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Seline Hizli will join the cast for the upcoming production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, which will open at the Playhouse Theatre on 12 January 2015, following previews from 18 December 2014, and concludes its 20-week limited run on 9 May 2015.
Seline Hizli completes the cast as Marisa, and will be joining the previously announced Tamsin Greig (Pepa), Hadyn Gwynne (Lucia), Anna Skellern (Candela), Willemijn Verkaik (Paulina), Ricardo Afonso (Taxi Driver), Rebecca McKinnis (Christina), Sarah Moyle (Pepa’s Concierge), Haydn Oakley (Carlos), Jerome Pradon (Ivan), Marianne Benedict, Holly James, Michael Matus, Alastair Natkiel, Nuno Queimado and Dale Rapley.
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown features music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Jeffrey Lane and is based on the original 1988 film by Pedro Almodóvar. The West End production will be directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher, who also directed the musical on Broadway.
The musical captures the sexy and colourful spirit of Pedro Almodóvar’s Madrid, and follows Pepa and her friends as they juggle their everyday lives and extraordinary moments in a surprising, and rebellious musical comedy.
Seline Hizli has previously appeared alongside Tamsin Greig in 'Jumpy' at the Royal Court Theatre. Other London stage credits include 'In the Republic of Happiness', also at the Royal Court Theatre, and 'The House of Bernada Alba' at the Almeida Theatre. Seline has also appeared in several television programmes, including 'Kerry' on ITV2, 'Call the Midwife' on BBC1 and 'The Appropriate Adult' on ITV.
The Broadway production of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown starred Sherie Rene Scott, Patti LuPone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Laura Benanti, and played the Belasco Theatre from 08 October 2010 to 02 January 2011. It was nominated for 3 Tony Awards in 2011 - Best Original Score, and Best Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical (for both LuPone and Benanti).