Jackson and Stewart Experience A Life in the Theatre, Opening Feb. 2

By James Inverne
February 2, 2005

Joshua Jackson, better known to thousands of young TV fans around the globe as Pacey from the series "Dawson's Creek," will make his West End debut on Feb. 2, when he and Patrick Stewart open in David Mamet's A Life in the Theatre.

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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