Mojo Theatre Breaks in London
Starring: Rupert Grint, Daniel Mays, Ben Whishaw and Brendan Coyle, Colin Morgan and Tom Rhys Harris
Summary: Mojo Theatre Breaks are no longer available to book
Theatre: Harold Pinter Theatre
4 stars Awarded by: Daily Telegraph, The Guardian
- “Mojo has buckets of impudent panache.Daniel Mays, an actor of compelling virtuosity … is at the top of his game here.” Daily Telegraph
- “Daniel Mays is on superb form as a jittery spiv who keeps shifting his loyalties … You won’t find much better ensemble acting than this.” The Guardian
- “A confident and ballsy play which explodes its vision of the perils of hopeless, cocksure, violent, seedy criminality with volcanic power.” The Stage
|Harry Potter star, Rupert Grint, will make his stage debut alongside seasoned theatre performers Ben Whishaw, Daniel Mays, Colin Morgan and Brendan Coyle in director Ian Rickson’s revival of Jez Butterworth’s Olivier Award-winning play Mojo.The 1950s Soho-set drama tells the story of aspiring rock ‘n’ roll star Johnny Silver who, against all the best efforts of his manager and Atlantic Club owner Ezra, falls prey to local gangster Sam Ross.Director Rickson returns to the Harold Pinter theatre following successful productions of Old Times and Betrayal. He has collaborated with playwright Butterworth on a number of previous plays including the multi-award-winning Jerusalem, The Winterling, The Night Heron, Parlour Song and most recently The River. Mojo was first performed at the Royal Court theatre in 1995.Rupert Grint, who was everyone’s best friend, Ron Weasley, in the Harry Potter films, is the latest star of the wizardry phenomenon to turn his talents to the stage following Daniel Radcliffe, Bonnie Wright, Matthew Lewis and Harry Melling who have all trod the West End boards in 2013.Skyfall actor Ben Whishaw recently appeared opposite his Bond co-star Dame Judi Dench in the Michael Grandage Company’s production of Peter And Alice. His other film credits include Cloud Atlas and The Tempest and on tv he was seen in 2012 in The Hour and The Hallow Crown.
Daniel Mays has had a long and successful career on both stage and screen. He was last seen in London at the Donmar Warehouse in Trelawny Of The Wells and will be recognisable from films such as Atonement and Vera Drake plus ITV series Mrs Biggs.
Brendan Coyle, is, of course, the face behind the character of valet Mr Bates in ITV’s hit-period drama Downton Abbey and he can currently be seen in Sky 1 comedy Starlings with Sarah Lancashire.