Pedro Almodóvar’s Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown The Musical to open at the Playhouse Theatre starring Tamsin Greig.
The UK premiere of Broadway musical Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will open at the Playhouse Theatre in London this winter.
Based on the cult movie by acclaimed Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodóvar, the show will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher and feature stage and screen star Tamsin Greig as Pepa.
This brand new production has been reconceived and re-imagined by Bartlett for the UK premiere.
David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane’s musical follows their hit show Dirty Rotten Scoundrels into the West End, which is currently playing at the Savoy Theatre starring Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown will run from 20 December 2014 for 20 weeks at the Playhouse Theatre.
The show promises to capture the sexy spirit of Almodóvar’s original movie, set in Madrid and about Pepa (Tamsin Greig) and her friends as they juggle everyday lives with some pretty extraordinary moments!
Director Bartlett Sher, who won a Tony Award for his production of South Pacific, said, “I keep returning to Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown because Pedro’s vision of the world and women, his humour and his style, seem more important now than at any time since the film premiered. It’s a joy to return to Pedro’s world.”
Tamsin Grieg is on the UK’s most acclaimed actresses, with theatre credits including her Olivier Award winning performance in Much Ado About Nothing, and roles in The Little Dog Laughed, Jumpy and The God of Carnage.
On TV she is currently in Episodes alongside Stephen Mangan and Matt LeBlanc, with other credits including Green Wing, Friday Night Dinner and Love Soup. Film work includes Tamara Drewe and forthcoming The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel 2.