4 May 2018 - 28 July 2018

Red

By John Logan
Wyndham's Theatre
Cast: Alfred Molina | Alfred Enoch

MGC Artistic Director Michael Grandage directed. Based on the original Donmar Warehouse production, this new production was the first ever UK revival since Grandage directed the premiere in 2009. The production went on to win six Tony Awards including Best Play.

Award-winning stage and screen actor Alfred Molina reprised his critically acclaimed performance as the American abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko.  He was joined by rising star Alfred Enoch of US television drama series How to Get Away With Murder as his assistant Ken.   

Under the watchful gaze of his young assistant, and the threatening presence of a new generation of artists, Mark Rothko takes on his greatest challenge yet: to create a definitive work for an extraordinary setting.

Red reunited John Logan and Michael Grandage following Peter and Alice with Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw which formed part of MGC’s inaugural season in the West End in 2013, and their feature film Genius.

Red 4 May 2018 - 28 July 2018

Alfred Molina

Mark Rothko

His most recent theatre work includesA Long Day’s Journey into Night (Geffen Playhouse) and No More Shall We Part (Williamstown Theatre Festival). He first starred in Red at the Donmar Warehouse in 2009, which later transferred to Broadway and for which he received a Tony Award nomination for Best Lead Actor in a Play. 

His other theatre work includes: The Cherry Orchard (Mark Taper Forum), Fiddler on The Roof (Minskoff Theatre – Tony Award nomination), Art (Royalty Theatre – Tony Award nomination), Molly Sweeney (Roundabout Theater - Outer Circle Critics Award for Most Outstanding Debut Performance), Night of Iguana, Speed the Plow (National Theatre - Olivier Award nomination for Comedy Performance of the year), Serious Money (Royal Court Theatre), Can’t Pay? Won’t Pay! (Criterion Theatre), Oklahoma! (Palace Theatre), Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Half Moon Theatre- winner of the Plays and Players Award for Most Promising New Actor) The Taming of the Shrew, DingoKing Lear, Troilus and Cressida, Frozen Assets (RSC).

Television includes: Feud: Bette and Joan (Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor, BBC) I’m Dying Up Here (Showtime), Angie Tribeca (TBS), Show Me a Hero (HBO), The Normal Heart (Emmy nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor, HBO), Close To The Enemy, Roger and Val Have Just Got In (both BBC), Monday Mornings (TNT)and Law and Order: LA (NBC).

Film includesWhiskey Tango Foxtrot with Tina FeyA Message From The King, Love is Strange (Independent Spirit Award

Alfred Enoch

Ken

Theatre includes: King Lear (Royal Exchange Manchester), Coriolanus (Donmar Warehouse), Timon of AthensAntigone (National Theatre).

Television includesTroy, How To Get Away with Murder, Sherlock, Broadchurch

Film includes: Enoch played Dean Thomas across seven of the eight Harry Potter films.

John Logan

Writer

John Logan received the Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critic Circle and Drama League awards for his play Red. This play premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in London and at the Golden Theatre on Broadway. Since then Red has had more than 200 productions across the US and has been presented in over 30 countries. He is the author of more than a dozen other plays including Peter and Alice, I’ll Eat You Last: A Chat with Sue Mengers and Never the Sinner. He also co-wrote the book for the musical The Last Ship. As a screenwriter, Logan has been three times nominated for the Oscar and has received a Golden Globe, BAFTA, WGA, Edgar, and PEN Center award. His film work includes Skyfall, Spectre, Hugo, The Aviator, Gladiator, Rango, Alien: Covenant, Genius, Coriolanus, Sweeney Todd, The Last Samurai, Any Given Sunday and RKO 281. He created and produced the television series Penny Dreadful for Showtime.

Michael Grandage

Director

Michael Grandage is Artistic Director of the Michael Grandage Company. For the company he directed Nicole Kidman in Photograph 51 (Noël Coward Theatre), Dawn French: 30 Million Minutes (national and international tour and West End), Jude Law in Henry V, David Walliams and Sheridan Smith in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Daniel Radcliffe in The Cripple of Inishmaan, Judi Dench and Ben Whishaw in Peter and Alice and Simon Russell Beale in Privates on Parade as part of the season at the Noël Coward Theatre, and the feature film Genius with Colin Firth.

