Max Irons (BBC TV’s The White Queen) and Rachel Tucker (Wicked) are set to star in Beau Willimon’s FARRAGUT NORTH, which begins at the Southwark Playhouse tonight, September 11, with an opening slated for September 13. The production will run through October 5, 2013, directed by Guy Unsworth.
Stephen Bellamy is a bright young man with a ruthless political ambition. At twenty-five, he is already press secretary to a candidate for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination. He is self-confident, charismatic and strategically brilliant; a player on a meteoric rise to the top. But when Stephen receives an unexpected phone call at a crucial period in the campaign, a decision made in the heat of the moment unleashes a chain of events even he can’t control.
Farragut North is an extraordinary journey into the underworld of politics from Beau Willimon, head writer of the hit US version of House of Cards. It was adapted into The Ides of March, an Oscar and BAFTA-nominated screenplay written by Beau Willimon and George Clooney and directed by George Clooney. This year, Farragut North comes to Southwark Playhouse for its UK Premiere, directed by Guy Unsworth and produced by Peter Huntley Productions.
Tucker will portray a sharp reporter for The New York Times in the production. Tucker, who starred as ‘Elphaba’ in Wicked, has also appeared in the West End in We Will Rock You. Irons’ upcoming big screen projects include Vivaldi and Posh. He has also appeared in The Host, Red Riding Hood, Dorian Gray and Being Julia. His TV credits include The White Queen and The Runaway.