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  • 18 March 2014, 15:25

Kevin Spacey To Perform Solo Show At Old Vic

Kevin Spacey is to take to the stage at the Old Vic in a one-man play.

The 54-year-old will star in Clarence Darrow to mark his 10th year as artistic director of the London theatre.

The House Of Cards actor, who steps down next year, will play the "larger than life" Darrow in a tale about a pioneering lawyer in 19th century America.

Double Oscar winner Spacey played the same character on stage in Inherit The Wind and 22 years ago in the television film Darrow.

The Old Vic will also show a "visceral re-imagining" of Arthur Miller's famous play The Crucible, directed by Yael Farber, and has signed up Kristin Scott Thomas to star in Electra, a production of the Greek tragedy by Sophocles directed by Ian Rickson.

Spacey, who has previously appeared in several Old Vic productions including Richard III and The Philadelphia Story, said that he was "thrilled to be returning to The Old Vic stage ... as I celebrate 10 years at the helm of this very special theatre".

The American Beauty star, who will be performing in the round for the first time at the London venue, added: "I know our audience will be excited by this programme and I can't wait to be back on stage myself."

Previews of Clarence Darrow begin on May 28, while The Crucible follows on June 24 and Electra on September 20.

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