Matt Smith is to return to the Royal Court Theatre, London, for a brand-new play, Unreachable.
Written by by Scottish playwright and director, Anthony Neilson, Unreachable will focus on a film director obsessed with his art, with capturing the perfect light, but the play is said to progress by Neilson working with the cast and reacting to their work and suggestions during rehearsal. Neilson’s has previously worked at the Royal Court Theatre on plays including Heredity, The Lying Kind, and The Get Out.
Matt Smith of course played the Eleventh Doctor from 2010 to 2013, including the 50th anniversary special, The Day of the Doctor – which also starred Jonjo O’Neill, who will act alongside Smith in Unreachable!
They’ll be joined by Amanda Drew (EastEnders), Tamara Lawrance (Undercover), and Richard Pyros (Hacksaw Ridge).
Matt’s first appearance at the Royal Court Theatre was 2004’s Fresh Kills, while a further role at the theatre presented itself in 2007’s That Face, for which he won the Evening Standard’s award for Best Newcomer. His most recent role for theatre was in 2013- 14 in American Psycho, at London’s Almeida Theatre (before the new musical transferred to Broadway), in which he played the lead role, Patrick Bateman.
During rehearsals for Unreachable, online content will be released on YouTube, the first of which is out now.
Containing adult language so only suitable for over 14s, Unreachable will run at the Royal Court Theatre for solely a 5-week run from 8th July to 6th August. Tickets are available now, setting you back between £10 and £12.