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Park Avenue Cat with Gray OBrien at the Arts Theatre

Thursday, 2nd Jun 2011  

Coronation Street Actor Starring Alongside Josefina Gabrielle, Tessa Peake-Jones and Daniel Weyman in London

The latest show to announce an appearance on the London stage is a comedy from the pen of Frank Strausser, which goes by the name of “Park Avenue Cat”. The Arts Theatre will be the premiere of the production and with its announcement also comes details of the cast as well as the director in Glen Walford. Audiences can pick up Theatre Tickets for the production as it opens its doors in July following the likes of “Bette & Joan”, which appears there currently.

The cast will include “Coronation Street” star Gray O’Brien alongside Tessa Peake-Jones, Josefina Gabrielle and Daniel Weyman.

Gray O’Brien is a well known actor whose best known work was found in the long-running soap “Coronation Street”, which occupied his time until he stepped down in 2010. His other credits include the likes of “Doctor Who”, “River City”, “Peak Practice” and the movie “The Queen”, whilst he also took on a lead role in “Casualty” in the late 1990s. “Park Avenue Cat” will not be his first time onstage, however, and he has previously been cast in the likes of “Aladdin” (pantomime) at the Manchester Opera House.

Josefina Gabrielle, meanwhile, has also appeared in a wealth of productions, though she is better known for her stage career, from which she has accumulated many different credits. Her best known work is that of “Oklahoma!”, which ran at both The National Theatre and the Lyceum Theatre and landed her with a nomination for a Laurence Olivier Award. Her other credits include the recent “Sweet Charity” at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Haymarket Theatre, “The Witches of Eastwick” at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane, plus “Chicago” at the Cambridge Theatre.

In “Park Avenue Cat” the plot focuses on a confused and out-of-his-depth therapist in Los Angeles, who has to deal with a particularly odd case involving two men and a very beautiful woman.

“Park Avenue Cat” makes is appearance at the Arts Theatre in London from Thursday 7th July 2011 (previews from Friday 1st July 2011) to Saturday 20th August 2011.

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