Lisa Dillon returns to the Old Vic in A Flea in her Ear
Glamorous actress Lisa Dillon cannot get enough of the Old Vic theatre in London. She has recently completed a run in Noel Coward’s Design for Living at the South London venue, and now stars in French farce A Flea in her Ear, alongside Jonathan Cake and Tom Hollander.
Dillon is best known for playing Mary Smith in the BBC’s Cranford, but its for her stage work that she is getting the attention. Prior to Design for Living she played another Noel Coward classic – this time Private Lives at the Vaudeville with Kim Cattrall, directed by Richard Eyre – who also directs A Flea in her Ear. She also starred in Coward’s Present Laughter at the National Theatre in 2008 alongside Alex Jennings.
Lisa originally trained at RADA and since graduating her wide-ranging roles have included the lead in Euripides’ Iphigeneia at Aulis at the Crucible Theatre Sheffield, Desdemona in Othello with the RSC, Hedda Gabler at the Almeida and Duke of York’s, Tennessee Williams’ Period of Adjustment, Varya in The Cherry Orchard, Under the Blue Sky in the West End, and Hilda in The Master Builder with Patrick Stewart and directed by Anthony Page, which earned her an Ian Charleson Award for Outstanding Newcomer in 2004.
Her on-screen credits include Cambridge Spies and Bright Young Things.
This new production of Georges Feydeau’s 1907 French farce A Flea in her Ear is directed by Richard Eyre in a version by John Mortimer.