Rachael Stirling to Play Title Role in U.K. Production of Medea

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Rachael Stirling will play the title role in a new contemporary adaptation of Medea for a new touring production, inheriting a role once memorably played by her mother, Diana Rigg, at London's Almeida Theatre that subsequently won her a Tony Award for Best Actress when it transferred to Broadway.

Stirling will appear in a co-production between Headlong, Glasgow's Citizens Theatre and Watford Palace Theatre that will begin performances in Glasgow Sept. 27 prior to an official opening Oct. 2, then touring to Watford, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Cardiff, Coventry, London's Richmond Theatre and Exeter. Presented in a new version by Mike Bartlett, who also directs, the wronged everywoman of Greek mythology is turned into a recognizable and fallible woman of today.

Stirling was most recently seen on the London stage in The Recruiting Officer at the Donmar Warehouse. Other theatre credits include An Ideal Husband (Vaudeville Theatre), A Midsummer Night's Dream (Rose Theatre, Kingston) andThe Priory. TV and film credits include "Snow White and the Huntsman," "Salmon Fishing in the Yemen," "Women in Love," "Boy Meets Girl" and "Tipping the Velvet."  She has just finished shooting an episode of "Dr. Who" written specifically for her by Mark Gatiss and will next be seen on television screens in ITV1's "The Bletchley Circle."

For full touring details, visit www.headlongtheatre.co.uk.

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