In 2015, Playful is also transferring its West End productions of The Audience and Wolf Hall: Parts 1 and 2 to Broadway's Schoenfeld and Winter Garden Theatres, respectively. The Audience is also set to return to the West End with Kristin Scott Thomas replacing Helen Mirren as the Queen.
Playful has already announced the West End bow of a new production of Mamet's American Buffalo starring Damian Lewis, and also has plans for the world premiere of a new play by David Hare and a star-led musical revival in collaboration with Chichester Festival Theatre, alongside five new play and musical commissions.
In a press statement, Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon, directors of Playful Productions, commented, "We feel very lucky celebrating Playful’s 5th birthday in Covent Garden with our extraordinary team. In the coming year we will be working with a dazzling array of talent including Kristin Scott Thomas, Damian Lewis, Peter Morgan, Hilary Mantel, Stephen Daldry, David Hare and Helen Mirren – a wonderful way to mark this milestone."
For further details on Playful Productions, visit the company website, http://playfuluk.com/.