Di and Viv and Rose to transfer into the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell.

Di and Viv and Rose at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell

Di and Viv and Rose at the Vaudeville Theatre starring Tamzin Outhwaite, Samantha Spiro and Jenna Russell

Hampstead Theatre’s hit comedy Di and Viv and Rose is to transfer into the West End’s Vaudeville Theatre this January.

Running from 22 January 2015, the play by Amelia Bullmore sees Tamzin Outhwaite reprise her role as Di, joined by Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose.

Directed by Anna Mackmin, Amelia Bullmore’s comedy about female friendship charts three women from university to middle-age, exploring friendship’s impact on life, and life’s impact on friendship.

Amelia Bullmore’s other writing includes play Mammals and TV series This Life and Scott and Bailey, with acting credits including The Norman Conquests (The Old Vic and on Broadway), State of Play, Alan Partridge and Scott and Bailey.

Tamzin Outhwaite will reprise her role as Di until 28 March 2015. Her TV credits include New Tricks, Doctor Who, Foyle’s War, Silent Witness, Law and Order UK, Hotel Babylon, Hustle and EastEnders. Stage credits include Breeders, currently playing at the St James Theatre, Sweet Charity (Theatre Royal Haymarket and Menier Chocolate Factory), Boeing Boeing (Comedy Theatre), Breathing Corpses and Flesh Wound (Royal Court Theatre) and Oliver (London Palladium).

Samantha Spiro’s stage credits include Macbeth and The Taming of the Shrew (Shakespeare’s Globe), Filumena (Almeida), Chicken Soup with Barley (Royal Court Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing and Hello Dolly (Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre), Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (National Theatre), Funny Girl (Chichester Festival), A Little Night Music (Chicago Shakespeare’s Theatre), and Merrily We Roll Along (Donmar Warehouse). TV work includes Bad Education, Psychobitches, Grandma’s House, Rock&Chips, After You’ve Gone, Coupling, The Wrong Mans and Cold Feet.

Jenna Russell is about to return to the West End in hit musical Urinetown, appearing in the show until 29 November 2014. Her other stage credits include Mr Burns (Almeida), Merrily We Roll Along (Menier Chocolate Factory and Harold Pinter Theatre), Into the Woods (Regent’s Park Open Air), Guys and Dolls (Piccadilly Theatre) and Sunday in the Park with George (Menier and Roundabout, New York).

The show is designed by Paul Wills, with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Simon Baker, choreography by Scarlett Mackmin and costume supervision by Jackie Orton.

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