"Sweet Panic" by Poliakoff Duke of York's from 30 Oct 03

"Sweet Panic" by Poliakoff Duke of York's from 30 Oct 03

Sweet Panic by Stephen Poliakoff , opens at the Duke of York's Theatre 12 Nov 03, following previews from 30 Oct , and booking to 7 Nov 03

(After Mrs Rochester, which was booking to 1 Nov at the Duke of York's will now close one week early on 25 Oct 03)

The cast includes Victoria Hamilton (Clare), Jane Horrocks (Mrs Trevel), John Gordon Sinclair (Martin) , Daniela Denby Ashe (Gina), Rupert Evans (Richard), Philip Bird (Mr Boulton)

Victoria Hamilton's London stage credits include "The Master Builder" at the Haymarket in 1995; "Trolilus and Cressida" for the RSC at the Barbican in 1996; "King Lear", "The Provok'd Wife" and "The Seagull" for the Peter Hall Company at the Old Vic in 1997; "Money" and "Summerfolk" at the Olivier, NT in 1999; "The Day in the Death of Joe Egg" at the New Ambassadors & Comedy theatres in 2001; "Home and Beauty" at the Lyric in 2002.

Jane Horrocks is best known as ditzy Bubbles in TV's "Absolutely Fabulous". Her film credits include the troubled teenager in Mike Leigh's 1990 film, "Life is Sweet" and the singing heroine in "Little Voice" in 1998. Her London stage cedits include "The Rise and Fall of Little Voice" and "Cabaret".

John Gordon Sinclair's London stage credits includes the musical "She Love Me" at the Savoy in 1994. He is widely known as the star of the film "Gregory's Girl".

The play is directed by Stephen Poliakoff, designed by Tom Piper, with lighting by Tim Mitchell. It is produced by Howard Panter for the Ambassador Theatre Group / Square Deal Productions.

Sweet Panic is a unique project in British Theatre since this production will enjoy both a West End run and will become a feature film for television featuring the same all-star cast.

Sweet Panic is essentially a modern urban thriller. A child psychologists grasp of contemporary life is brought into question when she finds herself stalked by the mother of one of her young clients . This "funny" play pits the two women against each other in a battle for the soul of the city.

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