It has been announced that the comedian will star in the world premiere production of Stephen Clark’s black comedy at the Trafalgar Studios from the 20th September.
In his super stylish, sterilely beautiful Notting Hill kitchen, Michael is preparing dinner for two.
As he meticulously cuts the vegetables with almost a surgeon’s precision, he talks, with knife-like wit, about cases in history where the human body has continued to prove useful even after death.
As he slices and chops, one wonders who is coming for dinner and what the main course might be.
The play was written by the four-time Olivier Award nominated writer especially for Julian Clary and will be directed by Christopher Renshaw for this world premiere production.
Talking about the news Julian Clary said: “In 2010 Stephen Clark took me out to lunch in Camden and told me he’d like to write a play for me. How lovely, how flattering, how unusual! Over the following few years I got the occasional email from Stephen saying ‘I haven’t forgotten the play!’ but I decided he’d probably thought better of it. We were both busy with life, work and in Stephen’s case, some serious health issues. Then, one day in 2013, it arrived. A funny, dark, beautiful play…Le Grand Mort will take me so far out of my comfort zone I may never return.”
More casting for the production has yet to be confirmed.
The production will feature designs by Justin Nardella, lighting by Jamie Platt and is produced by Danielle Tarento.
Le Grand Mort will play at the Trafalgar Studios from the 20th September. To book tickets visit ATG Tickets.