Oliver Llewellyn-Jenkins opens to the press this evening in The Hairy Ape at the Old Vic Theatre as part of Matthew Warchus’s first season as artistic director. Richard Jones directs this production.
A classic expressionist masterpiece by Nobel prize-winner Eugene O’Neill, The Hairy Ape tells the story of Yank, played by Bertie Carvel, a labourer who revels in his status as the strongest stoker on a transatlantic ocean liner. But when Yank is called a ‘filthy beast’ by the overbred daughter of a steel merchant, he experiences an awakening of consciousness that leads him on a journey through the wealthy neighbourhoods and disenfranchised underbelly of New York society. Searching for a way to belong, Yank is forced to confront primal questions about his true place in the world.Overview
Oliver trained at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
Screen credits include Leprechaun Returns (SyFy), Christopher Robin (Disney), The Left Behind (BBC), the BAFTA Award Winning Drama Care & Stella (Tidy Productions).
Stage credits include The Play That Goes Wrong at the Duchess Theatre, The Hairy Ape at The Old Vic, World Cup Final 1966 at Bristol Old Vic and Monkey Son in the hit adaptation of The Twits at The Royal Court Theatre.About Sainou
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