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Kevin Spacey’s Da Vinci Play

If your name is Kevin Spacey it’s not quite enough to be artistic director of one of London’s oldest theatres, do a movie and appear in a play 8 times a week simultaneously. No, Sir. Why only do three things at the same time when you can easily do four?

On 17 April a number of international celebrities will gather at the SIHH Watch Fair in Geneva for the lavishly produced “Serata di Leonardo.” Yes, we’re talking Leonardo Da Vinci. It’s to celebrate the launch of IWC Schaffhausen’s new generation of Da Vinci watches in the opulent style of the Renaissance.

Whoever else will decide to show up to this Who’s (Doing) Who In Showbiz event, the highlight will be the Old Vic’s artistic director Kevin Spacey going on the stage to take the lead role in his own theatrical piece.

The play, “Leo and Lisa” (wild guess: Leonardo and Mona Lisa), is produced especially for IWC. As a man that likes being – ideally – everywhere at any given moment, I’m sure he makes no big deal out of taking the day off from his Broadway run of “A Moon For The Misbegotten” to appear alongside Thandie Newton (“Mission Impossible II” and “Crash”) half a world away. She will undoubtedly be there to make sure his jetlag is kept under control 😉

“Leo and Lisa” is being staged in an amphitheatre that has been built specially for this momentous event and will be recorded live. If you’re tearing your hair out at the moment, trying to get time off work for the day because this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see a spectacular one-off play… don’t despair. On 16th May you can see it online on the IWC site alongside a making-of from the rehearsals.