First Glimpse of… Le Grand Mort

Production images have been released for Christopher Renshaw’s production of Stephen Clark’s play. Here’s a glimpse of what audiences can expect… 

Le Grand Mort 4 James Nelson-Joyce (Tim) and  Julian Clary (Michael) Photo Scott Rylander.jpg
(c) Scott Rylander. 

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.

When Tim, his young guest arrives, they engage in a series of funny, thrilling but searingly dangerous mind games, as they try to unravel the reasons why they are both there.

Le Grand Mort 3 Julian Clary (Michael) Photo Scott Rylander.jpg
(c) Scott Rylander. 

This world premiere production of Stephen Clark’s play stars James Nelson- Joyce and Julian Clary and is directed by Christopher Renshaw.

James Nelson-Joyce recently starred in ITV’s  Little Boy Blue, the four part drama about the murder of Rhys Jones in Liverpool in 2007. His other television credits also include appearances in Cilla, Mount Pleasant and Shameless.

Julian Clary is a comedian and novelist. His previous stage credits include performances in the West End musical Taboo as well as playing the role of  ‘Emcee’, in Rufus Norris’s Olivier Award-winning production of Cabaret. 

Le Grand Mort 7 James Nelson-Joyce (Tim) Photo Scott Rylander.jpg
(c) Scott Rylander. 

The production also features designs by Justin Nardella, lighting by Jamie Platt and is produced by Danielle Tarento.

Le Grand Mort will play at the Trafalgar Studios until the 28th October. To book tickets visit:

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