Full Casting Announced for U.K. Premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn

By Mark Shenton
02 Dec 2013

Full casting has been announced for the U.K. premiere of Gina Gionfriddo's Rapture, Blister, Burn, which begins performances at London's Hampstead Theatre Jan. 16, 2014, prior to an official opening Jan. 22 for a run through Feb. 22.

Joining the previously announced Emilia Fox are Polly Adams, Emma Fielding, Adam James and Shannon Tarbet, under the direction of Peter DuBois.

Rapture, Blister, Burn, which was a 2013 Pulitzer Prize finalist, premiered at Off-Broadway's Playwrights Horizons in June 2012, where it was also directed by DuBois.

The play is described in press materials as a  "witty dissection of gender politics. After university Catherine and Gwen chose opposite paths: Catherine built a career as a rock-star academic, while Gwen built a home with a husband and children. Decades later each woman covets the other's life, and a dangerous game begins as each tries to claim the other's territory."

To book tickets, contact the box office on 020 7722 9301, or visit www.hampsteadtheatre.com for more details.