Casting has been announced for the world premiere of Britten in Brooklyn which opens at Wilton’s Music Hall in September.

Zoe Lewis’ new play will star Jude Law’s ex-wife Sadie Frost as Gypsy Rose Lee – the American burlesque entertainer whose memoir was made into the stage musical and film Gypsy.

Based on true events, the play takes place in New York City during World War II and examines the bohemian lifestyle of Lee, composer Benjamin Britten, poet WH Auden and novelist Carson McCullers.

Frost’s stage credits include Fool for Love, Zoe Lewis’ one-woman play Touched and Mumbo Jumbo at the National. She first shot to fame playing Lucy Westenra in Francis Ford Coppola’s film Bram Stoker’s Dracula alongside Gary Oldman, Winona Ryder and Anthony Hopkins.

Further casting and creatives to be announced.

Britten in Brooklyn will run from 31 August 2016 until 17 September 2016 at Wilton’s Music Hall.

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