Freddie Fox to star in UK premiere of Alexis Michalik’s Edmond de Bergerac

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Freddie Fox will star in the UK premiere of Edmond de Bergerac, which has been translated into English for a run at Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

The comedy, by French writer Alexis Michalik, won five Moliere awards for its 2016 premiere in France, where it continues to play at the Theatre du Palais-Royale in Paris.

It has been translated into English by Jeremy Sams and will run in the UK for the first time in March.

Fox will play the title role in the production, which will be directed by the theatre’s artistic director Roxana Silbert.

It is a co-production between Birmingham Rep and Adam Blanshay Productions.

Edmond de Bergerac is part of the theatre’s 2019 season, which also includes a stage production of A Thousand Splendid Suns by the author of The Kite Runner, Khaled Hosseini.

A co-production with Northern Stage, it has been adapted by Ursula Rani Sarma and will be directed by Silbert.

Also in the season is a new play by Inua Ellams, The Half God of Rainfall, which is co-produced with Fuel and Kiln Theatre, as well as Rona Munro’s previously announced adaptation of Captain Corelli’s Mandolin, which is directed by Melly Still and co-produced with the Rose Theatre Kingston and Neil Laidlaw.

The season at a glance

Edmond de Bergerac by Alexis Michalik
Translated by Jeremy Sams
Directed by Roxana Silbert
March 15 to 30, with press night on March 21

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Ursula Rani Sarma
Directed by Roxana Silbert
May 2 to 18, with press night on May 8

Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Rona Munro
Directed by Melly Still
May 29 to June 15, with press night on May 29

The Half God of Rainfall by Inua Ellams
April 13 to 20, with press night on April 16

Concubine by Amahra Spence
February 26 to March 2

We’ve Got Each Other by Paul O’Donnell
April 23 to 27

Fred Jeffs: The Sweet Shop Murder by Graeme Rose
May 15 to 18

Scenes from a Brummie Iliad by Roderick Smith
July 19 and 20