Controversial Hollywood star Lindsay Lohan to make her stage debut in Speed-the-Plow, playing Karen.

David Mamet’s Speed-the-Plow is to get a London revival at the Playhouse Theatre this Autumn starring US actress Lindsay Lohan.

Lindsay Lohan posting on Instagram in London

Lindsay Lohan posting on Instagram in London

The controversial Hollywood star, who made her name in cult movies Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, will make her stage debut in the play as Karen.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, Speed-the-Plow will open at the Playhouse Theatre on 24 September 2014, running until 29 November 2014.

Posner is no stranger to directing Mamet’s work having directed Aaron Eckhart and Julia Stiles in Oleanna, Matthew Perry, Minnie Driver and Hank Azaria in Sexual Perversity in Chicago, Patrick Stewart and Joshua Jackson in A Life in the Theatre and Douglas Henshall in American Buffalo.

Kevin Spacey last revived Speed-the-Plow in 2008 at the Old Vic Theatre, in a production which also starred Jeff Goldblum and Laura Michelle Kelly.

Speculation has been mounting for some weeks as to which theatre and show Lindsay has been working on. She recently posted a picture of herself on Instagram and Twitter outside a West End theatre stage door, saying, “”At work! First day.. Read through.”

Lindsay Lohan broke into acting as a child star with 1998 remake of The Parent Trap. She went on to star in big teen hits Freaky Friday and Mean Girls, which has become a much-loved cult movie. Other film roles include Herbie Fully Loaded and Robert Altman’s A Prairie Home Companion.

Lohan will be in good company in the role of Karen in Speed-the-Plow, with former Karens including Alicia Silverstone, Elisabeth Moss and Madonna.

The Headlong and Almeida production of George Orwell’s 1984 is currently running at the Playhouse Theatre until 23 August 2014. Following Speed-the-Plow, Tamsin Grieg stars in Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown – The Musical at the Playhouse Theatre, from 20 December 2014.

Lindsay Posner will be busy this Summer, rehearsing Speed-the-Plow and also Richard Bean’s new adaptation of Moliere’s The Hypochondriac at the Theatre Royal Bath starring Tony Robinson.

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