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Tara Fitzgerald joins Robert Lindsay in Prism tour

Published: 9 July 2019
Reporter: Steve Orme

Tara Fitzgerald will join Robert Lindsay in the 2019 production of Terry Johnson’s Prism which opens at Birmingham REP at the start of a UK tour.

Fitzgerald, who plays Nicola, took the role of Nora in Bryony Lavery’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at the REP in 2004. She was “magnificent” as Bella Manningham in Gaslight by Patrick Hamilton at Northampton Royal and Derngate in 2015 and, after a series of film and television roles, showed that “her suitability for major theatrical parts is undiminished” when she played Hermione in The Winter’s Tale at the Royal Shakespeare Company in 2013.

Prism tells the true story of Jack Cardiff, the man who “made Hollywood’s greatest divas beautiful and who lived a life as colourful as his cinematography”.

Lindsay has won many awards on both sides of the Atlantic including a BAFTA, a Variety Club award, two Laurence Olivier awards, a Fred Astaire award and a Tony on Broadway.

The cast of Prism, which had its première at Hampstead Theatre in 2017, also includes Victoria Blunt as Lucy and Oliver Hembrough as Mason.

Design is by Tim Shortall with lighting design by Ben Ormerod, video design by Ian William Galloway, sound design by John Leonard and music by Colin Towns.

A co-production between Birmingham REP and Hampstead Theatre, Prism opens at the REP from 3 until 12 October. It then tours to Richmond Theatre (14 until 19 October), Nottingham Theatre Royal (21 until 26 October), Edinburgh Kings (28 October until 2 November), Chichester Festival Theatre (4 until 9 November), Guildford Yvonne Arnaud Theatre (11 until 16 November), Cambridge Arts (18 until 23 November) and Malvern Festival Theatre (25 until 30 November).