confirmed for UK stage role
out Leeds, there's going to be a deluge of extra visitors this June!
The reason? A rare chance to see Patrick Stewart doing what he does best
- acting on stage - at the West Yorkshire
The confirmation came in
an article at the BBC
Leeds Online web site this week, but don't start ringing the box
office just yet - tickets aren't on sale until April.
The play, by Bradford born
B Priestley, is 'Johnson Over Jordan' - a little known work
which WYP artistic director Jude Kelly describes as "...like a Yorkshire
version of 'It's a Wonderful Life' ".
Kelly directed Patrick in
the hugely successful 1997 production of 'Othello' in Washington
D.C. and has been trying for some time to find the opportunity to have
him appear at WYP. Well done Jude! Wonder if Trevor Nunn has similar
plans for the National?
Thanks to Karen Rourk once
again for the lead!
UK TV dates for February
are repeating 'MGM - When the Lion Roars', an excellent documentary
hosted by Patrick about the famous film studios and it's stars.
Part 1 is on Friday
16th Feb. at 13:15 pm.
Part 2 on Friday 23rd
Feb. also at 13.15 pm.
I, Claudius continues
on UK Drama at the following dates/times:
Episode 2 - Sun. 11th @ 22:50
/ Mon. 12th @ 02:40
Episode 3 - Mon. 12th @ 03:40
Episode 4 - Thurs. 15th @ 21:00
/ Fri. 16th @ 01:10 / Sun. 18th 23:00 / Mon. 19th 03:00
Episode 5 - Thurs. 15th @ 22:05
/ Fri. 16th @ 02:15 / Mon. 19th @ 00:05 / Mon. 19th @ 04:00
Episode 6 - Thurs. 22nd @ 21:00
/ Fri. 23rd @ 01:10
Episode 7 - Thurs. 22nd @ 22:05
/ Fri. 23rd @ 02:10
available to rent and buy in UK
more good news for UK fans...you can now rent X-Men
from your local video store, and come 12th March will be able to
buy the PAL video or Region 2 DVD.
The DVD has extra features
including interview snippets with Stewart and the rest of the cast as part
of the 'Mutant Watch' feature. Amongst the deleted scenes which
you can insert back into the film are two featuring Prof. X with
for 'Woolf' move to Minneapolis
||Rehearsals for the forthcoming
'Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?' in which Patrick stars as the
embittered George, have now transferred from New York to Minneapolis
where the play open on February 24th at the Guthrie
Theater and continues until April 1st. For tickets call
director of 'Woolf' David Esbjornson, is also directing Edward Albee's'Play
about the Baby' in NYC and wanted to ensure the previews for this new
work went well, before moving to 'Woolf' in Minneapolis.
was amongst the guests at the opening night party for 'Baby' sporting a
full beard - in preparation for the role of George.
have a report on the event plus some photos of Stewart with said beard...you
have been warned!
Thanks to Aline, Kate and