"We Happy Few" by Imogen Stubbs at Gielgud from 17 June 2004 starring Juliet Stevenson


"We Happy Few" by Imogen Stubbs at Gielgud from 17 June 2004 starring Juliet Stevenson

It is now confirmed that by Imogen Stubbs' We Happy Few, will open at the Gielgud Theatre 29 June 2004, following previews from 17 June, and booking to 13 Nov 2004

In the cast are Juliet Stevenson (Hetty), Marcia Warren (Flora), Kate O’Mara (Helen), Patsy Palmer (Charlotte), Caroline Blakiston (Jocelyn), Paul Bentley (Reggie), Rosemary McHale (Gertrude), Adam Davy (Joseph), Cat Simmons (Ivy), Emma Darwall-Smith (Ros).

It is directed by Trevor Nunn, designed by John Napier, lighting by David Hersey, costumes by Elise Napier, original music by Steven Edis, choreography by Henry Metcalfe and sound by Colin Pink. It is produced by Bill Kenwright and Thelma Holt.

What did you do in the war mummy? Inspired by the true wartime history of the Osiris Players, Imogen Stubbs’ new comedy tells the story of a small group of women who come together to form a ‘girls only’ theatre company to take the plays of Shakespeare around a culture starved country. While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are blitzing London, these hopelessly mismatched individuals from entirely different social backgrounds embark on a crazy adventure, crammed into their battered 1920’s Rolls Royce. Together and separately they are forced to discover what life is like without men, and eventually, how they must survive when they have only each other.

Juliet Stevenson was recently in ‘Mona Lisa Smile’. She was in the controversial TV ‘Hear The Silence’ about the MMR vaccine earlier this year. She received the Evening Standard Award for her role in ‘Truly Madly Deeply’ and was in the Award winning ‘Bend It Like Beckham’. Her new film ‘Being Julia’ with Annette Benning, directed by Istvan Svabo, will be released later this year. Her many roles with the RSC include as Miss Chasen in Trevor Nunn’s ‘Once In A Lifetime’, as Madame de Tourvel in ‘Les Liaisons Dangereuses’, Rosalind in ‘As You Like It’. She starred in the West End production of‘ ‘Death And The Maiden’ and opposite John Malkovich in ‘Burn This’.

Marcia Warren’s extensive stage career includes her National and West End Award winning role as Mercy in ‘Humble Boy’ and as Martha in ‘Arsenic and Old Lace’.

Kate O’Mara was in the Peter Hall Company production of ‘An Ideal Husband’. She is best known as Joan Collins’ sibling rival in the TV series ‘Dynasty’.

Patsy Palmer has just toured in ‘Tell Me On A Sunday’. She portrayed Bianca in the BBC TV EastEnders for five years. She was in the BBC TV series of Trollope’s ‘He Knew He Was Right’ earlier this year.

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