Sally Dexter to Star in Premiere of James Phillips' Hidden in the Sand at London's Trafalgar Studios 2

News   Sally Dexter to Star in Premiere of James Phillips' Hidden in the Sand at London's Trafalgar Studios 2
Sally Dexter, who starred at the National Theatre in the original production of Patrick Marber's Closer and played Nancy in Sam Mendes' original cast of Oliver! at the London Palladium, is to star in the premiere of James Phillips' Hidden in the Sand at London's Trafalgar Stuidos 2, beginning performances Oct. 1 prior to an official opening Oct. 4, for a run through Oct. 26.

Dexter plays Alexandra Chyrsostomou, a refugee from the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, who has made a home in London, where for decades she cocoons herself from the ghosts of the past. Until one day she meets Jonathan (Scott Handy), an English classical scholar who falls deeply in love with her - a chance meeting that sets in motion a journey of remembrance, overcoming grief and letting go of the past in order to live in the present.

The cast also features Daphne Alexander as Sophia Green and Yolanda Vazquez as Eleni Green.

Dexter was most recently seen in the West End in Viva Forever! at the Piccadilly Theatre. Other recent credits include the White Witch in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe at the Threesixty Theatre in Kensington Gardens, Mrs. Wilkinson in Billy Elliot at the Victoria Palace Theatre and Mother Superior in Sister Act at the London Palladium.

Handy has performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company in Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Victoria, Twelfth Night and The Tempest. Other credits include Love the Sinner at the National Theatre, Cyrano De Bergerac at Chichester Festival Theatre and Macbeth at Chichester Festival Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway.

Alexander is best known as regular character Nadia in the BBC's "Casualty," a role she played for almost two years. Other television credits include "House of Saddam" for the BBC and HBO and "The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard" for the BBC. Vazquez appeared in the film "The Air Up There" alongside Kevin Bacon. She was a member of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre's first all-female company, playing roles including Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing and Adriana in The Comedy of Errors. Other recent stage credits include Titania in A Midsummer's Night Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Playwright Phillips, who also directs his own play, has previously written The Rubenstein Kiss, which premiered at Hampstead Theatre in 2005 and won the TMA Award for Best New Play.

It is designed by Timothy Bird and produced by Sally Humphreys Productions Ltd. and Arden Entertainment.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 871 7632 or visit for more details.

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