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Theatre Royal Bath Productions have announced that Richard Schiff and Nigel Lindsay will join the previously announced Lindsay Lohan in the upcoming West End revival of David Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, which opens at the Playhouse Theatre on 2 October 2014, following previews from 24 September, running to 29 November 2014.
Schiff and Lindsay will play two high-powered Hollywood producers, Bobby Gould and Charlie Fox who are convinced that their latest project starring a highly bankable star will prove to be a box office hit. Their dream is quickly derailed by secretary Karen (Lohan) who persuades Bobby to ditch the star in favour of a story which can only be described as box-office poison.
David Mamet's play first premiered on Broadway in 1988, starring Joe Mantegna, Ron Silver and Madonna, transferring to London in 1989. It was later revived in the West End in 2000 and at the Old Vic Theatre in 2008.
Richard Schiff is best known for his television roles, which include Toby Ziegler on the NBC's long running series 'The West Wing' for which he received an Emmy Award. More recently he has been seen on screen in 'Murder in the First', 'Manhatten' and 'Once Upon a Time'. His work on stage include the one-man show 'Underneath the Lintel' in London, alongside the title role in Eugene O'Neill's HUGHIE at the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., and a recent Broadway run opposite Al Pacino in Mamet's 'Glengarry Glen Ross'.
Nigel Lindsay has worked extensively in the West End, including 'Dealer's Choice', 'Guys and Dolls' and 'Shrek the Musical' for which he was nominated for an Olivier Award. He was most recently featured in the RSC's production of 'Richard II' opposite David Tennant. He is currently starring in the National Theatre's production of 'A Small Family Business'.
Speed-the-Plow will be directed by Lindsay Posner, and produced by Danny Moar and Simon Friend for Theatre Royal Bath Productions.