Lady From Dubuque — with Maggie Smith — Sets London Dates

News   Lady From Dubuque — with Maggie Smith — Sets London Dates The London revival of The Lady From Dubuque — starring Tony and Academy Award winner Maggie Smith — will begin previews at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket March 5, 2007, with an official opening March 20.
Maggie Smith
Maggie Smith

Directed by Anthony Page, the Edward Albee play will also feature Catherine McCormack and Chris Larkin. The production will be designed by Hildegard Bechtler. Page directed the acclaimed New York revival of Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Tony winner Bill Irwin and Kathleen Turner, who recently won an Evening Standard Award for her performance in the London run. Page also directed double Oscar winner Smith in Albee's Three Tall Women at London's Wyndham's Theatre, which, like Lady From Dubuque was produced by Robert Fox.

With Smith in the title role, The Lady From Dubuque should beat the run of just 12 performances that followed the play's 1980 premiere at New York's Morosco Theatre.

The Lady From Dubuque, according to a press notice, is described thusly: "Jo and Sam are having a party. As the evening wears and guests and hosts alike become less congenial, it becomes clear that the thrust and parry of chatter at this gathering isn't completely frivolous — something dark is at rest behind Jo's biting humour. As the party breaks up and everyone seeks his own solace, an unexpected guest and her mysterious companion arrive. Will she bring Jo comfort? And are Jo and Sam ready to accept what this lady has to offer?"

The Lady From Dubuque will offer performances Mondays-Saturdays at 8 PM with matinees Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3 PM.

The production is currently booking until June 9. Call 0870 145 1171 for tickets.

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