Walsh-Smith Will Return to the Stage in London Mounting of Addictions

News   Walsh-Smith Will Return to the Stage in London Mounting of Addictions Tricia Walsh-Smith will don two hats for the upcoming U.K. premiere of Addictions: playwright and actor.
Playwright Tricia Walsh-Smith
Playwright Tricia Walsh-Smith Photo by Aubrey Reuben

As previously announced, Trudie Styler will star in the one-night-only presentation of Walsh-Smith's trio of one-acts at London's Duchess Theatre June 8. Playwright Walsh-Smith and Christopher Biggins will also be part of the cast. Biggins will also direct. The performance will benefit the Kevin Walsh Foundation, which assists those struggling with drug or alcohol abuse.

Playwright Walsh-Smith, author of Bonkers, penned Addictions after the suicide of her youngest brother Kevin, who was a long-time alcohol addict. According to press notes, it is Walsh-Smith's hope "that this play might help other suffering addicts." The playwright will also be the subject of a new documentary produced by Freestyle Productions, which will examine "her own personal struggle with addiction as well as her creative journey as an author, actress, producer, and philanthropist."

Trudie Styler has appeared in the films "Bug," "Fair Game" and "Me Without You" and in the television programs "Friends," "Empire," "Midsomer Murders" and "Miss Marple Mysteries." She also produced the films "Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels" and "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints."

Additional casting and ticket information will be announced shortly.