The Children's Hour cast Update at Comedy Theatre


Cast update for Lillian Hellman’s The Children’s Hour, which opens at the Comedy Theatre 9 Feb 2011, following previews from 22 Jan - booking to 2 April 2011.

Joining previously mentioned Keira Knightley (Karen Wright ) and Elisabeth Moss (Martha Dobie ), are Tobias Menzies (Doctor Joseph Cardin), Ellen Burstyn (Amelia Tilford), Carol Kane (Lily Mortar), Bryony Hannah (Mary Tilford), Nancy Crane (Agatha), Amy Dawson (Rosalie Wells), Isabel Ellison (Catherine). Final casting will be announced shortly.

The Children’s Hour is directed by Ian Rickson, and produced by Sonia Friedman Productions & Scott Landis.

When a troubled teenager starts to spin a web of deceit, all around her are soon caught up in it. Karen Wright (Keira Knightley) and Martha Dobie (Elisabeth Moss) have worked for years to establish their all-girls boarding school, and now, with the school flourishing and Karen on the verge of marriage, their lives and loves finally appear secure. However, when malicious student Mary runs away from the school and seeks to avoid being sent back, she draws on hearsay, gossip, and her own imagination, to concoct a story that threatens the school, the marriage, and their entire futures.

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