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Andrew Scott’s new lockdown play to be livestreamed this July

/ 06:48 PM July 23, 2020
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Irish actor Andrew Scott at the BAFTA British Academy Film Awards in London on Feb. 2, 2020. Image: AFP/Adrian Dennis

“Fleabag” star Andrew Scott will take the stage of London’s Old Vic for the new lockdown play “Three Kings”, which will be live-streamed from July 29 through Aug. 1 as part of the theater’s “In Camera” series.

This lockdown play was specifically written for Scott by the English writer and actor Stephen Beresford, while Old Vic artistic director Matthew Warchus will stage the production.

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“Three Kings” delves into “fathers and sons, the gifts and burdens of inheritance, and the unfathomable puzzle of human relationships.”

The play will follow Patrick (portrayed by Scott), as he recalls a brief but life-defining encounter with his absent father that occurred when he was 8 years old.

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The play is the latest installment of the theater’s ongoing “OLD VIC: In Camera” series, which launched back in June with a socially-distanced production of “Lungs” starring Matt Smith and Claire Foy.

In order to comply with new health and safety restrictions induced by the coronavirus pandemic, “Lungs” was broadcast to a select number of people over Zoom.

Much like “Lungs”, the much-anticipated play will be streamed live directly from the Old Vic stage with the empty auditorium as a backdrop for five performances only.

Tickets for “Three Kings” will cost between 10 pounds (P620) and 40 pounds (P2,500), with a limited number available per night on the Old Vic’s website.

While the London institution has turned to live-streamed plays during these past months of lockdown, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently announced that theaters and venues in England will be able to host socially distanced performances and shows from Aug. 1. RGA

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