Hollywood actress Laura Linney will make her London stage debut at the Bridge Theatre in the play My Name is Lucy Barton, which is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout. The play, which will play for a limited three-week run, will be directed by Richard Eyre and reunited the pair following their work together in a Broadway production of The Crucible, and the film The Other Man.
My Name is Lucy Barton
Unsteady after an operation, Lucy Barton wakes to find her mother sitting at the foot of her bed. She hasn’t seen her in years, and her visit brings back to Lucy her desperate rural childhood, and her escape to New York. As she begins to find herself as a writer, she is still gripped by the urgent complexities of family life.
Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout’s best-selling short novel, a haunting dramatic monologue, captivated readers in 2016.
Lucy Barton will be played by three-time Academy Award and four-time Tony nominee Laura Linney, making her London debut.