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Full Cast for All About My Mother at the Old Vic
Full cast has now been announced for All About My Mother by Samuel Adamson, Based on the film by Pedro Almodovar, which opens at the Old Vic 4 Sep 2007, following previews from 25 Aug - running to 24 Nov 2007.
Eleanor Bron (Sister Rosa’s mother) and Mark Gatiss (Agrado) are to join previously mentioned Diana Rigg (Huma Rojo), Lesley Manville (Manuela), Joanne Froggatt (Sister Rosa), Colin Morgan (Manuela’s son, Esteban), Charlotte Randle (Nina). Other cast members are Bradley Freegard, Robert Galas, Lucy-Anne Holmes, Eileen Nicholas, Yvonne O’Grady, Michael Shaeffer.
Eleanor Bron's extensive theatre credits include The Miser, The White Devil, The Cherry Orchard, The Real Inspector Hound and The Duchess of Malfi, all for the National. Other theatre includes Hamlet at the Donmar, Dona Rosita The Spinster at the Almeida, Making Noise Quietly at The Whitehall and, most recently, In Extremis at Shakespeare’s Globe.
Mark Gatiss is best known as one third of the League of Gentlemen. He appeared in the West End with the other members of the League trio in Art. Film credits include The League of Gentleman’s Apocalypse, Match Point, Shaun of the Dead and Bright Young Things. For television, he has recently finished filming Sense and Sensibility and The Wind in the Willows for the BBC. He has written and appeared in the latest series of Dr Who and The Devil in Amber, the sequel to his best-selling book The Vesuvius Club, has just been published.
All About My Mother is directed by Tom Cairns, designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Bruno Poet, with sound by Christopher Shutt.
Co produced by Old Vic / Neal Street Productions.
Following the tragic death of her beloved son, Manuela goes to Barcelona in search of the father he never knew. But before she can exorcise her guilt, she gets caught up in the lives of three women: Agrado, a long-lost transvestite friend, Rosa, a young nun in search of love, and Huma Rojo, the famous actress her son so admired. Just as Manuela’s life begins to have meaning again, her son’s father returns and her journey of discovery and forgiveness comes full circle.