PLAYBILL: “A Clockwork Orange” Is Heading to the New York Stage
Jonno Davies will reprise his performance as Alex DeLarge in the Off-Broadway transfer of the London production.
BY RYAN MCPHEE / JUN 28, 2017
British actor Jonno Davies will make his New York debut this fall in a stage adaptation of A Clockwork Orange. He reprises his performance from the acclaimed London run of the Alexandra Spencer-Jones production. Performances will begin September 2 at New World Stages, where the limited engagement will open officially September 25.
The all-male staging hails from Action to the Word, a U.K.-based theatre group that presents radical interpretations of classics. The production began at the London Fringe prior to playing the Edinburgh Festival, an international tour, and London’s Park Theatre.
Davies first played the role of Alex DeLarge in the Norway tour of the production in 2014. He also led the Singapore tour in 2015 before bringing the show to London earlier this year. His additional stage credits include Shakespeare in Love in the West End and Dracula at the Edinburgh Festival. He has also appeared in the British television series Hollyoaks and Spotless.
Based on Anthony Burgess’ 1962 novel that also inspired the ground-breaking 1971 Stanley Kubrick film, A Clockwork Orange is set in a dystopian British society and follows “ultra-violent” teen Alex, his band of “Droogs,” and the intense reformation therapies he undergoes.
Performances are scheduled to run through January 6, 2018. Additional casting and creative team will be announced at a later date.
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