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Penny Downie replaces Alison Steadman in Rabbit Hole
Producers of the UK premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole, which runs at the Hampstead Theatre in north London from 29 January to 5 March 2016, with an official opening on 4 February 2016, have announced a cast change prior to the beginning of rehearsals.
Due to personal reasons, Alison Steadman has had to withdraw. Penny Downie will now assume her role of Nat and join previously announced cast members Claire Skinner (Becca), Tom Goodman-Hill (Howie), Georgina Rich (Izzy), and Sean Delaney (Jason), in the production directed by Edward Hall.
Hampstead Theatre Artistic Director Edward Hall commented:
David Lindsay-Abaire’s Pulitzer Prize-winning drama premiered on Broadway in 2006 where it was nominated for Best Play. It was later turned into a film which starred Nicole Kidman. His most recent play at the Hampstead Theatre was 'Good People', which starred Imelda Staunton, and transferred to the West End in 2014.
Tickets for the production are now on sale.
Penny Downie recently appeared as Lady Sinderby in ITV's "Downton Abbey." Her West End credits include 'Storm in a Flower Vase' (Arts Theatre), 'Butley' (Duchess Theatre) and 'Helen' (The Globe).