John Hurt will join Kenneth Branagh in the West End production of John Osborne’s The Entertainer this summer. Directed by Rob Ashford, the production begins performances at the Garrick Theatre on August 20 with opening night August 30.Hurt, who will play Billy Rice, has been on stage in Travesties, Little Malcolm and His Struggle Against the Eunuchs, Inadmissible Evidence,The Seagull with Natasha Richardson, A Month in the Country opposite Helen Mirren and Heroes. His film work includes Alien, Midnight Express, The Elephant Man, 1984, The Hit, The Field, Love and Death on Long Island, V for Vendetta, TinkerTailor Soldier Spy, Snowpiercer, Hercules and Mr. Ollivander in the Harry Potter series.The cast will also feature Jonah Hauer-King as Frank Rice, Sophie McShera as Jean Rice and Greta Sachhi as Phoebe Rice. Set against the backdrop of post-war Britain, The Entertainer conjures the seedy glamour of the old music halls for an examination of public masks and private torment.The Entertainer completes Branagh’s takeover of the Garrick, which saw The Winter’s Tale and Harlequinade earlier this season and will welcome The Painkiller and Romeo and Juliet this spring. John Hurt(Photo: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images) View Comments
Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture SuppliedTHIS designer home was way ahead of its time, built over three levels, it’s perfect for helping families make it through the teenage years.Built in 1962 to art deco style by a European builder and entrepreneur, it was then sold to a Brisbane architect who went about modernising it, according to agent Larry McQuie of McQuie Fine Homes who’s marketing the property. Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture Supplied Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture Supplied“Spread over three levels, the five bedroom home has had the flexibility to allow children to be close to the parents on the third level while young and then later as teenagers and university students relocate to the ground floor where there are bedrooms, bathroom, additional kitchen, large living/media room, study and gym area.”He said the current owners found it perfect for their lifestyle and professions, both much travelled with one a travel and tropical medicine specialist and the other an international marketing chief executive. Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture Supplied“This is arguably the most solidly constructed residential building in Brisbane,” he said.The interior, garden and living spaces were modernised so that they would blend into the neighbouring rainforest.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home5 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor5 hours agoThe current owners, he said, had been on the property for 17 years, which is where the home’s suitability for teenagers became very clear. Carmody Road St Lucia. Picture Supplied“It has been perfect for their boys who have attended Brisbane Boys College, St Peters Lutheran College and the University of Queensland, all of which are barely 1km from the home.”The home is just 4km from the Brisbane CBD and 1km to the parks of the University of Queensland.It was full-renovated four years ago to further open up the home with large feature windows, modern kitchen and bathrooms and totally rewired, re-plumbed with commercial standard internet cabling added as well.With their children grown and now working, the owners are downsizing and plan to spend a lot of time in Asia and Europe.