By Mark Shenton
22 Oct 2010
|Photo by Aubrey Reuben|
Dates and theatre, full casting and production information will be announced shortly. It will be produced by Sonia Friedman Productions and Scott Landis.
Moss, who will make her West End debut in The Children's Hour, is best known for playing the role of Peggy Olson in the award-winning television series "Mad Men," for which she has received both Emmy Award and SAG Award nominations, as well as for the role of Zoe Bartlett in "The West Wing." She made her Broadway stage debut in David Mamet's Speed the Plow in 2008. Film credits include "Get Him to the Greek," "Did you Hear About the Morgans?" and "Girl, Interrupted," as well as the forthcoming "On the Road" and "Darling Companion."
Knightley previously appeared on the West End stage in The Misanthrope that opened in December 2009 at the Comedy Theatre, running through March 2010. She is best known for her film appearances in "Bend It Like Beckham," "Atonement" with James McAvoy, "The Duchess," "The Edge Of Love" with Sienna Miller, "Domino," "The Jacket," "Pride And Prejudice" (for which she was Oscar-nominated), as the feisty Elizabeth Swann in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, and in the recently released "Never Let Me Go" (which opened this year's London Film Festival). She will also be seen in the forthcoming "London Boulevard" and "A Dangerous Method."
Rickson was last represented in London by his production of Jerusalem that transferred from the Royal Court to the West End's Apollo Theatre. Previous productions for the Royal Court, where he was artistic director from 1998 to 2006, include The Seagull (subsequently transferring to Broadway, with Kristin Scott Thomas), Krapp's Last Tape (with Harold Pinter), Mouth to Mouth (also West End) and The Weir (also West End and Broadway). Other credits since leaving the Royal Court include directing Parlour Song (Almeida), The Hothouse (National Theatre), Hedda Gabler (Roundabout Theatre Company, New York) and screen adaptations of "Fallout" and "Krapp's Last Tape."