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Sharon Gless brings A Round-Heeled Woman to the West End

Thursday, 10th Nov 2011  

The Production Transfers to Theatreland following Acclaimed Run at Riverside Studios in November

Those that have caught “A Round-Heeled Woman” at Riverside Studios in London may be happy to learn that they will have another opportunity to pick up theatre tickets and witness Sharon Gless in the lead role as it transfers to the West End. The production is set to continue at its current home to the end of November and then resumes performances at the Aldwych Theatre – currently the home of “Cool Hand Luke” until Saturday 19th November 2011 - before the month is out.

Sharon Gless is an American actress who has appeared in a wealth of stage and screen roles over the years and is perhaps best known for her appearances in shows like “Cagney and Lacey” (alongside Tyne Daly, recently cast in “Master Class” at the Vaudeville Theatre) and “Nip/Tuck”. Her theatre roles have includes west end shows like “Misery” at the Criterion Theatre and “Chapter 2” at the Gielgud Theatre as well as “The Vagina Monologues” at Madison Square Garden in New York and “Cahoots” at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theatre.

“A Round-Heeled Woman” is based on the novel by Jane Jusko, which chronicles her dating experiences in California. In the play we meet Jusko, who has been deprived of a man for three decades after a divorce and decides that enough is enough by taking out an ad in The New York Review of Books. The result is sixty-three replies and an abundance of dates, which formed the basis of the resulting book. The play and novel also take their cues from the movie “Autumn Tale” by Eric Rohmer.

Sharon Gless is not the only returning cast member from the Riversides Studios production with Jane Bertish, Beth Cordingly, Barry McCarthy, Neil McCaul and Michael Thomson also making the trip to the West End. Bertish has appeared in shows like “Hurts Given and Received” at the Riverside Studios and West End shows like “Phaedre” at the Aldwych Theatre and “Othello” at the Lyric Theatre.

“A Round-Heeled Woman” is at the Aldwych Theatre from Wednesday 30th November 2011 (previews from Thursday 24th November 2011) to Saturday 14th January 2011.

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