Zoë Wanamaker and Zrinka Cvitešić will play Hélène and Sophia respectively in Two Ladies, a new play by Nancy Harris to be directed by Nicholas Hytner for the London Theatre Company at the Bridge Theatre. Two Ladies will preview from 14 September 2019 with opening night on 25 September. The strictly limited six-week run will conclude on 26 October.
As their husbands clash over an international crisis, the first ladies of France and America find themselves alone together in a side room. Friends, or enemies? When the stakes are so high, can they trust each other? Can they trust their husbands?
Set and costume designs are by Anna Fleischle with lighting by Johanna Town and sound by George Dennis. Final casting will be announced shortly.
Zoë Wanamaker was last on stage as Meg in Harold Pinter’s The Birthday Party at the Harold Pinter Theatre. She has had a much-celebrated career working for the National Theatre, the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal Court Theatre and the Donmar Warehouse as well as in the West End and on Broadway.
Croatian born Zrinka Cvitešić was last on stage in London playing ‘Girl’ in the UK premiere of Once for which she received the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical. As a member of the Croatian National Theatre her roles have included Maggie in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Natasha Rostova in War and Peace, Gwendoline in The Importance of Being Ernest, Irina in Three Sisters and Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
Other Bridge Theatre News:
The Lion, The Witch & The Wardrobe
The London Theatre Company by special arrangement with Elliott & Harper Productions and Catherine Schreiber, presents the much-celebrated Leeds Playhouse production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe for 12 weeks over the 2019/20 festive season at the Bridge.
Based on the novel by C. S. Lewis and directed by Sally Cookson, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe will have its first performance on 9 November 2019 with opening night on 18 November and will run until 2 February 2020. Casting will be announced at a later date.
This critically acclaimed production reunites director Sally Cookson with designer Rae Smith, writer in the room Adam Peck, movement director Dan Canham, lighting designer Bruno Poet, sound designer Ian Dickinson and music by Benji Bower all of whom originally brought the show to life in 2017 breaking box office records at Leeds Playhouse.
My Name is Lucy Barton
It has been recently announced that Laura Linney will reprise the title role in Richard Eyre’s production of My Name is Lucy Barton at the Manhattan Theatre Club marking the London Theatre Company’s first Broadway transfer. Adapted by Rona Munro from Elizabeth Strout’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, My Name is Lucy Barton will begin its Broadway run on 6 January 2020 at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre. Following its world premiere at the Bridge in 2018, Linney returned earlier this year for a second sell-out run.
Second Theatre in King’s Cross
The London Theatre Company and King’s Cross Central Limited Partnership earlier this month announced their joint venture for a brand-new theatre in King’s Cross to open in winter 2021/22. The new 600-seat flexible auditorium will be based on the award-winning Bridge Theatre which opened in October 2017.