The play Star Quality by Noel Coward, featuring Penelope Keith and Una Stubbs, will arrive at the Apollo Theatre in October, after a successful UK tour. Adapted and directed by Christopher Luscombe, it will have previews from Oct. 23 with the opening night set for Oct. 30.
In his wickedly funny final play, Noel Coward takes us behind the scenes of a new West End production. Conjuring up a wonderfully authentic backstage world of talent and treachery, Coward creates a gallery of unforgettable characters: temperamental leading lady, ruthless director, jaded old troupers and, caught somewhere in between them all, an innocent young playwright.
Penelope Keith has played many leading roles in classic television comedy including "The Good Life" and "To the Manor Born." Stage productions include Good Grief, Mrs. Warren's Profession and The Importance of Being Earnest.
Una Stubbs's performances include 'Til Death Us Do Part and Worzel Gummidge and films "Summer Holiday" and "Wonderful Life."
Director Christopher Luscombe has appeared many times with the RSC and performed in The Shakespeare Revue in the 2001 Bath Shakespeare Festival, a show which he co-created. His one-man show about the actor's life, Half Time, has been seen at the Donmar Warehouse and on tour both in the UK and abroad.