Andrew Scott to star in UK premiere of The Dazzle

Sherlock and Spectre star Andrew Scott will star in the UK première of Richard Greenberg’s The Dazzle at new theatre FOUND111 on Charing Cross Road.

The production – directed by Simon Evans – will feature Scott alongside David Dawson (The Duchess of Malfi) and opens on 15 December for a strictly limited season until 30 January 2016. Further casting will be announced shortly.

The Dazzle is a co-production between Michael Grandage Company and Emily Dobbs Productions and continues Grandage’s tradition of offering affordable access to his productions, with £10 ticket will be available for all performances.

According to press materials, the play – which won an Outer Critics Circle Award when it opened in New York in 2000 – takes place in New York City at the beginning of the 20th Century. “Two brothers sit in their home surrounded by 136 tons of hoarded junk. When a beautiful guest arrives, everybody’s lives are thrown into sharp focus.”

Scott – who stars in the latest Bond film, Spectre, opening on Monday – was last seen on stage in Simon Stephens’ Birdland at the Royal Court. His other theatre credits includeAristocrats, Emperor and Galilean (National Theatre) and A Girl in a Car with a Man(Royal Court) for which he won the Olivier Award for Outstanding Achievement in an Affiliate Theatre in 2005.

FOUND111 is a new venture at ‪111 Charing Cross Road – the original site of the Central St Martins School of Art – launched by Emily Dobbs Productions and Rachel Edwards for Tooting Arts Club, whose production of Barbarians is currently running at the venue until 7 November.