Mark Jenkins’ play is a brilliant exploration of one of film’s iconic figures, Orson Welles. Through Christian McKay’s confident performance, under Josh Richard’s direction, the play examines the seeds of Welles’ self-destruction, sown in his youth.
As Alistair Spoke wrote in The Daily Telegraph, “The arc of his career, from overachieving wunderkind to an overweight clown, has the simplicity of classical tragedy and makes for compelling theatre.”
Lyn Gardner wrote in The Guardian “… a meditation on the mysteries of prodigy and creativity, success and failure.”
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Mark Jenkins’ ROSEBUD returned to New York as part of the “Brits off Broadway” festival at 59E59 Theaters, and had a reprise in Edinburgh at the 2007 Fringe. ROSEBUD and Mark’s “Playing Burton” continue to be played year after year.
Carol Tambor publishes a monthly newsletter, which announces worthy shows coming to New York, along with occasional information about London theatre and, of course, the Edinburgh Fringe.