Relative Values at the Harold Pinter Theatre starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Neil Morrissey
February 12, 2014
Trevor Nunn’s production of Noel Coward comedy Relative Values comes to the Harold Pinter Theatre starring Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin and Neil Morrissey.
Trevor Nunn’s all-star production of Noel Coward’s comedy Relative Values is now playing at the Harold Pinter Theatre for a limited season in this glittering West End revival.
This hilarious Noel Coward play centres on a clash of cultures between the glamour of 1950’s Hollywood and the stuffiness of the English aristocracy, all set in an English stately home.
An all-star cast includes Olivier Award winning actress Patricia Hodge as Felicity, stage and TV actress Caroline Quentin as Moxie and Neil Morrissey as Crestwell the butler.
There is much consternation at Marshwood House, stately home of Felicity the Countess of Marshwood, when her son Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, decides to marry Hollywood film actress Miranda Frayle. But things go from bad to worse when Felicity’s maid Moxie reveals that she is actually the long-lost sister of Miranda. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship’s cast-offs as the family attempts to pass her off as one of their own…. with hilarious results!
“A production of continuous guilty pleasure…wonderfully entertaining. Caroline Quentin…hilarious” Daily Telegraph
“Three superb performances in the leading roles. Patricia Hodge is delicious, offering a masterclass in comic timing…Caroline Quentin is also terrific.” Guardian
“Patricia Hodge and Caroline Quentin…two of our greatest comic actresses. Beautifully designed, deftly directed” Independent
“Patricia Hodge…pitch perfect. Nunn’s production is a model of polished elegance” Daily Express
“An enchanting set, wit warmth, brilliant observations and sterling performances from every cast member. Patricia Hodge and Caroline Quentin bring the house down” Sunday Mirror
Further casting has been announced for Trevor Nunn’s production of Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Famous for playing Charlotte in HBO’s long-running series Sex and the City, Kristin Davis has been announced in the line-up for Trevor Nunn’s production of Fatal Attraction.
Kristin Davis, who will be making her West End stage debut in the part of Beth Gallagher, will star alongside already-announced actress Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest, and Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher.
Anne Archer played the part of Beth in the original movie of Fatal Attraction, with Glenn Close as Alex Forrest and Michael Douglas as Dan Gallagher.
Other casting includes Jane How as Joan and Alex Lowe as Jimmy.
Fatal Attraction starts previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from from 8 March 2014.
Mark Bazeley joins the cast of Fatal Attraction directed by Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Mark Bazeley plays Dan Gallagher in a new stage adaptation of movie Fatal Attarction, in the role immortalised on film by Michael Douglas.
Mark’s theatre credits include Trevor Nunn’s production of Scenes from a Marriage at the St James’ Theatre, Our New Girl for the Bush Theatre, The Seagull for the National Theatre, Death of a Salesman at the Lyric Theatre, Macbeth at the Albery Theatre, Homebody/Kabul at the Young Vic and The Real Thing at the Donmar Warehouse.
Mark Bazeley’s TV credits include Death in Paradise, The Suspicions of Mr Whicher, Endeavour, The Accused, Mistresses, Hustle, Spooks and Prime Suspect.
On film Mark has appeared in The Queen, The Damned United and The Special Relationship.
Mark Bazeley stars as Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction alongside Kristin Davis as Beth Gallagher and Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest.
Sex and the City star Kristin Davis stars alongside Natascha McElhone in Fatal Attraction directed by Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Sex and the City star Kristin Davis, who starred as Charlotte in the long-running HBO drama, will make her West End stage debut this spring in Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket playing the role of Beth Gallagher.
Kristin’s stage credits include Gore Vidal’s The Best Man at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Broadway, and an off-Broadway production of The Exonerated which transferred to London’s Riverside Studios in 2006.
Her TV credits include Sex and the City, Melrose Place and Bad Teacher.
Kristin Davis’s film credits include Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, Sex and The City 1 & 2, Couples Retreat, Deck The Halls, The Shaggy Dog and The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D.
Kristin Davis stars as Beth Gallagher in Fatal Attraction alongside Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher and Natascha McElhone as Alex Forrest.
