Fiennes, Hart and Logan to Star in U.K. Premiere of 2,000 Feet Away

News   Fiennes, Hart and Logan to Star in U.K. Premiere of 2,000 Feet Away Joseph Fiennes ("Elizabeth," "Shakespeare in Love"), Ian Hart ("Finding Neverland," "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," "The End of the Affair" and TV's "Dirt") and Phyllis Logan ("Secrets and Lies," "Another Time Another Place") will star in the U.K. premiere of Australian writer Anthony Weigh's debut play, 2,000 Feet Away.

Previews will begin at the Bush Theatre June 11 with an official opening scheduled for June 16. The production is currently booking through July 12.

Set in the tiny community of Eldon, Iowa, in the heartland of America, the play revolves around a Deputy Sheriff who is charged with enforcing the new state law banning sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of schools, parks, bus stops, public libraries, or anywhere else children may gather. When the deputy is compelled to evict his neighbors' son, the new law hits home. Over the course of this single weekend, fear and intolerance swell in Eldon, and the two men are thrown together to discover that there is nowhere in this vast landscape for Iowa's outcasts to go.

Fiennes was most recently seen onstage in John Osborne's Epitaph for George Dillon, revived at the West End's Comedy Theatre in 2005. Other stage work includes Love's Labours Lost (National Theatre), Real Classy Affair (Royal Court), Edward II (Sheffield Crucible) and Troilus and Cressida (RSC). In addition to "Elizabeth" (in which he played Robert Dudley) and "Shakespeare in Love" (in which he played Will Shakespeare), his other films include "Rancid Aluminum," "The Escapist," "Stealing Beauty" and "Martha – Meet Frank, Daniel and Laurence."

Hart was last seen onstage in Harold Pinter's The Homecoming, revived at the Comedy Theatre in 2001. Logan has appeared onstage in Richard III (Sheffield), Gaucho (Hampstead) and Minor Complications (Royal Court). Her TV roles include playing Lady Jane in "Lovejoy." Further casting is to be announced.

Actor-turned-playwright Anthony Weigh wrote this play while on attachment to London's National Theatre. It had its world premiere at Sydney's Belvoir Street Theatre in November 2007. The production is directed by Josie Rourke, artistic director of the Bush, where she recently directed Lucy Kirkwood's Tinderbox and Ian McHugh's How to Curse. She has previously directed The Cryptogram at the Donmar Warehouse, King John for the RSC and Crazyblackmuthafuckin'self at the Royal Court.

To book tickets contact the box office at 020 7610 4224 or visit www.bushtheatre.co.uk.