Tracey Ullman in The City at Almeida Theatre from 8 Sep

Tracey Ullman has been cast in The City by Stephen Poliakoff, which opens at the Almeida Theatre, an off West End venue in Angel, north London, 15 Sep 2011, following previews from 8 Sep - running to 5 Nov 2011

Public Booking opens 9 May 2011.

Tracey Ullman appeared on stage in 1982 in the original production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too at the Royal Court and will be making her long-awaited return to the London stage in My City. More recently she appeared in New York opposite Morgan Freeman in The Taming of the Shrew. Tracey is best known for her television appearances in hit sketch comedies A Kick up the Eighties, Three of a Kind and Girls on Top. In 1987 Tracey launched The Tracey Ullman Show which after receiving much success in the UK was taken to the US becoming the long-running series Tracey Takes On… She has also appeared in films such as Woody Allen’s Bullet Over Broadway and Small Time Crooks as well as I Love You to Death, Plenty, A Dirty Shame and Tim Burton's Corpse Bride.

Directed by Stephen Poliakoff, designed by Lez Brotherson, lighting by Oliver Fenwick, sound by Ben and Max Ringham.

How would you feel if, 15 years after you last saw them, you bumped into the one person who had the biggest influence on your life? On a dusky evening, Richard Kenton finds his primary school headmistress lying on a park bench in the shadow of St Paul's Cathedral. As he becomes reacquainted with her and the other teachers that helped shape him, memories of their vivid and imaginative lessons come to life and their tales of London inspire him once more.

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