Rupert will play Sweets in the play Mojo directed by Ian Rickson. The play will start on October 26 at the Harold Pinter Theatre in London an the rehearsals will begin in mid-September.
About the show
This is the first major revival of Mojo which dazzled London when it opened at the Royal Court, prior to a sell-out West End run in 1996.
Mojo is set against the fledgling rock ‘n’ roll scene of 50s Soho, this savagely funny play delves into the sleazy underworld and power games of London’s most infamous district.
The Mojo cast includes includes Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey, The Weir), Rupert Grint (Harry Potter, Driving Lessons), Daniel Mays (Made in Dagenham, Mrs Biggs, The Winterling) and Ben Whishaw (Skyfall, The Hour, Peter and Alice).
Mojo won the Olivier award for Best New Comedy and this revival reunites two of British theatre’s great collaborators; writer Jez Butterworth and director Ian Rickson who, as well as the original production of Mojo, gave us the multi award-winning, hit sensation Jerusalem and the critically acclaimed The River. Ian Rickson is also fresh from other successes including Old Times and Betrayal.
Booking for Mojo tickets opens in September.