Performances will begin at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue Jan. 30, 2009, prior to an official opening Feb. 10. The production is booking for performances to May 9, and will be directed by Jamie Lloyd.
In the play, Walker Janeway (James McAvoy) and his sister Nan (Marshal) reunite for the reading of their father's will in the Manhattan loft where he lived. A wealthy architect, Ned's legacy is the iconic, internationally renowned 1960s New York house designed with his late business partner Theo. Joined by Theo's son Pip (Nigel Harman), the three childhood friends meet to settle the estate and determine the future of the house. The discovery of a brief entry, "three days of rain," in Ned's diary is the only clue to the true stories of the previous generation. According to press materials, the play "explores how the private worlds of one generation are reinterpreted by the next. A tender and surprising story of love lies at the heart of a creative conflict that could never have been imagined by these children. The actors play both generations in this humorous and touching play about family and the enigma of parenthood."
Marshal's credits span theatre, TV and film. She was recently seen as Cleopatra in the BBC/HBO series "Rome." She is about to appear in The Pride, a new play by Alexi Kaye Campbell (in which she will also be directed by Jamie Lloyd), that runs at the Royal Court's Jerwood Theatre Upstairs Nov. 21-Dec. 20. Other stage credits include Absurdia and Boston Marriage, both at the Donmar Warehouse; she was nominated for an Olivier Award for her performance in the latter. She has also appeared in A Matter of Life and Death at the National and The Hypochondriac at the Almeida. Her film credits include "The Hours" and "The Gathering Storm."
Three Days of Rain was previously seen in London in 1999 when Colin Firth, David Morrissey and Elizabeth McGovern starred in its U.K. premiere at the Donmar Warehouse. It was last seen on Broadway in 2006, when Bradley Cooper, Paul Rudd and Julia Roberts headlined a production at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
To book tickets contact the box office at 0844 412 4658 or visit www.threedaysofrain.co.uk.