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Andrew Scott to reprise role in Simon Stephens’ Sea Wall for Old Vic run

Andrew Scott will return to Sea Wall for a run at the Old Vic in June. Photo: Kevin Cummins Andrew Scott in Sea Wall at the Old Vic. Photo: Kevin Cummins
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Simon Stephens’ Sea Wall, starring Andrew Scott, is to be revived for a limited run next month.

The monologue was first produced in 2008 at the Bush Theatre in London, performed by Scott, and also ran in the National Theatre’s temporary space, in Edinburgh and in Dublin. The solo show was also made into a short film in 2011.

It will now be revived as part of the Old Vic’s bicentenary season, running for two weeks at the London theatre next month.

Scott said he was “so excited” to return to the Old Vic, adding: “Sea Wall, to my mind, is a stunning piece of writing, and the idea of performing Simon’s beautiful play in this most magical of theatres makes me really happy.”

It will be produced by Paines Plough and directed by its original director, George Perrin.

Sea Wall runs from June 18 to 30.