English actress Natascha McElhone, best known for roles in The Truman Show and Californication, has been cast as Alex Forrest in a new stage adaptation of hit movie Fatal Attraction directed by Trevor Nunn at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Natascha McElhone’s stage credits include Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Open Air Theatre Regents Park, The Count of Monte Cristo at Manchester Royal Exchange, Mishe Mokiev’s production of The Cherry Orchard at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre and Honour at Wyndhams’ Theatre.
Natascha’s film work includes Surviving Picasso, The Truman Show, The Devil’s Own, Ronin, Solaris, The Secret of Moonacre Manor, Mrs Dalloway, Laurel Canyon, Ladies in Lavender, The Kid, Theatre of Dreams, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Sea.
Her TV work includes NBC’s mini-series Revelations, The Company, Sleepyhead for Sky TV and Karen in series Californication.
Might David Duchovny be tempted to join Natascha McElhone in Trevor Nunn’s production of Fatal Attraction?
It has just been announced that British actress Natascha McElhone has been cast in the Glenn Close role of Alex Forrest in the new stage play based on hit movie Fatal Attraction.
Natascha is just finishing filming the seventh and final season of Showtime’s hit series Californation, alongside X Files star David Duchovny.
This goes into the “Fantasy Casting” category, but might David Duchovny be tempted by producers Robert Fox and Patrick Ryecart to join his Californication co-star Natascha on the London stage?
He’d be in good company given that his X Files co-star Gillian Anderson will be giving her Blanche DuBois over at the Young Vic this summer.
he role of Dan Gallagher in Fatal Attraction was iconically played by Michael Douglas in the movie, so the part needs a big hitter to do justice to the role and fill the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
Natascha and David clearly have chemistry.
Let’s make this happen!!
Natascha McElhone cast in Trevor Nunn’s production of Fatal Attraction at Theatre Royal Haymarket.
English actress Natascha McElhone, best known for The Truman Show and Californication, has been cast as Alex Forrest in new play Fatal Attraction.
The role was made famous by Glenn Close in the hit movie Fatal Attraction, and now the screenwriter of Fatal Attraction, James Dearden, has turned his screenplay into a stage drama, to be directed by Trevor Nunn. The show starts previews at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 8 March 2014.
The role of Dan Gallagher, famously played by Michael Douglas in the movie, is yet to be cast.
Fatal Attraction is the story of a bunny-boiling (literally!) woman who meets a successful, married New York lawyer in a bar, and following a brief encounter makes his life a living nightmare.
Natascha McElhone is best known for movie and TV roles that include Surviving Picasso, The Truman Show, The Devil’s Own, Ronin, Solaris, The Secret of Moonacre Manor, Mrs Dalloway, Laurel Canyon, Ladies in Lavender, The Kid, Theatre of Dreams, Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Sea. On TV she currently plays Karen in Showtime series Californication. Her stage work includes Richard III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Open Air Theatre, The Count of Monte Cristo at Manchester Royal Exchange, The Cherry Orchard at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre and Honour at Wyndhams’ Theatre.
Natascha is currently completing the seventh and final series of Showtime series Californication in Los Angeles alongside David Duchovny.
The play will be produced by Robert Fox, TRH Productions and Patrick Ryecart.
James Dearden has adapted to play to be more sympathetic to the Alex character; Glenn Close recently said at a mental illness conference at the White House that she would play the character of Alex differently now and fears her portrayal of Alex Forrest contributed to media stigmas surrounding mental illness.
One of the film’s most scary scenes is when Alex boils Dan’s family’s pet rabbit on the stove. A tongue-in-cheek Robert Fox told Baz in the Daily Mail that: “There will be a very well prepared bunny on stage every night, with its own, very selective dressing room.”
September 21, 2013
Trevor Nunn directs the world stage premiere of Fatal Attraction at the Theatre Royal Haymarket starring Natascha McElhone, Kristin Davis and Mark Bazeley.
A brand new stage adaptation of the smash-hit movie Fatal Attraction comes to the Theatre Royal Haymarket (from 8 March 2014).
The new stage play by James Dearden, who wrote the original 1987 screenplay for Fatal Attraction which starred Michael Douglas and Glenn Close, is running for a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.
