Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning Laura Linney will make her London Theatre debut in Pulitzer Prize-winning Elizabeth Strout’s My Name is Lucy Barton, directed by Richard Eyre at London’s Bridge Theatre.
Running from 2 to 23 June 2018, with an opening night on 6 June, this dramatic monologue is adapted by Rona Munro from Strout’s 2016 New York Times best-selling short novel of the same name.
Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn’t seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life.
Laura Linney and Richard Eyre are reunited for this production following their previous collaborations – on stage Eyre directed Linney in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and on screen he directed her in his and Charles Wood’s adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s The Other Man. My Name is Lucy Barton will be designed by Bob Crowley.
On Broadway Linney made her debut in Six Degrees of Separation and subsequently played Nina in The Seagull, Thea Elvsted in Hedda Gabler, Yelena Andreyevna in Uncle Vanya, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, La Marquise de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and most recently alternated the roles of Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard in The Little Foxes for the Manhattan Theatre Club. On film she made her screen debut in Lorenzo’s Oil and was most recently seen in The Dinner.
Also announced today by the Bridge: Claire Skinner will join the previously announced Ophelia Lovibond, Ukweli Roach and Sion Daniel Young in the world premiere of Barney Norris’s Nightfall. Directed by Laurie Sansom, Nightfall will now run at the Bridge Theatre from 28 April to 26 May 2018, with press night on 8 May 2018.