Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw Opens at London's Almeida Jan. 20

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Gina Gionfriddo's Becky Shaw, seen at Off-Broadway's Second Stage in 2009, receives its British premiere at London's Almeida Theatre Jan. 20 (following previews from Jan. 13), for a run through March 5.

Daisy Haggard
Daisy Haggard Photo by Hugo Glendinning

David Wilson Barnes from the original New York company is newly joined by a cast that includes Haydn Gwynne, returning to the London stage for the first time since she originated the role of Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot both in the West End and on Broadway.

Peter DuBois, artistic director of Boston's Huntington Theatre Company, who directed the play's world premiere at the Humana Festival of New American Plays at the Actors Theater of Louisville and subsequently in New York at Second Stage, directs. The cast also includes Daisy Haggard (in the title role), Anna Madeley and Vincent Montuel. The production is designed by Jonathan Fensom, with lighting by Tim Mitchell and sound by John Leonard.

"From the moment that Becky arrives overdressed for her blind date with straight-talking Max Garrett (Barnes), it's clear the evening is unlikely go to plan. In the immediate fallout, Becky becomes an object of devotion for her boss Andrew (Montuel), who appears to have a fetish for vulnerable women. In turn Andrew’s wife Suzanna (Madeley) turns to her step-brother Max for comfort, and their mutual desire begins to resurface," according to production notes.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7359 4404, or visit www.almeida.co.uk.

Anna Madeley, Vincent Montuel and Daisy Haggard
Anna Madeley, Vincent Montuel and Daisy Haggard Photo by Hugo Glendinning
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