Finty Williams will recreate a theatrical role made famous by his mother Judi Dench in a play that also starred his late father.
The actress will appear in Hugh Whitemore's 1983 drama, Pack of Lies, next month at the Menier chocolate factory in Southwark. The piece is full of intensity because the playwright died just two weeks ago.
"It's scary," Finty said of the production in which his parents, Judi and Michael Williams, played Bob and Barbara Jackson, and asked him to spy on their neighbors (and best friends) suspected of being Soviet spies.
"It's an incredibly daunting prospect to play whatever role you've seen touching someone brilliantly," said Finty, who told me he was about ten years old when he first saw his parents in Pack of Lies.
Finty Williams will recreate a theatrical role made famous by his mother Judi Dench in a play that also starred his late father. The piece is full of intensity because the playwright died only two weeks ago
She said she remembered that they were "really amazing." "I read the script the other day and I can hear Mama's voice doing it, what an incredible emotion to do something they did, I'm a bit overwhelmed in a very strange way," said the actress, who has been busy recording an audio version of Tell Me You & # 39; re Mine by Elisabeth Noreback.
When did you tell your mother? "Oh, friend, I was talking on the phone in five minutes! & # 39; He thought for a moment and said: "It must be very strange for her. Your children grow up and have an age that you can remember. "
Williams, 45, added: "I do not think Mom thinks it was a long time ago, really, Bless it, she still thinks I can play Juliet, I do not know under what lighting I can play Juliet, maybe with a little girl night light illuminating the stage. "Finty said he was not planning to ask for help from his mother unless he finds me with something I do not know how to do. & # 39;
She said she remembered that they were "really amazing." "I read the script the other day and I can hear Mom's voice doing it, what an incredible emotion to do something they did.
She does not want to be a copy of her mother in the program and is aware that there will be people who make comparisons. "But I'm not her."
David Babani, who runs Menier Chocolate Factory, where the work will be screened from September 20, said it is a pertinent political piece about lying (think Trump and Brexit).
Principal Hannah Chissick will begin rehearsals in late August and has just added Jasper Britton to the cast. Interpret the British intelligence officer to whom the Jacksons report on the activities of their neighbors.
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