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Jeremy Irons makes return to RSC in The Gods Weep at Hampstead

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Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons will return to the Royal Shakespeare Company in March after a break of 23 years, in a new work by Dennis Kelly at Hampstead Theatre.

Irons, who has performed roles ranging from Charles Ryder in the 1981 television series Brideshead Revisited to the voice of Scar in The Lion King, will play the lead role in Kelly’s The Gods Weep.

The production is directed by Maria Aberg and will run from March 12 – April 3.

Kelly, whose work includes Orphans and Love and Money, is also under commission from the RSC to write the book for Matilda, A Musical, which the company plans to perform at the end of this year in Stratford-upon-Avon.

As part of its new work season at Hampstead Theatre this spring, the RSC is also staging Dunsinane by award-winning playwright David Greig. The play, which is set in a war-torn Scotland, will run from February 10 to March 6. It is the first production Roxana Silbert has directed for the RSC as an associate director.

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