Laura Linney to make London stage debut at the Bridge Theatre

Hollywood actress Laura Linney will make her London stage debut at the Bridge Theatre in the play My Name is Lucy Barton, which is based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Elizabeth Strout.

The play, which will play for a limited three-week run, will be directed by Richard Eyre and reunited the pair following their work together in a Broadway production of The Crucible, and the film The Other Man.

Linney is a Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning actress who is best known for her appearances on screen in films such as The Truman Show, Sully, Hyde Park on Hudson and Love Actually. Her stage credits on Broadway include Six Degrees of Separation, The Seagull, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and The Little Foxes. She currently appears in the Netflix drama Ozark.

She will play the title role of Lucy Barton in the dramatic monologue, which has been adapted from Strout’s best-selling novel by Rona Munro, from 2nd to 23rd June, with an official opening on 6th June.

The play is about Lucy Barton who wakes up feeling unsteady following an operation and sees her mother, who she hasn’t seen for years, sat at the foot of the bed. This makes Lucy recall her childhood in rural America, and how she escaped to life in New York. The book was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2016.

My Name is Lucy Barton  will be directed by Eyre, whose production of Long Day’s Journey Into Night is set to open in the West End at the Wyndham’s Theatre, and designed by Bob Crowley.

My Name is Lucy Barton is at the Bridge Theatre from 2nd to 23rd June.

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