Imogen Stubbs Turns Playwright: We Happy Few to Premiere in West End in June

News   Imogen Stubbs Turns Playwright: We Happy Few to Premiere in West End in June
 
Imogen Stubbs, who is currently appearing in a production of Hamlet at the Old Vic directed by husband Trevor Nunn, has added playwright to her list of credentials.

According to the Daily Mail, the actress has penned a play called We Happy Few. It tells the true-life story of Henrietta Oaks, who led a theatrical company during World War Two. Producer Bill Kenwright plans to bring the play to the Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue. It will follow Barbara Cook’s solo show there, which itself follows Judi Dench’s turn in All’s Well That Ends Well — both also Kenwright properties.

The Stubbs play will star Juliet Stevenson. One of Britain’s most in-demand stage actresses, recent years have seen her concentrate more on screen work, including the 2002 movie “Bend It Like Beckham” and 2003’s “Nicholas Nickleby.”

The production is reportedly due to open June 29. Nunn will direct with designs by John Napier.

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