Will Alan Rickman Teach Seminar in West End???Date: 13 January 2012
Described as being in "early discussions" to transfer with the production, which opened at Broadway's John Golden Theatre on 20 November (previews from 27 October 2011), producer David Ian has told the Mail's Baz Bamigboye that the show will not make it to London unless Rickman comes with it.
In Seminar, four young writers are thrilled to be participating in a private seminar taught by the brilliant but unpredictable Leonard (Rickman), an international literary legend. But as Leonard deems some students more promising than others, tensions arise. Sex is used as a weapon, alliances are made and broken, and it’s not just the wordplay that turns vicious.
Winner of the 2006 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Play and his direction of My Name Is Rachel Corrie at the Royal Court, which he developed with Katharine Viner, Rickman portrayed potions master Severus Snape in the blockbuster Harry Potter film franchise from 2001 to 2011.
He was recently seen on stage in Ibsen's John Gabriel Borkman at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin in 2010 where he appeared alongside Lindsay Duncan and Fiona Shaw. That production transferred to the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York early last year.
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