He was Artistic Director of the Donmar Warehouse (2002–2012) and Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres (2000–05). He is the recipient of Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics’ Circle and South Bank Awards. He has been awarded Honorary Doctorates by the University of London, Sheffield University and Sheffield Hallam University and is President of Central School of Speech and Drama. He was appointed CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2011. His book, A Decade At The Donmar, was published by Constable & Robins in 2012.

His work for the Donmar Warehouse includes directing Eddie Redmayne in Richard II, Felicity Jones in Luise Miller, Derek Jacobi in King LearRed (also New York, Tony and Drama Desk Awards Best Director), Jude Law in Hamlet (also Elsinore and New York), Kenneth Branagh in Ivanov (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Award Best Director), Madame de SadeTwelfth Night, The Chalk Garden (Evening Standard and Critics Circle Awards Best Director), Don Juan in Soho, Frost/Nixon (also Gielgud, New York, USA tour, Tony Nomination Award for Best Director), Othello (Evening Standard and Critics’ Circle Awards for Best Director), The Wild Duck (Critics Circle Award Best Director), Guys and Dolls (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production), Grand Hotel (Olivier Award for Outstanding Musical Production and Evening Standard Award Best Director), The Cut, After Miss Julie, Caligula (Olivier Award Best Director), Merrily We Roll Along (Evening Standard Award Best Director), Passion Play (Evening Standard Award and Critics Circle Award for Best Director).

For Sheffield Theatres he directed many productions including Don Carlos (Evening Standard Award Best Director) and The Tempest both with Derek Jacobi.

He most recently directed Disney’s Frozen, which opened on Broadway in March 2018. His next production is The Lieutenant of Inishmore for MGC in the West End.

Christopher Oram

Set & Costume Designer

Theatre includesPhotograph 51Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s DreamThe Cripple of Inishmaan (also NYC), Peter and Alice, Privates on Parade (MGC/West End), Hughie (MGC/NYC) Macbeth (Manchester International Festival & Park Avenue Armory, NYC), Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Richard Rogers/NYC), Frozen (St James Theatre/NYC), Company (Sheffield Crucible), The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, A Streetcar Named Desire, Othello, Grand Hotel, World Music, Red, King Lear, Passion, Parade, Frost/Nixon (Donmar Warehouse), Hamlet, Madame de Sade, Twelfth Night, Ivanov (Donmar/Wyndham’s), Man and SupermanSummerfolkDanton’s Death, Stuff Happens, Power, The Marriage Play/Finding the Sun (National Theatre), Backbeat (Glasgow Citizen’s), Evita (Adelphi & NYC), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly), King Lear/The Seagull (RSC/world tour), Wolf Hall/Bring up the Bodies (RSC/London/NYC), A Damsel in Distress (Chichester), No’s Knife (Old Vic), A Winters Tale, Romeo & Juliet, The Entertainer (Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company/Garrick).

Opera includesBilly Budd (Glyndebourne/BAM), Marriage of Figaro (Glyndebourne/HGO), Madam Butterfly (HGO), Don Giovanni (Met).

Ballet includes: Casanova (Northern Ballet).

Christopher is a recipient of the Tony, Drama Desk, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critic’s Circle, Garland, Falstaff and Ovation awards for his work in both the UK and the USA.

Neil Austin

Lighting Designer

West End includes: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Palace), InkNo Man’s Land (Duke of York’s), Labour of LovePhotograph 51, Shakespeare in Love and Henry V (Noël Coward), The Goat, Great Britain (Haymarket), Travesties, A Life in the Theatre (Apollo), Buried ChildThe Hothouse and Dealers Choice (Trafalgar Studios), The Weir, Hamlet, Madame de Sade and Twelfth Night (Wyndham’s), The Sunshine Boys (Savoy), South Downs, The Browning Version, Death and the Maiden and The Childrens Hour (Comedy/Pinter), Piaf, The Prisoner of Second Avenue (Vaudeville), Frost/Nixon (Gielgud), King Lear, The Seagull (RSC: New London), Bend it Like Beckham (Phoenix), Betty Blue Eyes and Much Ado About Nothing (Novello).

