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This Is Our Youth
This Is Our Youth
This Is Our Youth with Kieran Culkin and Colin Hanks: young Hollywood's ticket to the West End?
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Our theatre critic Mark Shenton previews the re-cast return of young Hollywood's ticket to the West End...

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Sometimes showbusiness is no different to any other family firm, with kids following their parents into the business from generation to generation.

The Redgraves are probably our foremost theatrical dynasty, of course, closely followed by father and son directors Sir Peter and Edward Hall.

Sean Bean
Sean Bean

While Sir Peter is currently directing a revival of Mrs Warren's Profession at the Strand, with his own daughter Rebecca Hall as Mrs Warren's daughter, young Ed's new production of Macbeth, starring Sean Bean in the title role and Samantha Bond as Lady M, has just opened at the Albery.

Acting mettle

Now America's finest are sending us their siblings and progeny to test their acting mettle on the West End stage, too.

Earlier in the summer we had Broadway actress Blythe Danner's daughter (better known as Gwyneth Paltrow) at the Donmar in Proof, as well as Casey Affleck (brother of Ben) and Summer Phoenix (sister of the late River and Joaquin) in This Is Our Youth.

Cast of This Is Our Youth
The new cast of This Is Our Youth

Kenneth Lonergan's play now returns to the West End's Garrick Theatre, opening tonight (following previews) with Colin Hanks (son of Tom) and Kieran Culkin (brother of Macaulay) starring alongside Alison Lohman (soon to be seen in the film White Oleander).

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They star as a trio of rich but bored New York kids who unexpectedly find they have $15,000 stolen dollars to blow in this award-winning comedy, directed by Laurence Boswell who spent the summer directing Madonna in Up for Grabs.

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