The Theatre Royal Margate is proud to announce that Steven Berkoff will be gracing our stage with his own production of
The Actor’s Lament
Tuesday 13th – Thursday 15th May 7.30pm (Thursday matinee – 2pm)
Steven Berkoff is a Fringe favourite with queues running down the Mound every time he brings a new play to Edinburgh. His plays and adaptations have been performed in many countries and in many languages. Among the many adaptations Berkoff has created for the stage, directed and toured, are Kafka’s Metamorphosis and The Trial, Agamemnon after Aeschylus, and Poe’s The Fall of the House of Usher. He has directed and toured productions of Shakespeare’s Coriolanus also playing the title role, Richard II, Hamlet and Macbeth, as well as Oscar Wilde’s Salome.
Steven is the original English villain starring in many blockbuster movies including A Clockwork Orange, Octopussy, Beverly Hills Cop, Rambo, and The Krays. He also directed and co- starred with Joan Collins in the film version of his play Decadence.
After introducing The Actor’s Lament in Edinburgh last year, Steven is about to take it on a West End run but not before previewing it at the Theatre Royal Margate!
Steven Berkoff stars with Jay Benedict and Andree Bernard in this glimpse backstage, lifting the curtain on the bizarre and often hilarious world of theatre. From precious playwrights and dictator directors to the good will (or otherwise) of the critics – a maze of thickets actors must negotiate before they ever reach the stage.
The Actor’s lament is a comedy about the bizarre lives of actors and the many fights, frustrations… and madnesses they are prone to. This is an opportunity to see one of greatest British actors of his generation in an enlightening new play before it hits the West End. It’s bound to have people flocking to see it on opening night in London but, Margate ‘You’ve Seen it here first!’
Tickets: £20, Concs £15, Schools £10
Box Office: 01843 292795 or visit the event page