U.K. Theatre Critic to Take to West End Stage in Olivier Award-Winning Top Hat
22 Aug 2013
Tim Walker, chief theatre critic of the Sunday Telegraph and the Mandrake diary columnist of the Daily Telegraph, will appear in the Olivier Award-winning musical Top Hat for one night only, Sept. 18.
He will play two roles in the show — a boatman and a waiter – and, according to press materials, "can take some consolation in the fact that the reviews the show has received - at least up until his big night - have been very good." (Walker himself afforded the show a five-star rating.)
In a press statement, Walker commented, "People involved in shows that I have panned lately have threatened to come along to mock me. So have some of my fellow critics. It has, however, been a constant refrain of actors lately that critics such as myself could never do what they do every night. Well, here is one who is going to show them that isn't necessarily the case."
To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 847 1712, or visit www.tophatonstage.com for more details.
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.