Mortimer’s autobiographical play will move to the Wyndham’s on Sept. 14, officially opening Sept 21.
Thea Sharrock’s production arrives at the venue after Sondheim’s Sunday in the Park With George finishes its run on Sept. 2. That Menier Chocolate Factory production is likely to transfer to New York in 2007.
With Jacobi in the title role as the irascible patriarch, Voyage also stars Dominic Rowan, who takes on the role of the author, narrator and son who steps out of his father’s shadow.
Mortimer’s 1970 play is the second production to transfer to the West End under Donmar artistic director Michael Grandage. The first was Schiller's Mary Stuart. Meanwhile, Grandage’s Guys and Dolls, currently starring Patrick Swayze, continues its run at the Piccadilly Theatre.
Jacobi was last seen in the West End in Grandage’s production of Schiller’s Don Carlos. Rowan’s stage credits include Forty Winks. Joining them in the cast are Christopher Benjamin, Lily Bevan, Neil Boorman, Osmund Bullock, Joanna David, David De Courcey, Natasha Little, Sadie Shimmin and Katie Warren. Design is by Robert Jones.
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