Tamsin Greig in Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown
Episodes and Black Books Star Appearing in West End Premiere of the Tony Nominated Musical
Tamsin Greig returns to the West End in the final month of the year to appear in the production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown at the Playhouse Theatre. The musical has previously appeared on Broadway, where it was nominated for three Tony Awards, and makes its way to London for its premiere on this side of the Atlantic.
The story of the 1988 film on which it is based takes audiences to Madrid and is a comedy focusing on women whose relationships with the opposite sex lead to an eventful two days. A complex web is created as a woman attempts to find out why her lover left her, meaning she crosses paths with the man’s wife and child, plus his newest lover. The stage adaptation is a musical with songs like Madrid and My Crazy Heart, among others.
The musical is based on the Pedro Almodóvar film of the same name and is set to be directed by Bartlett Sher, The music and lyrics are by David Yazbek, with Jeffrey Lane penning the book.
Tamsin Greig is best known for her work in television comedy, which has seen her appear in a range of well known shows over the years. These include current show Episodes, in which she appears alongside Matt LeBlanc and former Jeeves and Wooster star Stephen Mangan, plus Black Books, Green Wing, The Secret Policeman’s Ball and Friday Night Dinner, among others. However, her stage work has also landed her much success and she picked up a Laurence Olivier Award for Much Ado About Nothing for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Her other credits include King John for the same company, The God Of Carnage at the Gielgud Theatre, Gethsemane at the National Theatre, The Little Dog Laughed at the Garrick Theatre and Jumpy at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
The Playhouse Theatre is currently the home of 1984, following the closure of Spamalot in April, and it will welcome Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown from 12th January 2015 (previews from 20th December 2014) to 9th May 2015.