Kim Cattrall Will Star in Revival of Tennessee Williams' Sweet Bird of Youth at London's Old Vic
12 Oct 2012
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Kim Cattrall, who recently completed a run playing Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra at Chichester Festival Theatre, is lining up to star as faded movie star Alexandra del Lago in Tennesee Williams's Sweet Bird of Youth at London's Old Vic next year.
According to a report in the UK's Daily Mail, it will be staged as part of Kevin Spacey's final season at the helm of the theatre. It is scheduled to begin performances in June 2013, directed by Marianne Elliott, co-director of War Horse and currently represented at the National Theatre by her production of The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-time.
Cattrall last appeared in the West End in Noel Coward's Private Lives in a production that subsequently transferred to Broadway.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.