stars Beale as George, a philosopher who believes strongly in the idea of good – though those around him are less certain. As well as the usual Stoppardian mental acrobatics and trademark wit, there’s a moon landing, a dead body and a trained tortoise!
Beale, who appeared in New York recently in the Sam Mendes-directed double bill of Uncle Vanya and Twelfth Night, is a three-time Olivier Award winner. Essie Davis, who plays his wife, won an Olivier for her Stella in the National Theatre’s A Streetcar Named Desire (opposite Glenn Close). Both got great reviews for this show at the National, and there’s talk of a U.S. transfer to follow.
The cast also includes Robert Barton, Jean Felix Callens, Jonothan Campbell, Gary Cross, Jonathan Hyde, Leo Kay, Loseph J Laigh, Eliza Lumley, Karl Magee, Dodger Phillips, John Rogan, Phil Seaman, Ashley Stuart, Supple, Nicholas Woodeson and Lewis young.
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