Jude Law and John Malkovich to return to London stage in 2017 plays


Oscar nominees Jude Law and John Malkovich will both return to the London stage in 2017 in new plays.

Jude will star in the world premiere of Obsession at the Barbican, a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's eponymous film which will be directed by Ivo Van Hove, who recently won a Tony for his production of A View From The Bridge starring Mark Strong.

Jude Law attending the European premiere of Spy at the Odeon Leicester Square, London.

John will also tread the boards at the Barbican, appearing in a new one-man music theatre piece titled Call Me God.

His last London theatre appearance saw him portray a serial killer in The Infernal Comedy at the Barbican in 2011, a piece written specifically for him.

John Malkovich during the filming of the Graham Norton Show at London Studios.

Jude's last outing on the stage in the capital was in The Vote at the Donmar Warehouse in 2015, following a run as Henry V at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2013 and 2014.

The Barbican Centre will celebrate the power of the moving image throughout the 2017 season, with projects and events that honour the world of film, including new work from artists Richard Mosse and John Akomfrah; an exhibition called Into the Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction; and a residency from American techno DJ and producer Jeff Mills.