Rula Lenska (Rock Follies, Coronation Street) has joined the cast of the upcoming U.K. tour of a new stage adaptation of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, opening September 5 at the Richmond Theatre. Lucy Bailey (Oleanna, Gaslight) will direct.
Lenska joins the previously announced Hayley Mills (Pollyanna, The Parent Trap, Whistle Down the Wind) and Paul Nicholas (Jesus Christ Superstar, Just Good Friends, Eastenders). Lenska has appeared on stage in The Vagina Monologues, Calendar Girls, Pygmalion, Seven Deadly Sins, Four Deadly Sinners, and 84 Charing Cross Road.
Paula Wilcox (Man About the House, Coronation Street) has departed the company due to scheduling conflicts. Additional casting will be announced.
Deborah Moggach has adapted her 2004 best-selling novel These Foolish Things, which also inspired the BAFTA- and Golden Globe-nominated film starring Judi Dench, Bill Nighy, Maggie Smith, Penelope Wilson, Tom Wilkinson, Celie Imrie, Ronald Pickup, and Dev Patel.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel takes audiences on a journey to India with a group of British retirees as they embark on a new life. The residence is far from the opulence they were promised, but as their lives begin to intertwine and they embrace the vibrancy of modern-day India, they are charmed in unexpected and life-changing ways.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is produced by Simon Friend, Jenny King, Trafalgar Entertainment, and Gavin Kalin.
For the current tour itinerary, visit MarigoldShow.com.