Laura Linney, My Name is Lucy Barton, London

Laura Linney to make London stage debut

Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning actress Laura Linney will make her London stage debut in My Name is Lucy Barton at the Bridge Theatre.

My Name is Lucy Barton is a haunting and dramatic monologue adapted by Rona Munro from Elizabther Strout’s 2016 New York Times best-selling short novel of the same name.

Strout’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel is about a womans unquestioning, almost animal love for her mother, and her mother’s love in return.

The production is directed by Richard Eyre, and will see the two reunite following previous collaborations – on stage Eyre directed Linney in a Broadway production of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible and on screen he directed her in his and Charles Wood’s adaptation of Bernhard Schlink’s The Other Man.

Laura Linney’s numerous film and television credits include The Truman Show, Kinsey, Love Actually, Tales of the City, The Big C and most recently Ozark for Netflix.

She made her Broadway debut in Six Degrees of Separation and subsequently played Nina in The Seagull, Thea Elvsted in Hedda Gabler, Yelena Andreyevna in Uncle Vanya, Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, La Marquise de Merteuil in Les Liaisons Dangereuses and most recently alternated the roles of Regina Hubbard Giddens and Birdie Hubbard in The Little Foxes for the Manhattan Theatre Club.

My Name is Lucy Brown will play a limited 3 week run from 2 June 2018 until 23 June at the Bridge Theatre, London.

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