BAFTA and Golden Globe nominee Rupert Everett will star in John Mortimer's celebrated autobiographical play A Voyage Round My Father at Cambridge Arts Theatre.

Opening later this month, the play tells the story of a brilliant and eccentric barrister and his son - who yearns for his love and respect.

The father's tea-time conversation takes in everything from music hall, adultery, evolution, the 'ridiculous inconvenience' of sex, Shakespeare and the importance of avoiding anything heroic in wartime.

In shining a light on the delicate relationship between a young man and his father - who adores his garden, hates visitors and whose blindness is never mentioned - A Voyage Round My Father introduces the audience to a cast of hilarious characters.

Rupert Everett's film roles have included My Best Friend's WeddingThe Importance of Being EarnestAn Ideal HusbandDance with a Stranger and The Happy Prince.

His stage roles include Blithe Spirit on Broadway, Pygmalion and The Judas Kiss in the West End and Uncle Vanya in the Theatre Royal Bath Summer Season.

Joining Rupert Everett on stage will be Jack Bardoe, Eleanor David, Allegra Marland, Julian Wadham, Heather Bleasdale, Zena Carswell, John Dougall, Calum Finlay, Richard Hodder, Leoni Kibbey and Rob Pomfret.

The artistic team for A Voyage Round My Father includes film, television, opera and theatre director and former director of the National Theatre Richard Eyre.

He is joined by Olivier and Tony award-winning creatives - designer Bob Crowley and co-lighting designers Hugh Vanstone and Sam Waddington.


They will work alongside sound designer John Leonard, composer Stephen Warbeck and casting director Gilly Schiller.

Playwright John Mortimer was also a novelist and barrister, renowned for his political dramas and creator of TV series Rumpole of the Bailey.

Performances will take place at Cambridge Arts Theatre from Tuesday, October 17 to Saturday, October 21 at 7.30pm.

Matinée performances will be held at 2.30pm on the Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday.

Tickets cost between £25 and £50, and all ticket prices include a £3 booking fee.

To book visit or call the box office on 01223 503333.