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Kevin Spacey’s last season as Artistic Director of the Old Vic Theatre will see Hollywood actress Kim Cattrall star in Sweet Bird of Youth this June.

Kim Cattrall in Private Lives at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010

Kim Cattrall in Private Lives at the Vaudeville Theatre in 2010

Cattrall, who is most famous for playing Samantha in Sex And The City and recently starred in Antony and Cleopatra at the Chichester Festival Theatre, will play fading movie star  Alexandra del Lago in Tennessee Williams’s 1959 play Sweet Bird Of Youth.

The play will be directed by the Tony and Olivier Award-winning co-director of War Horse, Marianne Elliott, with rehearsals from April and a June opening at the Old Vic.

There is no news on who will be cast as Chance Wayne, Alexandra’s gigolo boyfriend and a role immortalised on film by Paul Newman. Producers are believed to be looking for a high-profile American leading man.

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STAGE SPY CHECK-LIST

    • Show: Sweet Bird of Youth
    • Theatre: Old Vic
    • Director: Marianne Elliott
    • Stars: Kim Cattrall
    • Opens: June 2013
    • Original source: Daily Mail