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Hampstead Theatre's production of Amelia Bullmore's comedy, Di and Viv and Rose, directed by Anna Mackmin, has posted early closing notices at the West End's Vaudeville Theatre, where it will now play its final performance on 14 March 2015, almost six-weeks ahead of its original booking date of 23 May 2015.
The West End production opened on 29 January 2015, following previews from 22 January and was met with favourable reviews, with many highlighting the performances of the three leading ladies as well as Bullmore's sharp comedy.
In a statement announcing the show’s closure, producers said:
"Despite great acclaim from critics and a hugely positive reaction from audiences, the West End can be an unpredictable place and transferring a new play has its risks. We’d like to thank our hugely talented cast and creative team for all of their hard work as well as the audiences who have supported the production from the start."
The cast for the production includes Tamzin Outhwaite, as Di, Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose. The creative team includes Paul Wills for scenic design, Oliver Fenwick for lighting, Scarlett Mackmin for choreography and Simon Baker for sound.
"Aged eighteen, three women join forces at university. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable. Di and Viv and Rose is an exploration of friendship’s impact on life, and life’s impact on friendship."
Premiered at Hampstead Downstairs in 2011, Di and Viv and Rose subsequently transferred to Hampstead Theatre's Main Stage in 2013, and was the first in-house transfer to do so. It is produced by Nick Frankfort & Tobias Round for CMP Ltd and Greg Ripley-Duggan for Hampstead Theatre.