Alison Steadman cast in Here at Rose Theatre, Kingston

Alison Steadman has been cast in Here, by Michael Frayn, at the Rose Theatre, in Kingston, south London, from 19 April 2012 to 12 May 2012.

Alison Steadman is one of the UK’s most prolific actresses, recently enjoying a West End run in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit as the improbable clairvoyant Madame Arcati. Also on stage she created the role of the monstrous Beverly in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and starred in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, for which she won an Olivier Award. Her films include ‘Shirley Valentine’ and Mike Leigh’s ‘Life Is Sweet’ and ‘Topsy Turvy’. Television work includes ‘Fat Friends’, ‘The Singing Detective’, ‘Pride and Prejudice’ and ‘Gavin & Stacey’.

Directed by Lisa Spurling, designs and costumes by Polly Sullivan.

Here is where everything happens. Here and now – in the space around us that we can see and touch. For Phil and Cath, in this one small studio flat, as they begin to construct their life together. For them the whole past history of the universe has led up to this moment, and its whole future history will be determined by what they decide together. Here. Now. But how to decide anything, when the other person keep disagreeing? And when the woman downstairs keeps dumping the left-over remains of her own life on you...?

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