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Derek Jacobi

Sir Derek George Jacobi, CBE is an English actor and film director. A "forceful, commanding stage presence", Jacobi has enjoyed a highly successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as Hamlet, Uncle Vanya, and Oedipus the King. He received a Tony Award for his performance in Much Ado About Nothing. His stage work also included playing Octavius Caesar, Edward II, Richard III, and Cyrano de Bergerac. In addition to being a founder member of the Royal National Theatre and winning several prestigious theatre awards, Jacobi has also enjoyed a successful television career, starring in the critically praised adaptation of Robert Graves's I, Claudius, for which he won a BAFTA; the titular role in the acclaimed medieval drama series Cadfael, and Stanley Baldwin in The Gathering Storm. Though principally a stage actor, Jacobi has appeared in a number of films, such as Henry V, Dead Again, Gladiator, Gosford Park, The Golden Compass, The King's Speech, My Week with Marilyn, and the forthcoming Hippie Hippie Shake. He holds a British knighthood and has been awarded the Knight 1 Class of the Order of the Dannebrog.

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Derek Jacobi is preparing for

  • Cyrano de Bergerac - Producer

    20:30, Thu 3rd October 2019 - Mon 7th October 2019 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    20:15, Thu 10th October 2019 - Mon 14th October 2019 at Sadler's Wells Theatre
    14:45, Thu 17th October 2019 - Mon 21st October 2019 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Cyrano de Bergerac is a play written in 1897 by Edmond Rostand. Although there was a real Cyrano de Bergerac, the play is a fictionalization of his life that follows the broad outlines of it. The enti…

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Master Carpenter

    13:15, Sat 19th October 2019 - Tue 22nd October 2019 at Gielgud Theatre

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the "plantation…

  • Hedda Gabler - Director

    14:45, Thu 31st October 2019 - Tue 5th November 2019 at Random Venue 84

    Hedda Gabler is a play first published in 1890 by Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen. The play premiered in 1891 in Germany to negative reviews, but has subsequently gained recognition as a classic of …

  • Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - Costume Designer

    19:30, Sat 23rd November 2019 - Tue 26th November 2019 at Chichester Festival Theatre

    Cat on a Hot Tin Roof is a play by Tennessee Williams. One of Williams's best-known works and his personal favorite, the play won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955. Set in the "plantation…

  • The Pajama Game - Poopsie, Virginia

    19:15, Thu 5th December 2019 - Tue 10th December 2019 at Random Venue 1

    The Pajama Game is a musical based on the novel 7½ Cents by Richard Bissell. It features a score by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story deals with labor troubles in a pajama factory, where worker …

  • Damn Yankees - Drums

    21:00, Thu 2nd April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre
    20:15, Sat 4th April 2020 at Random Venue 45
    21:00, Sun 5th April 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    Damn Yankees is a musical comedy with a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. The story is a modern retelling of the Faust legend set during t…

  • A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum - Master Carpenter

    21:00, Fri 8th May 2020 - Wed 13th May 2020 at Haymarket Theatre

    A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart. Inspired by the farces of the ancient Roman playwrig…

  • Hair - Jeannie Ryan

    17:15, Thu 30th July 2020 - Tue 4th August 2020 at Sadler's Wells Theatre

    Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical is a rock musical with a book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. A product of the hippie counter-culture and sexual revo…

  • Cabaret - Producer

    18:00, Fri 28th August 2020 - Wed 2nd September 2020 at Barbican Centre

    Cabaret is a musical based on a book written by Christopher Isherwood, music by John Kander and lyrics by Fred Ebb. The 1966 Broadway production became a hit and spawned a 1972 film as well as numerou…

  • The Merchant of Venice - Sound Designer

    21:00, Thu 22nd October 2020 - Tue 27th October 2020 at Random Venue 96

    The Merchant of Venice is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written between 1596 and 1598. Though classified as a comedy in the First Folio and sharing certain aspects with Shakespe…

  • The Trojan Women - Cassandra

    19:30, Wed 13th January 2021 at Crucible Theatre

    The Trojan Women, also known as Troades, is a tragedy by the Greek playwright Euripides. Produced in 415 BC during the Peloponnesian War, it is often considered a commentary on the capture of the Aege…

  • Next to Normal - Publicity Designer

    19:30, Thu 18th February 2021 - Wed 24th February 2021 at Random Venue 55

    Next to Normal is a rock musical with book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey and music by Tom Kitt. Its story concerns a mother who struggles with worsening bipolar disorder and the effect that her illness h…

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