Laurence Fox to Star in Premiere of Skinner's Eigengrau at London's Bush Theatre

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TV and film actor Laurence Fox will return to the stage to star in the premiere of Penelope Skinner's Eigengrau, which begins performances at London's Bush Theatre March 10, prior to an official opening March 15, for a run through April 10, 2010.

He will appear alongside John Cummins, Sinead Matthews and Alison O'Donnell in the production, which is directed by Polly Findlay and designed by Hannah Clark, with lighting by Matthew Pitman and sound by Rich Walsh. Eigengrau is a Strawberry Vale production in association with the Bush Theatre.

According to press materials, Eigengrau — pronounced ay-gen-gr-ow – is defined as "intrinsic light, the color seen by the eye in perfect darkness." The play is described as a black comedy that examines the lives of four young professionals, living in London and struggling to find meaningful connections or make any impact in a city where Gumtree and Facebook often feel like their closest friends.

Fox is best known for his role as DS James Hathaway in the four series of the TV drama "Lewis." He has also appeared in the films "The Hole," "Gosford Park," "Colditz", "Becoming Jane" and "Elizabeth: the Golden Age." He was last seen in the West End in a revival of Christopher Hampton's Treats at the Garrick Theatre, and previous stage appearances include Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession (at the Strand Theatre, now the Novello, directed by Peter Hall) and a fringe production of Tis Pity She's a Whore at Southwark Playhouse.

Matthews last appeared on stage playing Cassandra in Katie Mitchell’s production of Women Of Troy at the National Theatre. Previous theatre credits include The Wild Duck (Donmar Warehouse) and West End productions of The Birthday Party and You Never Can Tell. She also appears regularly in the BBC sitcom "Ideal."

Cummins has recently appeared in The Good Soul of Szechuan and The Jewish Wife at Manchester's Library Theatre. O'Donnell's stage credits include Dolls (National Theatre of Scotland) and And The Act Going Home Tonight Is… (Trafalgar Studios).

Skinner's previous plays include F**ked, seen at the Old Red Lion.

To book tickets, contact the box office at 020 8743 5050 or visit www.bushtheatre.co.uk.

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