Writer Mark Healy has adapted a number of classics for the stage including Far From The Madding Crowd for English Touring Theatre, Sense and Sensibility for Northcott Theatre and a UK tour of another John Fowles classic The French Lieutenant's Woman.
His adaptations have been performed all over the world including USA, Mexico, Germany and Greece.
Director Joe Hufton returns to The Vaults where he was Associate Director on the critically acclaimed Alice’s Adventures Underground.
He was previously Performance Director on Secret Cinema’s Back To The Future and directed Secret Cinema’s Dead Poets Society.
He has also recently directed Scarlet at the Southwark Playhouse (starring Poldark’s Heida Reed), Fable at The Vaults and Portia at Theatre 503.
John Fowles is a giant of British literature and was named as one of the 50 greatest post war British writers by The Times.
His works, including The Magus, The French Lieutenant’s Woman and The Collector, have been translated into multiple languages and several of his works have been adapted for cinema.
The Collector was made into a film starring Terrence Stamp and Samantha Eggar in 1965 and it was nominated for three Oscars and Samantha Eggar won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Motion Picture (Drama).
The film was directed by William Wyler (Ben Hur, Funny Girl, Roman Holiday) and he famously turned down the chance to direct The Sound Of Music to tell the story of Frederick Clegg and Miranda Grey.
Frederick Clegg loves Miranda Grey.
Miranda Grey loves Frederick Clegg, she just doesn’t know it yet.
She has never met him, she has never spoken to him, but she will fall in love with him - Frederick will make sure of it, no matter what.
The Collector tells the story of Frederick Clegg, a lonely young man, who collects butterflies in his spare time and his obsession with a beautiful art student, Miranda Grey.
When he comes into a large amount of money he leaves his job, buys a remote farmhouse and prepares the basement for a very special house guest.
The Collector is an enthralling psychological thriller which brings to life one of British literature's most terrifying characters.
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London SE1 7AD
Performance days & times
Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm
Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm
Friday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm
Saturday - 2-30pm
Sunday - 4-00pm
2-4 & 9 August: £12.50
(plus booking fee)
5-7, 10-14 , 16 & 23 August: £15.00
17-21 & 24 - 28 August: £18.00
(plus booking fee)
Author: Mark Healy (from the novel by John Fowles)
Director: Joe Hufton
Production: Announcement Productions