Haydn Gwynne in Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Billy Elliot The Musical Performer Joining Tamsin Greig Alongside Anna Skellern and Jerome Pradon
Back in June it was revealed that Tamsin Greig would be headed to the Playhouse Theatre to star in the UK premiere of Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown under the direction of Bartlett Sher. Now more cast members have been announced for the upcoming production, with theatre and television regular Haydn Gwynne announced alongside Jerome Pradon and Anna Skellern.
Gwynne and Skellern join Greig as the women at the centre of this stage adaptation of the Madrid-based film by Pedro Almodóvar. Pepa (Greig) has recently been dumped by her lover and this leads to a memorable and eventful two days as she and her friends go through a range of good and bad experiences as they make sense of it all. Pepa is determined to find out why her lover has left her and this takes her on a journey to get answers, crossing paths with the man’s latest woman, plus his wife and child as well.
The musical production also features various songs, so those with theatre tickets will hear the likes of My Crazy Heart, Model Behaviour and Time Stood Still, to name but a few.
Haydn Gwynne is regularly seen on a London stage and recent years have seen her play high profile roles in shows like The Audience at the Gielgud Theatre (in which she played Margaret Thatcher), Richard III at the Old Vic Theatre, The Merry Wives Of Windsor for the RSC, Becky Shaw at the Almeida Theatre and City Of Angels at the Prince of Wales Theatre. She also earned a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her role as Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot The Musical at the Victoria Palace Theatre (a part she reprised on Broadway), and is recognisable for screen roles like Midsomer Murders, Peak Practice, Death In Paradise and Drop The Dead Donkey.
The Playhouse Theatre is next set to be the home of Speed-The-Plow from late September, with Lindsay Posner directing Lindsay Lohan in the West End, but when that production ends in November the stage is then set for Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown from Thursday 18th December 2014.