Timothee Chalamet’s debut on London’s West End, play 4000 Miles, officially canceled: ‘We’re sorry’


Timothee Chalamet’s debut on London’s West End, play 4000 Miles, officially canceled: ‘We’re sorry not to have better news’

What was supposed to be Timothee Chalamet’s debut on the iconic West End in London has been canceled.

The 26-year-old thespian was set to be the lead star in play 4000 Miles at the historic The Old Vic but the legendary venue confirmed the cancellation on Thursday.

The 1,000-seat theatre in Waterloo informed ticketholders while offering credit with the venue or full refunds.

 

Tough times: What was supposed to be Timothee Chalamet’s (seen at The Oscars in March) debut on the iconic West End in London has been canceled

A statement from The Old Vic was released which read ‘Following its postponement due to the pandemic, and despite an enormous amount of effort from all involved, we have now sadly and reluctantly concluded that we are unable to reschedule the show at a time possible for everyone involved.’

The show was originally slated for production two years ago but was cancelled due to the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The theatre’s statement continued: ‘It’s been a long journey to get to this point and despite two years of trying hard to make it work, it has proved impossible. We’re sorry not to have better news, and we want to thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

‘It’s hard to believe that it’s almost two years to the day that we should have been stepping onto The Old Vic stage for the first preview to share our show with an extremely eager audience (4000 Miles was one of the top-selling shows ever to be scheduled at this theater).’ 

'We're sorry to not have better news': The 26-year-old thespian was set to be the lead star in play 4000 Miles at the historic The Old Vic but the legendary venue confirmed the cancellation on Thursday

‘We’re sorry to not have better news’: The 26-year-old thespian was set to be the lead star in play 4000 Miles at the historic The Old Vic but the legendary venue confirmed the cancellation on Thursday

Sad: Fans of Chalamet (seen in London back in October) were holding on to hope that the play would be rescheduled after The Old Vic's artistic director Matthew Warcus said the organization was trying to line up new dates in April 2020

Sad: Fans of Chalamet (seen in London back in October) were holding on to hope that the play would be rescheduled after The Old Vic’s artistic director Matthew Warcus said the organization was trying to line up new dates in April 2020

Fans of Chalamet were holding on to hope that the play would be rescheduled after The Old Vic’s artistic director Matthew Warcus said the organization was trying to line up new dates in April 2020.

The talented actor had originally been set to make his West End debut on April 6, 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic closed theaters around the world. 

The  Manhattan, New York native was set to star in the stage production alongside Dame Eileen Atkins.

Icon: The Manhattan, New York native was set to star in the stage production alongside Dame Eileen Atkins (seen in November 2016)

Icon: The Manhattan, New York native was set to star in the stage production alongside Dame Eileen Atkins (seen in November 2016)

Quite the tale: It is centered around the story of Leo (seen left played by Daniel Boyd in 2013) who is a 21-year-old that has set out on a cycling trip across the US. He goes AWOL for weeks only to arrive at the home of his 91-year-old grandmother (seen played by Sara Kestelman) and their griefs collide as his life is just starting and hers is nearly ending

Quite the tale: It is centered around the story of Leo (seen left played by Daniel Boyd in 2013) who is a 21-year-old that has set out on a cycling trip across the US. He goes AWOL for weeks only to arrive at the home of his 91-year-old grandmother (seen played by Sara Kestelman) and their griefs collide as his life is just starting and hers is nearly ending

The Amy Herzog play first played Off-Broadway in 2011 and 2012 and earned much praise as it earned a nomination for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2013.

It is centered around the story of Leo (who was supposed to be played by Chalamet) who is a 21-year-old that has set out on a cycling trip across the US.

He goes AWOL for weeks only to arrive at the home of his 91-year-old grandmother (Atkins) and their griefs collide as his life is just starting and hers is nearly ending.

Chalamet is no stranger to the stage as he starred in a Broadway production of Prodigal Son in 2016. 

Veteran: Chalamet is no stranger to the stage as he starred in a Broadway production of Prodigal Son in 2016

Veteran: Chalamet is no stranger to the stage as he starred in a Broadway production of Prodigal Son in 2016

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