Directed by Anthony Page, the British premiere of Albee's play will begin previews March 3 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket and officially open March 20. In addition to Tony winner Smith, the cast will feature the previously announced Catherine McCormack as Jo and Chris Larkin as Edgar. New to the cast are Robert Sella (Broadway's Cabaret, Side Man, Public Theater's Stuff Happens) as Sam, Peter Francis James (Public Theater's Stuff Happens) as Oscar, Vivienne Benesch (Roundabout Theatre Company's After the Fall) as Lucinda, Jennifer Regan (a Martha standby in Broadway's recent Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) as Carol and Glenn Fleshler (Public Theater's Mother Courage and Stuff Happens) as Fred. American actors Benesch, Fleshler, James, Regan and Sella are appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association.
The design team comprises Hildegard Bechtler (set design), Amy Roberts (costume design) and Howard Harrison (lighting design). Producers are Robert Fox, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and The Shubert Organization.
The Lady From Dubuque, according to a press notice, is described thusly: "Jo and Sam are having a party. As the evening wears and guests and hosts alike become less congenial, it becomes clear that the thrust and parry of chatter at this gathering isn't completely frivolous — something dark is at rest behind Jo's biting humour. As the party breaks up and everyone seeks his own solace, an unexpected guest and her mysterious companion arrive. Will she bring Jo comfort? And are Jo and Sam ready to accept what this lady has to offer?" The play debuted on Broadway in 1980.
The Lady From Dubuque will offer performances Mondays-Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3 PM.
The production is currently booking until June 9. Call 0870 145 1171 for tickets.