Alex Kingston to star in Joshua Harmon's play Admissions in the West End
Joshua Harmon’s new play Admissions is set to transfer to the West End next month, starring actor Alex Kingston at Trafalgar Studios.
Having premiered on Broadway last year, Admissionsis set in the admissions department of a US school with its sights set on Ivy League status. It centres around the head of the department Sherri and her husband who is also the school’s headmaster.
Alex Kingston may be best known for her television appearances in shows such as ER and Doctor Who. On stage, she appeared in London in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest at the Garrick Theatre opposite Christian Slater in 2008, and in 2015, she starred opposite Kenneth Branagh in Macbeth at Manchester International Festival.
Joshua Harmon’s previous plays include Bad Jews, which ran at the Arts Theatre and St James Theatre in London, and Significant Other, which premiered on Broadway in 2017.
Admissions premiered in New York at the Lincoln Center Theater in 2018, and won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play as well as the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play.
In a four-star review of the New York run of the play, New York Theatre Guide said the play was “an interesting discourse on the perils of white male privilege”.
Admissions tickets are available now.
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