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NEWS: James McAvoy & Emilia Clarke headline Jamie Lloyd’s West End return season

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The Jamie Lloyd Company has announced its next West End residency, this time at the Harold Pinter Theatre, where James McAvoy will reprise his Cyrano de Bergerac and, at last, Emilia Clarke will have her Covid-postponed West End debut in The Seagull. Other highlights announced by the company include:

  • The Olivier Award-winning and critically-acclaimed production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, freely adapted by Martin Crimp, with James McAvoy returns, playing in London, Glasgow and New York
  • Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, in a version by Anya Reiss, starring Emilia Clarke returns, opening at the Harold Pinter Theatre, 29 June – 10 September 2022
  • The company continues its commitment to accessible tickets with 12,000 £15 tickets available across the UK dates of Cyrano de Bergerac and The Seagull
  • 5,000 free tickets will be available for The Seagull for those with limited access to the arts
  • Zawe Ashton, Soutra Gilmour, Mika Onyx Johnson and Nima Taleghani announced as new Associate Artists
  • Jade Anouka, Rachel De-lahay, Anya Reiss and Associate Artist Nima Taleghani announced as writers under commission
  • The Jamie Lloyd Company: Emerge recommences with a further opportunity for a new Emerge creative

The Jamie Lloyd Company, the hugely successful partnership between the UK’s leading theatre company Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) and Artistic Director Jamie Lloyd, today announces the return of the critically-acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning production of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano de Bergerac, freely adapted by Martin Crimp, with James McAvoy. The production runs at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London from 3 February – 12 March, before visiting Theatre Royal Glasgow, 18 – 26 March, and completing its run at Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), 5 April – 22 May 2022.

Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull in a version by Anya Reiss opens at the Harold Pinter Theatre on 6 July, with previews from 29 June, running until 10 September 2022, having closed during previews in March 2020 due to the pandemic. Returning to the company are Emilia Clarke (Nina), Tom Rhys Harries (Trigorin), Daniel Monks (Konstantin), Indira Varma (Arkadina) and Sophie Wu (Masha), with Katie Buchholz, Tina Harris and Joseph Langdon. Further cast to be announced.

Continuing the company’s commitment to accessibility, 12,000 tickets priced at £15 will be available across the UK productions, with 75% specifically for under 30s, key workers and those receiving government benefits. In addition, The Seagull continues the company’s original commitment, offering 5,000 free tickets for those with limited access to the arts.

Jamie Lloyd said today:

“It is incredibly exciting to confirm the return of these productions and, most importantly, the continuation of our access ticket schemes, with 12,000 £15 seats across the productions and 5000 totally free tickets, which will enable people with limited access to the theatre to experience our work — an important commitment as our industry builds back.

“Alongside our brilliant Emerge participants, we’re thrilled to be welcoming more adventurous artists into the company with the announcement of our new Associate Artists and our writers under commission, who will create bold, radical reappraisals of some iconic international plays. Together, they represent the most exciting and innovative talent working in British theatre today.”

The company also announces the appointment of Zawe Ashton, Soutra Gilmour, Mika Onyx Johnson and Nima Taleghani as Associate Artists. They take up their roles from 1 November and are appointed for making an outstanding contribution to the life and reputation of the company’s work.

The associateship gives the artists opportunities to develop their own practice and to embed themselves further into the future of the company’s productions and outreach work.

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