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Vieux Carre transfers to Charing Cross Theatre
Vieux Carré , by Tennessee Williams, which ended a 3 week run at the King's Head Theatre in Angel, north London, on 4 August, will transfer to the Charing Cross Theatre, an Off West End venue in central London, from 14 Aug to 1 Sep 2012.
Hildegard Neil will take over the central role of Mrs Wire. The cast also includes Samantha Coughlan, Eva Fontaine, Anna Kirke, Jack McMillan, Paul Standell, David Whitworth, Tom Ross Williams.
It is directed by Robert Chevara, designed by Nicolai Hart-Hansen, costumes by Jonathan Lipman.
About an aspiring young writer, and the bizarre, poignant and funny characters he encounters at a New Orleans boarding house. They include Mrs Wire, the young writer’s demented, manipulative landlady; Nightingale, an older, predatory, tubercular artist who refuses to accept his condition; Jane, a New Rochelle society girl dying of leukemia; her sexually ambiguous, drug-addicted lover Tye, who works as a bouncer in a strip club; Mary Maud and Miss Carrie, two eccentric elderly women who literally are starving to death; and a gay photographer with a passion for orgies.