In Fatal Attraction a casual liaison between married man Dan Gallagher and gorgeous woman Alex Forrest turns into a living nightmare for the successful New York lawyer when Alex refuses to be passed aside. With terrifying consequences, she pursues Dan and his family in this compelling tale of obsession and revenge.
English actress Natascha McElhone, best known for The Truman Show and Californication, plays Alex Forrest alongside Mark Bazeley as Dan Gallagher and Sex and the City’s Kristin Davis as his wife Beth. Other cast includes Jane How as Joan and Alex Lowe as Jimmy.
August 2, 2013
SIR TREVOR NUNN and OLIVIA WILLIAMS
LEAD ST. JAMES THEATRE INTO SECOND YEAR
David Gilmore, Artistic Director of the St. James Theatre, today announces the next production at the St. James Theatre. Scenes from a Marriage, written by Ingmar Bergman, adapted by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Trevor Nunn will run from 11 September to 09 November. The press night will take place on 16 September 2013, almost exactly one year since the theatre’s first press night, for Bully Boy by Sandi Toksvig, which took place on 18 September 2012.
Olivia Williams will lead the cast as Marrianne in Bergman’s play, which was originally created for Swedish television and acquired the status of a classic. The stage version was first produced in 2008 by the Belgrade Theatre, Coventry, where it was also directed by Trevor Nunn. Original designs were by Rob Jones, and these have been adapted for the St. James Theatre production by Al Turner; original lighting was by Paul Pyant, adapted by Derek Anderson and fight direction is by Terry King.
Full casting will be announced shortly.
A portrait of extraordinary intimacy and an honest and moving love story that follows Johan and Marianne from happily married couple to warring contenders in divorce and beyond.
Sir Trevor Nunn has been has been the artistic director for the Royal Shakespeare Company, the Royal National Theatre, and, most recently, the Theatre Royal, Haymarket. He has worked extensively in the West End and on Broadway and his productions include Cats, Starlight Express, Les Misérables (all West End), Macbeth, Othello (RSC), King Lear, The Seagull (both RSC, world tour and West End), Hamlet, Kiss Me Kate (both Old Vic), Birdsong (Comedy Theatre), Flare Path, Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead, The Tempest, The Lion In Winter (all Theatre Royal, Haymarket), A Chorus of Disapproval (Harold Pinter Theatre), All That Fall (Jermyn Street Theatre) and Relative Values (Theatre Royal Bath).
Olivia Williams has previously worked with Sir Trevor Nunn in his farewell production as artistic director of the National Theatre, Love’s Labour’s Lost. Her further theatre credits include Hotel in Amsterdam ( Donmar Warehouse), The Changeling (Barbican), Happy Now? (National Theatre) and In a Forest Dark and Deep (Vaudeville Theatre). On film, Williams has appeared in The Sixth Sense; An Education; Kevin Costner’s The Postman; Wes Anderson’s Rushmore; Roman Polanski’s The Ghost Writer, for which she won ‘Best Supporting Actress’ from the National Society of Film Critics, ‘British Supporting Actress of the Year’ at the London Critics’ Circle Film Awards and ‘Best Supporting Actress’ at the Los Angeles Film Critics’ Awards and The Heart of Me, for which she was named ‘Best Actress’ at the 2003 British Independent Film Awards. Williams’ television credits include nineteen episodes of Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse and Miss Austen Regrets.
Eight critically acclaimed productions have been staged at the St. James Theatre during its first year. Playwrights have included Sandi Toksvig, Timberlake Wertenbaker and Richard Greenberg; with directors including John Caird, Sally Cookson, Max Stafford Clark, James Dacre, Sir Jonathan Miller and David Grindley and with actors including Anthony Andrews, Barrie Rutter and Diana Quick.
Noel Coward’s Relative Values West End bound with Patricia Hodge, Rory Bremner and Caroline Quentin?
May 10, 2013
West End transfer gossip
Trevor Nunn directs a new production of Noel Coward’s Relative Values at the Theatre Royal Bath this summer (from 12 June 2013).
In a starry cast that features Katherine Kingsley, Patricia Hodge, Rory Bremner and Caroline Quentin, the rumours are that the play may be West End bound.
One of Noël Coward’s most successful comedies, Relative Values in set in the early 1950s and deals with the culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.