Kevin Spacey

Clarence Darrow

David W Rintels

‘A barnstorming tour de force that reinforces Spacey’s reputation as among the very finest not just of his generation but of all time.’ The Mail on Sunday

Kevin Spacey returns to The Old Vic stage in Clarence Darrow for a limited run of 6 weeks only following his sell-out and critically acclaimed run of 22 performances in 2014.

David W Rintels’ compelling one man drama is directed by award-winning director Thea Sharrock. The larger than life Darrow known for his legendary wit, relives some of his pivotal experiences, including the infamous Scopes ‘Monkey’ and ‘Thrill Killers’ trials, which established his reputation as a courtroom giant and civil rights hero.


General sale opens 30 January 2015 at 12 noon

Tue 3 March – Sat 11 April 2015
Tue-Sat 7.30pm; Sun 5pm

Approximate Running Time: 1hr 50 mins including a 20-minute interval

Audio Described Performance: Fri 3 April 7.30pm
Captioned Performance: Wed 8 April 7.30pm


£65, £50, £35, £21, £16, 10

Premium seats available. For more information please call the box office

Members may be able to access seats for sold out shows more information


PwC tickets for Under 25s: 100 £12 tickets for all performances. Bookable in advance but tickets must be collected in person from the Box Office with proof of age.

Senior Citizens: £65 and £50 reduced to £35 for all Sunday 5pm performances.

Disabled Patrons: Premium, £65 and £50 seats reduced to £35 for all performances.

All concessions are limited and subject to availability. All 2015 ticket prices (apart from the PwC tickets for Under 25s) include a £1 restoration levy.

There will be a limited number of Day Seats for Clarence Darrow priced from £10, £35 and £65 depending on availability. These are available to purchase in person at the box office from 10am. These will be limited to x2 per person. Please note, there are no Monday performances. Please check the performance schedule for all performance dates and times before arriving at the theatre to purchase your day seats.

Tickets cannot be sold on for commercial gain by any other outlet other than The Old Vic or one of its authorised agents. Failure to comply will make this ticket and transaction void.

Kevin Spacey will be in conversation on stage after the performance of Clarence Darrow on Sunday 29 March. Kevin will discuss his experience as the Artistic Director of The Old Vic as well as his remarkable career as a multi-award winning stage and screen actor, including his collaboration with Sam Mendes and the hit series House of Cards. More info

Special thanks to the Estate of Leslie Nielsen and to Barbaree Nielsen

The Daily Telegraph

Cast Members

  • Kevin Spacey

    Clarence Darrow

Creative Team

  • David W Rintels


  • Thea Sharrock


  • Alan Macdonald


  • Guy Hoare


  • Adrian Johnston


  • Gregory Clarke