Following the official opening of The Old Vic's new production of King Lear starring double Academy Award-w...
Death and the Maiden with Thandie Newton at Comedy
Thandie Newton has been cast as 'Paulina Salas' in Death and the Maiden, by Ariel Dorfman, opening at the Comedy Theatre 24 Oct 2011, following previews from 13 Oct - booking to 21 Jan 2012. (Public Booking opens Monday 25 July)
Casting of the two male roles will be announced soon.
Thandie Newton's many film credits include "The Pursuit of Happyness"," Mission: Impossible II", "Crash", "Run, Fatboy, Run" and "W". Her TV credits include Makemba "Kem" Likasu in "ER".
Directed by Jeremy Herrin , designed by Peter McKintosh, produced by Creative Management and Productions (CMP)& Lyndi Adler
An account of confession and revenge set against the backdrop of a new democracy, emerging from a long period of dictatorship. A former political prisoner suffered at the hands of a captor whose face she never saw, but whose voice and mannerisms she recalls with terrifying clarity. Years later, and as if by fate, she acts as judge and jury to a man she believes to have been her oppressor. She struggles to find a form of reconciliation for the experience that she and others, have endured.