American star Martha Plimpton joins the cast of Other Desert Cities at the Old Vic Theatre.

Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance in Raising Hope

Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance in Raising Hope

Acclaimed US actress Martha Plimpton is hitting the West End stage in Lindsay Posner’s new production of Other Desert Cities (from 13 March 2014) at the Old Vic.

She joins a stellar cast that includes Sinéad Cusack and Clare Higgins in  the UK premiere of Jon Robin Baitz’s acclaimed Broadway play.

Also signing on to the production are British stage and TV actor Peter Egan and Australian actor Daniel Lapaine.

In the play Martha Plimpton plays Brooke Wyeth. The multi award-winning star has appeared in numerous movies including The Goonies, Parenthood and Running on Empty. TV credits include her current role as Virginia Chance in Raising Hope, plus The Good Wife, ER, Grey’s Anatomy and How To Make It In America. On Broadway, her credits include Top Girls, Coast of Utopia and Pal Joey.

Peter Egan plays Lyman Wyeth. Perhaps best known for sitcom Ever Decreasing Circles, Peter’s other TV work includes Cold Comfort Farm, plus Big Breadwinner Hog, A Perfect Spy, Joint Account, Downton Abbey and Lillie. Film work includes The Hireling, Chariots of Fire, Bean, The I Inside, The Wedding Date and Man to Man. Peter’s stage work includes People, Hamlet, Journey’s End Arms and the Man, You Never Can Tell, M Butterfly, Noises Off, Art, The Secret Rapture and Déjà Vu.

Daniel Lapaine plays Trip Wyeth. His stage work includes Hedda Gabler, All My Sons, The Dance of Death, Scenes from the Back of Beyond and F**king Games. On film, work includes Zero Dark Thirty, Dead in Tombstone, Muriel’s Wedding and Double Jeopardy. TV credits include Vexed, Identity, Vera, Black Mirror, Hotel Babylon, Sex the City and Me, Jane Hall and The Good Housekeeping Guide.

The drama stars Sinéad Cusack and Clare Higgins as two sisters Silda Grauman and Polly Wyeth.

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