Elaine Paige Brings Where There’s a Will to U.K.’s Richmond Theatre May 19

News   Elaine Paige Brings Where There’s a Will to U.K.’s Richmond Theatre May 19 Elaine Paige is to star in Sir Peter Hall's production of Where There's a Will, George Feydeau's classical French farce. This is a rare non musical part for Paige, who is best known for starring in major stage musicals like Evita, Cats, Sunset Boulevard and Piaf.

She will be joined by Nicholas Le Prevost — Colonel Pickering in My Fair Lady and Benedick in the RSC's highly praised Much Ado About Nothing at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, last year. Also in the cast is David Warner, who has recently returned to the London stage after a long absence working in film (including “Titanic”) but who was one of the golden boys of British Shakespearean theatre in the 1960’s, especially in the title roles of Hamlet and Richard II.

A sharp, intricate comedy set in the 1890’s, Feydeau's farce, translated by Nicki Frei, shows the lighter and darker sides of passion, when a husband unwittingly teaches his friend to become his own wife's lover.

Where There's A Will runs at the Richmond Theatre from May 19 to May 24.