Abigail Moore will star as prima ballerina Margot Fonteyn in Margot, Dame, Claudio Macor’s new play with dance, which will be showcased for two performances only, on 17 and 18 July 2019, during the King’s Head Theatre’s three-weekPlaymill festival this summer.
PANAMA 1956. Embroiled in a failed coup to oust the President of Panama, Margot Fonteyn’s husband, Roberto “Tito” Arias escapes Panama and returns to Peru. Margot, however, was arrested and detained for 24 hours in a Panamanian jail. Her protégé, Alexandro, liaises with the British Ambassador, who arranges her release with deportation to New York City.
Will she ever see Tito, the love of her life again? Will he ever make her the First Lady of Panama? Will she ever dance again? Will “the Dance World” still love her? The stakes are high. The press and the British establishment in stunned disbelief watching the most famous ballerina in the world risk it all for love.
Abigail Moore takes the title role, alongside Fanos Xenofos as Tito, Louis van Leer as Alexandro and Oliver Kaderbhai as Carlos and Sir Ian Henderson.
Claudio Macor‘s new play with dance is directed by Robert McWhir, choreographed by Robbie O’Reilly and produced by Richard Lambert for Lambco Productions. Macor’s other plays include The Tailor-Made Man, Savage and Dead of the Night.
Playmill at the King’s Head
Twenty-seven brand new shows from some of the UK’s most exciting emerging theatre companies are set to hit the King’s Head Theatre this summer for the venue’s annual Playmill Festival. The two-week curated season – comprising drama, comedy, storytelling and musical theatre – runs from 8 to 20 July 2019.
Featuring world premieres alongside transfers from the UK’s biggest arts festivals, this year’s annual Playmill season will build upon the success of the previous four years, which have collectively been seen by over 10,000 people.
Artistic director of the King’s Head Theatre, Adam Spreadbury-Maher, commented:
“Playmill is a vital part of our programme, which reflects and embodies our commitment to championing emerging theatremakers. We believe passionately in the importance of providing a platform for emerging artists to develop their craft and perform within a professional context. I can’t wait for audiences to see the sheer range of brilliant shows in our boldest, most diverse season yet.”