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Stewart To Tread West End Boards Once Again Next Year

By Chris Wales
October 27, 2004 - 8:48 AM

Patrick Stewart is no stranger to the stage – and is already lining up for his next role in London's West End opposite Dawson's Creek actor Joshua Jackson (Pacey).

According to Playbill, A Life In Theatre will begin January 27th, 2005 at the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. The David Mamet play is a comedy which revolves around two actors – veteran Robert (Stewart) and newcomer John (Jackson). The play is about the friendship and rivalry between the two actors, both at opposite ends of their careers and both struggling with the uncertainties of their profession.

Stewart last appeared in the West End during May of last year in Ibsen's The Master Builder as Halvard Solness, a master architect. He also provided his distinctive vocal talents earlier this year for Disney's Snow White - An Enchanting New Musical. Stewart has a long and varied list of public performances – indeed, he was speaking live when he was spotted as a potential candidate for the role of Jean-Luc Picard.

Stewart also recently recovered from angioplasty, an operation designed to prevent blood flow problems through arteries (story). He is also rumoured to be under consideration for the part of Superman's father in the upcoming film "Superman Returns", and will reprise his role as Professor Xavier in "X-Men 3" in 2006.

The original announcement can be found at Playbill. Thanks to Tyler Volz for this!

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