The Human Voice by Jean Cocteau at the Tabard

Jean Cocteau's one woman monologue The Human Voice will run at the Tabard Theatre in Chiswick, west London, from 2 to 27 February 2016, with an official opening on 5 February 2016.

Originally written by French surrealist Jean Cocteau in 1930, this new production has been translated by Anthony Wood. It will be directed by Alex Sutton with design by Michael Leopold.

"A lonely woman onstage and a phone rings. On the end of the line, her former lover is about to marry someone else. All hopes rest on the chance of this final conversation."

The production will star Lizzie Hopley whose recent credits include the 'Roaring Girls' season at the RSC and Cheek by Jowls' 'Tis Pity She's a Whore'. Her screen credits include 'Jane Eyre', 'Randall and Hopkirk', 'The Day of the Triffids' and 'The Suspicions of Mr Whicher'.

A statement was issued on 22 January 2016 cancelling the production, as follows: "It is with regret that, despite all efforts, The Human Voice will no longer go ahead as intended due to technical and unforeseen performance rights issues. Apologies for any inconvenience caused."

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