Strallen Will Don Mamet's Shawl at Fringe Canal Cafe

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Scarlett Strallen, who was recently seen in the title role of the London production of Mary Poppins and will soon play Marion in a Chichester Festival Theatre production of The Music Man, will also appear in a short fringe run of David Mamet's The Shawl.

The Mamet work will play Little Venice's Canal Cafe Theatre April 30-May 17. Emma Taylor, artistic director of the theatre, will direct a cast that also includes David Calvitto and Richard Standing.

Mamet's play revolves around a grieving woman who visits a clairvoyant, and is described in press materials as a "searing study of the right to believe your senses."

Strallen's other credits include a season with the Royal Shakespeare Company playing Anne Page in Merry Wives–the Musical at Stratford-upon-Avon; Josephine in the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park production of HMS Pinafore, for which she received an Olivier nomination; Truly Scrumptious in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (London Palladium); and original casts of Mamma Mia! (Prince Edward), The Witches of Eastwick (Theatre Royal, Drury Lane) and Peggy Sue Got Married (Shaftesbury). Film and television includes "No Sweat!" for the BBC and the film "Beyond the Sea."

Calvitto has appeared in London in Americana Absurdum (Menier Chocolate Factory), Horse Country (Riverside Studios), in Edinburgh as Juror 7 in 12 Angry Men, Midnight Cowboy, The Exonerated, Screwmachine/eyecandy, Fatboy, Levelland, American Poodle, Goner and Bombers Row. Some of these performances were re-created in New York: Fatboy was seen at the Ohio Theatre, Screwmachine/eyecandy at 59E59 Theatres, Americana Absurdum at PS 122 and Goner at Manhattan Ensemble Theatre.

Standing's recent theatre credits include On a Shout (Hull Truck) and War of the Roses, The School for Scandal, Comedy of Errors, Sweet William, The Merchant of Venice, Henry V and A Woman Killed with Kindness (all for Northern Broadsides). He played Danny Hargreaves in "Coronation Street" and has also appeared in "Silent Witness," "The Bill," "In Denial of Murder," "Casualty," "Picking up the Pieces," "The Grand," "Families" and "Dalziel and Pascoe." Richard's film credits include "Neighbours," "Stone Cold" and, most recently, "When Did You Last See Your Father?"

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