EastEnders star Louisa Lytton will star in A Broken Rose, a new play by Sarah Goddard to be staged at London’s Cockpit theatre this September.
Playing from 11 September and directed by Phil Willmott, Artistic Director of The Steam Industry, which produces The Scoop’s annual free outdoor season, A Broken Rose tells the powerful and harrowing story of Maria (Lytton) who invents her own world to live in.
As the harsh reality of her life begins to blur with her imaginary existence, Maria is left struggling in the wake, unable to grasp hold of either.
Following her long-running role as Ruby Allen in EastEnders, Lytton became the youngest ever contestant on Strictly Come Dancing in 2006, finishing in fourth place at just 17 years of age.
The actress has also appeared on screen in ITV’s crime series The Bill and film Ali G In Da House. On stage she has appeared in regional pantomimes and toured with the British Shakespeare Company in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Much Ado About Nothing.
Lytton is joined in the cast by Nicholas Boulton, Nicola Wright, John Last, Amy Barnes and Chris Barley.