Maggie Smith will return to the stage in a new play by Christopher Hampton.

The legendary actress will star in A German Life, a one-hander drawn from the life and testimony of Joseph Goebbels secretary Brunhilde Pomsel.

The piece will be directed by Jonathan Church and will play a limited 5 week run at the Bridge Theatre in London.

Maggie Smith’s illustrious career includes over 75 theatre productions, 50 films and numerous television shows including the Downton Abbey series. Her many awards include Academy awards for The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie & California Suite, five BAFTAs, four Emmys, nine Evening Standard awards and a Tony.

She was last on stage in the 2007 production of Edward Albee’s The Lady from Dubuque at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Public booking for A German Life will open from 10am (GMT) on 26 February 2019.

A German Life will run from 6 April 2019 until 11 May 2019 at the Bridge Theatre, London.