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Dateline: 17th April, 2005

New Lenkiewicz Play at Soho
Rebecca Lenkiewicz' new play Shoreditch Madonna will premiere at the Soho Theatre where she was a Writer on Attachment, opening on 12th July (previews from 6th) and running until 6th August. Directed by Sean Mathias, it is a "modern tale of love and loss set against the underground art world of London's East End".

Lenkiewicz (see Philip Fisher's interview with her) won a Fringe First with her first play Soho - A Tale of Table Dancers and then, earlier this year, won the Most Promising Playwright award from the Critics' Circle for Night Season at the National.

In October the Soho will premiere Toby Whithouse’s latest play, Blue Eyes and Heels, which will star The Office's Martin Freeman. A play about the media, it will be directed by Jonathan Lloyd.

Sean Hughes Clive Rowe

As You Like It Casting Announced
The full casting has been announced for As You Like It at Wyndham's Theatre, which opens on 21st June (previews from 3rd), booking to 3rd September. Joining the already announced Sienna Miller (Celia), Helen McCrory (Rosalind), Dominic West (Orlando) and Reece Shearsmith (Jacques), will be Sean Hughes as Touchstone and Clive Rowe as Duke Senior. Also in the cast are Andrew French, Denise Gough, Michael Howcroft, Rebecca Jenkins, Sam Kenyon, David Killick, Lisa Lee Leslie, Nigel Richards, Ben Turner and Andrew Woodall. David Lan directs.

Nick Moran

Two West End Outings for Moran
Nick Moran's playwriting debut, Telstar - the Joe Meek Story, transfers to the New Ambassadors from 24th June (previews from 21st) to 10th September after a national tour.

Also in June, Moran will be onstage at the Criterion as John Ruskin when Gregory Murphy's The Countess transfers there. It opens on 7th June (previews from 2nd) and is booking to 17th September. The cast also includes Alison Pargeter (Effie), Damian O'Hare (Millais), Gerald Harper (Mr Ruskin), Jean Boht (Mrs Ruskin ), Linda Thorson (Lady Elizabeth Eastlake), Chris Garwood, Edmund Kente, Deidra Morris.

Peter Bowles Sian Phillips

Unexpected Man to Tour
Yasmina Reza's The Unexpected Man goes on tour from 2nd May to 16th July, visiting Richmond, Leeds, Cambridge, Bath, Malvern, Darlington, Westcliff on Sea, Brighton, Woking, Coventry and Bromley. A Theatre Royal, Bath, production, it stars Peter Bowles and Sian Phillips.

Vagina Monologues Casting
The casting for the last three weeks of the revival of Eve Ensler's The Vagina Monologues at Wyndham's Theatre has been announced:

  • Mon 25 April - Sat 30 April: Alison Newman, Diane Parish and Jenny Éclair.
  • Mon 2 May - Sat 7 May: Rula Lenska, Heather Small and Jenny Éclair.
  • Mon 9 May - Sat 14 May: Christine Hamilton, Heather Small and Jenny Éclair.

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©Peter Lathan 2005