Everyone’s new favourite heartthrob Timothée Chalamet will star in 4000 Miles at The Old Vic.
To say Timothée Chalamet is on an unstoppable roll right now is honestly an understatement. Oscar-nominated for Call Me By Your Name, a rising fashion icon, and lusted after on the internet, the man is onto something good right now. So naturally, the next step is to tread the boards at one of London’s most famed theatres; happily, news of exactly this has been confirmed, and tickets are on sale now!
Chalamet will star in 4000 Miles, a Pulitzer Prize-nominated play from Amy Herzog, arriving at The Old Vic on April 16th (with previews from April 6th). It’s a production full of star power, as he’ll be playing opposite Dame Eileen Atkins, who recently starred as Queen Mary in The Crown.
The play is a family drama that has the odd couple of 21-year old Leo (Chalamet) and his nonagenarian grandmother Vera (Atkins) at its heart. When Leo’s cross-country cycle trip goes wrong, he finds himself on Vera’s Manhattan doorstep in the middle of the night, setting the scene for a collision of worlds that explores themes of grief and bridging the divides between generations.
Director Matthew Warchus describes it as a “gorgeous play which abounds with intimate beauty and truth”. Whilst I’m sure that’s correct, it’s also true that a significant slice of the audience will be here for Chalamet first and foremost. Tickets are on sale now – grab one, and you too can enjoy the Chalamania!
Also published on Medium.