Ralph Fiennes to Return to London Stage to Star in George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman
14 Mar 2014
Ralph Fiennes, who can currently be seen on screen in "The Grand Budapest Hotel" and "The Invisible Woman" (the latter of which he also directed), is to return to the National Theatre next spring to star as John Tanner in George Bernard Shaw's Man and Superman.
No dates have been announced, but a spokesperson for the National Theatre confirmed the news to Playbill.com that was first reported in the U.K.'s Daily Mail.
The production, which will be seen on the National's Lyttelton stage, is to be directed by Simon Godwin, who made his NT directing debut with O'Neill's Strange Interlude last year and is an associate director at the Royal Court.
Fiennes has previously appeared at the National in Oedipus, The Talking Cure, Six Characters in Search of an Author, Fathers and Sons and Ting Tang Mine.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.