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All New People starring Zach Braff in Scottish Premiere at the King's Theatre, Glasgow


Brand new comedy written by and starring Zach Braff has its Scottish Premiere at the King’s Theatre in 2012.
American actor Zach Braff (Scrubs and Garden State) is to make his UK stage acting debut in a new comedy, All New People. The witty play, written by Braff, will be directed by award-winning Peter Dubois. All New People will open at the King’s Theatre, Glasgow on Tuesday 14 February for one week before arriving in London for a strictly limited 10-week run at the Duke of York’s Theatre in the West End.

On coming to Glasgow Zach said:
I've never been to Scotland, so I'm so excited to go and so honoured that I get to perform my play for a Glasgow audience. I've seen such beautiful pictures of Scotland and I'm buying a guide book tomorrow. I've heard a lot about the thriving cultural scene there, but I've never had the opportunity to visit. Hopefully I'll meet some locals who can clue me in to all the cool places to explore.

I've also always wanted to live in a foreign country. It's always been a dream of mine to do a play in the UK. I never imagined I'd be lucky enough to have it be a play I'd written, let alone at the King’s Theatre. I am so honoured, but to be asked by the esteemed Ambassador Theatre Group to bring my play "All New People" to Glasgow is something that sounds too good to be true.


This angst-fuelled comedy saw New York’s Second Stage Theatre packed out nightly and received rave reviews from US critics, with its present day dilemmas and take on four very different characters way of life.


In the dead of winter, at his wealthy friends’ luxury Long Beach Island apartment, Charlie (Zach Braff) has hit rock bottom on his 35th birthday. Away from the rest of the world, this perfect escape is interrupted by a motley parade of misfits who show up and change his plans. A hired beauty, a fireman, and an eccentric British real estate agent desperately trying to stay in the country all suddenly find themselves tangled together in a beach house where the mood is anything but sunny, while Charlie just wishes they’d leave and let him get on with it.

Best known for the smash-hit TV comedy Scrubs – nominated for 17 Emmy Awards and watched by over 22 million people worldwide – writer, director and star of the award winning Garden State, Zach Braff is a three time Golden Globe nominee and Grammy Award winner. Peter Dubois was awarded the Callaway Award for Excellence in Directing from the Society of Stage Directors, and recently won the Elliot Norton Award for Best Production from the Boston Theatre Critics Association. Earlier this year DuBois directed Becky Shaw at the Almeida Theatre, which was nominated for an Evening Standard Theatre Award.


The UK production will feature an all new cast and further casting announcements will follow.


PERFORMANCES
Tue 14 – Sat 18th Feb
Tue – Sat eves 7.30pm
Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm
Tickets: £12 – £29.50

Box Office 0844 871 7648 (Bkg fee)

www.atgtickets.com/glasgow (bkg fee)

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