On the heels of the critical success of Skylight in the West End and Broadway (the latter of which just received a special 1997 Theatre World Award for Best Ensemble), David Hare is readying his latest in London.
The play, set in 1979 and moving forward, traces the relationship between Esme, a famous West End actress finding it tougher to get roles, and her daughter, Amy (Samantha Bond), who comes to visit with her new boyfriend.
As reported in Theatrical Index, also set for the cast are Joyce Redman, Ronald Pickup, Eoin McCarthy and Christopher Staines. Designing Amy will be Bob Crowley (set) and Mark Henderson (lighting).
Amy's View will be the eleventh David Hare play produced at the Royal National, following Plenty (1978), A Map Of The World, Pravda, The Bay At Nice / Wrecked Eggs, Fanshen, The Secret Rapture, Racing Demon, Murmuring Judges, The Absence Of War, and Skylight. Dench's previous roles at the NT include 1995's A Little Night Music and Absolute Hell and 1987's Entertaining Strangers. Bond has appeared in Three Tall Women, Man Of The Moment and As You Like It at the RSC.
For tickets and information on Amy's View, running to Aug. 23 (with a possible extension), call (011) 44-171-928-2033.