PHOTO CALL: The Female of the Species with Atkins Play London's West End

News   PHOTO CALL: The Female of the Species with Atkins Play London's West End Eileen Atkins stars in the London run of Joanna Murray-Smith's The Female of the Species at the Vaudeville Theatre.

Roger Michell stages the work featuring Atkins and a cast that includes Paul Chahidi, Anna Maxwell Martin, Con O'Neill, Sophie Thompson and Sam Kelly. The play centers on "a feminist literary giant who is suffering from an extreme case of writer's block as deadline after deadline comes – and goes – on her next book," according to show notes. When a young fan unexpectedly arrives at her country home: "Margot's world slowly and comically begins to unravel as family and friends show up and debate the virtues of her best-sellers, her inconsistent world view, and her decidedly un-motherly touch."

Here is a glimpse at the production:

Eileen Atkins
Anna Maxwell Martin Eileen Atkins
Sophie Thompson and Anna Maxwell Martin
The cast of The Female of the Species.

All photos by Manuel Harlan.