Other Theatre includes: Translations, Three Days in the CountryRules for LivingDaraLiolàChildren of the SunThe Cherry OrchardWomen Beware WomenLondon AssuranceThe White GuardOedipusPhilistinesThe Man of ModeThérèse Raquin (National Theatre), Albion, Ink, The Treatment, Medea (Almeida), Henry IVJulius CaesarThe Night AliveSpelling BeeKing Lear, PassionThe Wild DuckAfter Miss JulieCaligula (Donmar Warehouse), BirdlandThe Faith MachineTusk Tusk (Royal Court), TravestiesAssassinsDealer’s Choice (Menier Chocolate Factory), The Dazzle (Found 111), King LearThe Seagull, King John, Much Ado About Nothing, Romeo & Juliet, Julius Caesar, Two Gentlemen of Verona (RSC).

Broadway includesHarry Potter and the Cursed Child, Travesties, HughieCat on a Hot Tin RoofEvitaRedHamletThe SeafarerFrost/Nixon.

Neil was the recipient of the 2017 Laurence Olivier Award and the 2017 WhatsOnStage Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, the 2011 Laurence Olivier Award for The White Guard, and the 2010 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Red.

Adam Cork

Composer & Sound Designer

Adam Cork has written mainly for the stage, blending original composition with sound design to create integrated music/sound scores for many celebrated productions.

Theatre includes: London Road (National Theatre - Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, Olivier Award Nomination for Best Musical), Red (Donmar/Broadway - Tony Award for Best Sound Design), King Lear (Donmar - Olivier Award for Best Sound Design and Evening Standard Award for Best Design), Anna Christie (Donmar - Evening Standard Award for Best Design), ENRON (Broadway/West End- Tony Award Nomination for Best Score), Ink (Almeida/ West End), Mosquitoes (NT Dorfman), Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Pinter), Travesties (Menier Chocolate Factory/West End/Broadway), No Man’s Land (Sheffield Lyceum/West End), Richard III (Almeida), Les Blancs, Danton’s Death (NT Olivier), Three Days In The Country, Phedre, (NT Lyttelton), Hughie (Broadway), Photograph 51, Henry V (MGC/West End), Frost/Nixon, Hamlet (Donmar/Broadway), Ivanov (Donmar/West End), Six Characters in Search of an Author (Headlong/West End), Richard II, A Streetcar Named DesireThe Chalk Garden, Othello, Creditors, The Wild Duck, Caligula (Donmar), Don Carlos (West End)Romeo & Juliet (RSC 2010), The Tempest (RSC 2006), Suddenly Last Summer (West End), Paradise Lost (Headlong). 

Film/TV includes: scores for London Road, GeniusThe Hollow Crown: Richard II, MacbethFrances Tuesday, Re-ignited, Imprints, BustThe Three Rules of Infidelity, Tripletake.

Radio includes: Losing Rosalind, The Luneberg Variation, The Colonel-Bird, Don Carlos, Othello, On the Ceiling, The Chalk Garden.

Adam sits on the board of Mercury Musical Developments, and is an Associate Artist of the RSC.

Anne McNulty CDG

Casting Director

Previously for MGC: Photograph 51, Henry V, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Noël Coward Theatre), The Cripple of Inishmaan (also Cort Theatre, NY).

Also: Ink (Dukes of York's/Almeida Theatre), King LearThe Country Girls and Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me (Minerva Theatre, CFT), Fatherland and What If Women Ruled the World (Manchester International Festival 2017), No Man’s Land (regional tour/Wyndham’s Theatre), Carmen Disruption and Bakkhai (Almeida Theatre), The Complete Walk (Shakespeare 400, Globe Theatre), Outside Mullingar (Ustinov Studio, Bath), Betrayal (UK castingEthel Barrymore Theatre, NY), Macbeth (MIF/New York Armory), TartuffeOf Mice and Men (Birmingham Repertory Theatre), Venice Preserved (Spectator’s Guild), Good People (Hampstead Theatre/Noël Coward Theatre), AfterplayTranslations, Wonderful Tennessee (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield).

Anne was Casting Director at the Donmar Warehouse Theatre 1992-2012.

Reviews and Marketing

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"Alfred Molina gives a towering performance as Rothko"
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"A stellar West End debut from Alfred Enoch"
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"Michael Grandage's production is magnificent"
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"Exhilarating. A modern classic"
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"A phenomenal production"
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"A magnificent staging and brilliantly performed"
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"A play for our time"
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"Simply stunning. A must-see"
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