ACS Random presents

The Knight From Nowhere / The Bells

by Andrew Shepherd/Leopold Lewis

Sir Henry Irving, greatest actor of the 19th century, arrives on stage dressed for the wrong play. Discovering he is lately deceased, Irving faces his final judgement in a whirlwind theatrical tour of his life, loves and memorable roles.

Featuring a host of characters from Hamlet, Ophelia and Shylock to Ellen Terry, Bram Stoker and George Bernard Shaw, The Knight From Nowhere is a funny, touching and vibrant tale of the champion of Shakespeare and the first actor to be knighted.

To coincide with the 110th anniversary of Irving's death ACS Random is delighted to present an exciting new take, adapted from their acclaimed 2005 production, following on from their hugely popular Much Ado About Nothing and Hamlet at Park Theatre.

As an extra festive bonus The Bells, the play that made Irving famous overnight, will also be performed as part of the evening to recreate one of the most iconic productions of the Victorian Theatre. Christmas Eve 1834 - a prosperous local mayor is haunted by a horrific murder he committed 15 years ago.



Photos by Katie Cotterell