Full cast announced for Hampstead's 'Stevie'

The Hampstead Theatre in north London has announced full casting for its upcoming production of Stevie by Hugh Whitemore, which runs at the Main Space from 6 March to 18 April 2015, with an official opening on 16 March 2015.

Joining the previously announced Zoë Wanamaker who stars in the title role of Stevie Smith, will be Lynda Baron and Chris Larkin.

Described as a biographical snapshot of both the poet and the private woman, Stevie Smith, this new play is the story of an endearing heroine, her unconventional life, powerful and popular poetry and her greatest struggle: to keep waving and not drowning.

The production, which is directed by Christopher Morahan, originally ran at the Chichester Festival Theatre. It will also feature designs by Simon Higlett.

Lynda Baron’s stage credits include 'When We Were Married' in the West End and 'Rookery Nook' at the Menier Chocolate Factory. Her television credits includes 'Chasing Shadows', 'Still Open All Hours', 'Doctor Who' and 'Eastenders'.

Chris Larkin previously starred in the Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of Stevie. His other stage credits include 'Noises Off' at the Old Vic, 'Yes Prime Minister' in the West End and National Tour and 'The Whisky Taster' at the Bush.

Zoë Wanamaker's recent stage credits include Terry Johnson’s 'Dead Funny' at the Hampstead and West End, along with 'Passion Play', 'All My Sons' and 'Much Ado About Nothing'. She is known for her screen roles which include 'Harry Potter', 'My Week with Marilyn' and 'My Family'.

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