Phyllis Logan to star in transfer of play Switzerland in the West End


Joanna Murray-Smith’s play Switzerland, which is about novelist Patricia Highsmith is set to open in the West End at the Ambassadors Theatre in November, following its UK premiere in Bath.

The play revolves around Highsmith who penned thrillers and books such as Strangers on a Train and The Price of Salt and created characters like Tom Ripley. Switzerland sees her hiding away in her study in the Swiss Alps, an aging woman secluded, surrounded by her cats. A young New York publisher arrives to try to convince her to write one final Ripley novel.

Switzerland will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 10th November to 5th January, with an official opening night on 19th November. Tickets will be available soon.

Directed by Lucy Bailey, the play stars Phyllis Logan who starred as Mrs Hughes in Downton Abbey, and Calum Findlay, who played Rosencrantz in Robert Icke’s production of Hamlet starring Andrew Scott.

The news follows the early closure of Foxfinder at the Ambassadors, which will play its final performance tomorrow rather than 5th January as originally planned. The musical Eugenius was set to get its West End premiere to see out the year at the theatre, but was forced to cancel due to key investors pulling out.

Switzerland will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 11th November to 5th January.

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