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Hampstead Theatre's production of Amelia Bullmore's comedy, Di and Viv and Rose, directed by Anna Mackmin, transfers to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre, opening on 29 January 2015, following previews from 22 January - booking to 23 May 2015.
The cast includes Tamzin Outhwaite, who will be reprising her role as Di for the first eight weeks of the play's run. Outhwaite will be joined by Samantha Spiro (Viv) and Jenna Russell (Rose). The creative team includes Paul Wills for scenic design, Oliver Fenwick for lighting, Scarlett Mackmin for choreography and Simon Baker for sound.
Synopsis: "Aged eighteen, three women join forces at university. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable. Di and Viv and Rose is an exploration of friendship’s impact on life, and life’s impact on friendship."
Premiered at Hampstead Downstairs in 2011, Di and Viv and Rose subsequently transferred to Hampstead Theatre's Main Stage in 2013, and was the first in-house transfer to do so. The comedy is Hampstead Theatre's third West End transfer this year following 'Good People' (Noel Coward Theatre) and Sunny Afternoon (Harold Pinter Theatre).
Tamzin Outhwaite, a television favourite in programmes such as 'EastEnders', 'New Tricks', 'Doctor Who', 'Silent Witness', 'Hotel Babylon' and 'Hustle', is currently appearing on the London stage in Breeders at the St James Theatre, near Victoria in central London. Outhwaite's previous West End credits include 'Sweet Charity' at the Haymarket Theatre Royal in 2010 and 'Boeing Boeing' at the Comedy Theatre (now the Harold Pinter Theatre) in 2007.
Di and Viv and Rose is produced by Nick Frankfort & Tobias Round for CMP Ltd and Greg Ripley-Duggan for Hampstead Theatre.