Milton Keynes actor Jonno Davies is set to take New York’s theatre-land by storm in the coming months.
Twenty-five year old Jonno, from Walnut Tree, is to make his New York stage debut, starring as lead character Alexander DeLarge in Action to the Word’s adaptation of A Clockwork Orange, at the New World Stages Theatre off-Broadway from 2 September through to mid-January next year.
He is no stranger to the role however, having played ultra-violent teenager DeLarge in tours of the production in Europe and Asia, as well as a sold-out run in London earlier this year to rave reviews.
Broadway World described his performance as 'without doubt one of the standout lead performances of the year.'
As the only British actor in an otherwise all-American cast, he is very excited to be leading the production in the Big Apple.
“Prior to helping cast the show a few weeks ago I’d never been to New York”, Jonno said.
"There's definitely a hype starting to form and I'm still trying to get used to walking past posters of myself. It’s pretty hectic, as I'm rehearsing six days a week as well as doing interviews, photoshoots and all sorts of promotional work.
"Having a completely new American cast has brought a really vibrant and refreshing perspective to the show so I can't wait for us to open!"
Davies is a former student of Bedford School and trained at the Italia Conti Academy of Performing Arts, the oldest drama school in the world. In addition to A Clockwork Orange, he has appeared in Shakespeare in Love in the West End, A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Theatre Riverside and the title role in Dracula at the Edinburgh Fringe.
His film and TV credits include Kingsman: The Secret Service, In The Name of Ben Hur, Casualty, Doctors, Hollyoaks and Spotless. He also plays Andrew King in the forthcoming British cyber-crime thriller Milk and Honey. By coincidence, much of Milk and Honey was filmed in Milton Keynes and is due for release later this year.
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