My blog has quite a lot of posts about Samuel West (Julius Caesar, On Chesil Beach and Darkest Hour) and Charles Edwards (My Fair Lady Australian tour and Henry IX).

Saturday, 15 December 2007

Hayley Atwell - Theatre - Major Barbara

* updated 6 January

Major Barbara has been chosen by the Evening Standard as one of its hottest tickets for the year ahead:

"Major Barbara
After Saint Joan, here's another George Bernard Shaw tubthumper. Major Barbara, about a Salvation Army worker and her estranged weapons-manufacturer father, is rarely performed, so best catch it as part of the new Travelex £10 season, with Nicholas Hytner directing and Simon Russell Beale as Andrew Undershaft. Rising star Hayley Atwell plays Barbara. 26 February-5 April, National's Olivier, SE1 (020 7452 3000, www.nationaltheatre.org.uk)."

Excerpt from an article at officiallondontheatre.co.uk:

"...The award-winning duo [Simon Russell Beale and Clare Higgins] is joined by exciting young actress Hayley Atwell, who will play the title role. Atwell, who graduated from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 2005, returns to the National where she previously appeared in The Man Of Mode. She has also been seen in the Royal Shakespeare Company production of Women Beware Women, and on television in Ruby In The Smoke and Mansfield Park.

It is set to be an exciting 2008 for Atwell, who also has two films released. In The Duchess she stars opposite Keira Knightley, Ralph Fiennes and Charlotte Rampling, and in Brideshead Revisited she plays Julia Flyte alongside Emma Thompson, Michael Gambon and Ben Whishaw..."

National Theatre [link]
officiallondontheatre.co.uk [link]

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