Cohu Will Join Simm, Hart and Fox in London's Speaking in Tongues

News   Cohu Will Join Simm, Hart and Fox in London's Speaking in Tongues
Lucy Cohu, winner of the 2008 International Emmy Best Actress Award for her performance in the child abuse drama "Forbidden," will join the previously announced John Simm, Ian Hart and Kerry Fox in the West End company of Andrew Bovell's Speaking in Tongues, which begins performances at the West End's Duke of York's Theatre Sept. 18 prior to an official opening Sept. 28.

Cohu will play two roles – Sonja, married to Simm's Detective Leon Zat, and Valerie, a therapist whose disappearnce Zat investigates — in the play, which revolves around nine parallel lives, interlocked by four infidelities, one missing person and a mysterious stiletto, interwoven through a fragmented series of confessionals, interrogations and "split-screen" scenes. According to press materials, these strands are drawn together by the investigations of Zat, taking it beyond a mere whodunit and into a theatrical puzzle and emotional labyrinth. This collage of relationships examines the issues of betrayal, commitment, loss of trust between men and women and, ultimately, the ripple effect of actions on the remotest of strangers.

Cohu was also nominated for an international Emmy for her performance as Princess Margaret in "The Queen's Sister," which also earned her a BAFTA nomination. She can currently be seen in the science fiction drama "Torchwood." Other TV roles include "Cape Wrath," "Silent Witness" and "Murderland." Film roles include appearances in "Gosford Park" and "Becoming Jane." Onstage, she has appeared at the Royal Court Theatre in Caryl Churchill's Mad Forest, as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth for Birmingham Reperotry Theatre, and as Lady Sneerwell in English Touring Theatre's production of School for Scandal.

The play is directed by Toby Frow, who previously directed Bovell's Ship of Fools at Theatre 503, which won him a Time Out Critics' Choice Award.

Speaking in Tongues is produced by Blue Horizon Productions and Jessica de Rothschild's Sweet Pea Productions.

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