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Country Girl with Martin Shaw & Jenny Seagrove at Apollo
Following a National tour, the Bill Kenwright production of The Country Girl, by Clifford Odets, opens at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, 11 Oct 2010, following previews from 6 Oct - booking to 26 Feb 2011.
Directed by Rufus Norris, starring Martin Shaw (Frank Elgin), Jenny Seagrove (Georgie), Mark Letheren (Bernie Dodd), Nicholas Day, Peter Harding, Thomasin Rand, Luke Shaw.
Washed-up actor Frank Elgin, a desperate and demanding alcoholic is offered a comeback chance to star in the next Broadway play by young director Bernie Dodd. Bernie, believing that Elgin's wife Georgie is the reason for Elgin’s career decline, strikes up a stormy relationship with the actor’s wife - but how far should a woman go to redeem the man she loves?
Martin Shaw's London stage credits include "A man For All Seasons" at the Haymarket Theatre in 2006; "An Ideal Husband" at the Haymarket in 1996 and "Rough Justice" at the Apollo in 1994. His TV credits include "Judge John Deed" with Jenny Seagrove, "The Chief", , "Adam Dalgleish", Inspector George Gently. Prior to numerous television, film, and theatre work Martin was catapulted to international stardom in the late Seventies almost immediately after the first few episodes of The Professionals, in which he starred as the hard-hitting Ray Doyle.
Jenny Seagrove's London stage credits include "Bedroom Farce" at the Duke of York's this year, "A Daughter's Daughter" at the Trafalgar Studio 1 in 2009, "The Letter" at the Wyndham's in 2007; "Night of the Iguana" at the Lyric in 2005; "The Secret Rapture" at the Lyric in 2003; "The Constant Wife" at the Apollo & Lyric Theatres in 2002;"The Female Odd Couple" at the Apollo in 2001; "Brief Encounter" at the Lyric in 2000; "Hurlyburly" at the Queens in 1997; "Dead Guilty" at the Apollo in 1995; "The Miracle Worker" at the Wyndham's in 1994. Her TV credits include 'Jo Mills' in the BBC series "Judge John Deed", with Martin Shaw.