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Poldark’s Aidan Turner to make West End debut

Aidan Turner is to make his West End debut in The Lieutenant of Inishmore
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The Michael Grandage Company has announced two new productions, which will star Aidan Turner and Alfred Enoch.

Artistic director Michael Grandage will direct both John Logan’s Red and The Lieutenant of Inishmore by Martin McDonagh.

Red is based on the original 2009 production at the Donmar Warehouse in London, which won six Tony Awards including best play. Alfred Molina is to reprise his role as Mark Rothko, and will be joined by Harry Potter actor Enoch.

It will run from May 4 to July 28 at Wyndham’s Theatre in London, with press night on May 15.

The West End revival of The Lieutenant of Inishmore will follow McDonagh’s 2013 play The Cripple of Inishmaan which transferred to Broadway.

It will star Turner as Mad Padriac. First performed at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2001 it will run at the Noel Coward Theatre from July 4 to September 8. Press night will be on July 4.

Grandage said: “This announcement continues our commitment to producing great plays in the West End with accessible pricing at the core of everything we do. I am looking forward to working with these exciting actors on two brilliant plays in two of the most beautiful playhouses in London.”