Judi Dench – Ben Whishaw Combo Confirmed

By a different source than the New York Post. The Telegraph reports that the John Logan play, still untitled, is expected to open in West End this fall, before transferring to Broadway. The play is described as “about Lewis Carroll’s character looking back on her life” and “boldly original”. The Telegraph article does not mention what character Whishaw will be playing.

Ben Whishaw and Judi Dench, together in a play?

I’m not sure how accurate this item is, (it’s the New York Post after all!), but supposedly Judi Dench has signed on to do a play with the writer of Skyfall, John Logan, about an aging Alice (yes, that Alice, from “Alice in Wonderland”).  And Whishaw is supposedly playing Peter Pan. Errr, what? Peter Pan in “Alice in Wonderland’? Hmmm, seems dodgy. But maybe the play is about Alice feeling jealous that Peter Pan never grows old, while she ages, heh. I really, really want this to be true (Dench and Whishaw, on stage together), but I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Judi Dench as Ophelia in an Old Vic production of Hamlet (1957)

Judi Dench as Gertrude in a National Theatre production of Hamlet (1989), with Daniel Day Lewis as Hamlet.

Ben Whishaw as Hamlet in an Old Vic production of Hamlet (2004).

Link: http://www.nypost.com/p/entertainment/theater/alice_in_geezerland_HlXZdEQMlbGNmjSc89cuCJ?utm_medium=rss&utm_content=Theater