Hannah Murray and Susan Penhaligon to Star in New Production of Martine at London's Finborough Theatre

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17 Mar 2014

The previously announced revival of Jean-Jacques Bernard's Martine, translated by John Fowles, will star Hannah Murray and Susan Penhaligon in its first U.K. production at London's Finborough Theatre. It will begin performances April 22, prior to an official opening April 24, for a run through May 17.



Tom Littler will direct a cast that also includes Leila Crerar, Hannah Murray, Chris Porter and Barnaby Sax.

It is produced by Primavera in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre.

Sets are by Cherry Truluck with costume design by Emily Stuart, lighting by Tim Mascall and sound by Max Pappenheim.

Murray, who will play the title role, is best known for her role as Cassie in the first two series of Bafta-winning E4 drama "Skins," for which she was nominated for a Monte-Carlo Television Festival Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. She currently plays Gilly in HBO's "Game of Thrones." Stage credits include playing Mia in That Face (Duke of York’s Theatre).

Penhaligon, who will play Madame Mervan, is best known for playing Prue in TV's "A Bouquet of Barbed Wire" and appearing in the situation comedy "A Fine Romance" with Judi Dench. Other TV credits include "Heart of the Country," "Emmerdale" and "A Kind of Loving." Film includes "No Sex Please We're British," "Leopard in the Snow" and "Soldier of the Queen." She previously appeared at the Finborough in 2012 in Hindle Wakes.

Originally written in 1922, Martine was produced all over the world during the 1920s with many leading actresses of the day in the title role, including Madeleine Renaud. In 1985 John Fowles' translation was produced at the National Theatre, directed by Peter Hall, starring Wendy Morgan.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 847 1652 or visit www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk.