Kevin Spacey makes a welcome return to the role of Clarence Darrow at The Old Vic.
The story of a pioneering lawyer, Darrow has appeared previously in the Old Vics production of Inherit the Wind as well as in the PBS film Darrow. Clearly a big hit with audiences, in no small part down to Spacey's magnetic performances, the character is directed here by Thea Sharrock.
A compelling, one man tour de force, this latest encounter with Darrow see the larger than life lawyer using his wit to relate some vital episodes from his colourful past. A highly entertaining trawl through his most memorable exploits, expect gems from pivotal moments such as the infamous Scopes Monkey and Thrill Killers trials, which established Darrow as a hero of the civil rights movement and one of the greats of the courtroom.
- Thea Sharrock