Salmon joins the cast of the production at Park Theatre for a special performance next month.
Colin Salmon, star of the James Bond film series, Netflix’s Master of None and Syfy’s Krypton, has been confirmed to join the cast of the Howard Zinn biopic, The Time Of Our Lies. Guest starring for one night on August 2nd, Colin will play the lead role as the American historian, author and social activist, Howard Zinn.
Salmon first appeared in the award-winning Granada Television crime saga Prime Suspect for ITV leading to international success in his role as Charles Robinson in the James Bond films Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough and Die Another Day (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer). He is a proud patron of the award-winning New Generation Youth Theatre Company.
Daniel Benzali will star as Howard Zinn for the remainder of the run. With Trang Le and Jessye Romeo also joining the ensemble.
The story explores Zinn’s personal history, from being a soldier who dropped bombs on Royan, France in WWll. This fateful moment shaped the man who would become a moral compass for the United States in ways that are more relevant today than ever before.
The Time of our Lies is a battle cry for democracy, transparency, and inclusion. The play brings to life Zinn’s commitment to social justice and his lifelong struggle against false historical narratives written by those in power that poison the well of true democracy.
It features songs using some of Howard’s words, combined with first-person accounts of war from other soldiers, all juxtaposed against an incongruously beautiful backdrop of Butoh inspired movement. Howard himself was involved in the inception of the play before his passing in 2010.