Alfred Enoch Heads to the West End in “Red”
Alfred Enoch. We know him and love him as Dean Thomas in the Harry Potter series. (Or if you’re a How to Get Away with Murder fan, you probably had your heart broken by his character, Wes Gibbins.)
Now, he is on his way to the West End as Ken in the Michael Grandage Company production of Red by John Logan.
Red follows artist Mark Rothko (to be played by Alfred Molina) as he is commissioned to paint murals for the revered Four Seasons restaurant in New York in the late 1950s. However, Rothko must deal with his brash new assistant, Ken, who questions Rothko’s theories of art.
Enoch is the second wizarding alumnus to take up the role as Ken, with Newt Scamander himself, Eddie Redmayne, playing the part in 2009. This production is the first revival of the play since those 2009 performances.
The production opens at Wyndham’s Theatre on May 15, with previews starting May 4, and runs until July 28.
Red isn’t the only production the Michael Grandage Company is putting on this year, having announced a rare revival of The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh. You may recognize the starring face in this production, but not from the Potter series. Aidan Turner (Kili in the Hobbit series) portrays Mad Padraic, a terrorist deemed too violent to be a member of the IRA, in the production.
The Lieutenant of Inishmore is set to begin at the Noël Coward Theatre on July 4, with previews starting June 23, and running until September 8.
The plays have over 40,000 seats at just £10 – 25% of the total capacity, continuing the company’s unique access policy and its commitment to developing new audiences. Seat prices include £10, £40, and £67.50.
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