I’ve never played someone like Tom before, and that’s what I’m finding most enjoyable. I’ve played older men onstage, of course. But they’re usually doddery old duffers, silly colonels and the like. That’s a very different kettle of fish.
Hampstead Theatre’s new autumn season includes the world premiere of Terry Johnson’s Prism, starring Robert Lindsay, Nicholas Wright’s adaptation of Patrick Hamilton novel The Slaves of Solitude and a revival of Simon Gray’s Cell Mates.
DYL marks both the playwriting debut of actor Mark Weinman and the inaugural production for Clive Judd, the Old Red Lion’s new artistic director. Have a look at photos from the production, which continues its limited season until 3 June 2017 only.
I think views of older people have changed totally since the TV show was first seen. Thirty years ago, it might have been expected that you’d have an elasticated waist and a pair of slippers on when you were 60, but that’s certainly not the case now.