Desmond Barrit

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Desmond Barrit is a Welsh actor, best known for his stage work.

Biography[edit]

Barrit appeared in The History Boys at Wyndham's Theatre portraying the general studies teacher, Hector, made famous by Richard Griffiths in the film version.[1]

In 2003, he played Shylock in the Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.

On 7 July 2008, he took over the role of The Wizard from Nigel Planer in the West End production of Wicked at the Apollo Victoria Theatre. Originally set to begin 9 June, his performance had to be postponed to undergo an operation.[2]

Beginning 12 December 2011, he returned to Wicked, reprising his role of the Wizard, taking over from Clive Carter. He ended his third return engagement with the show on 7 July 2012 (four years after his debut), and was replaced three weeks later by Keith Bartlett.[3]

In 2014, he appeared as Michaud in Helen Edmundson's adaptation of Therese Raquin at the Theatre Royal, Bath.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rees, Jasper (2007-12-31). "The History Boys: The school trip of a lifetime". London: The Telegraph online. Retrieved 2008-07-31.
  2. ^ "Desmond Barrit to Join Wicked in June". Broadway.com. 2008-03-24. Archived from the original on 2008-04-01. Retrieved 2008-03-25.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2012-05-29.
  4. ^ http://www.theatreroyal.org.uk/page/3028/Thercse+Raquin/858