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Mackichan gets Jumpy in the West End

Published 3 July 2012

Doon Mackichan will reprise her role in April De Angelis’ Olivier Award-nominated play Jumpy when it transfers to the West End this summer.

The frank and funny drama, which tells the story of a 50-year-old woman whose protests have turned their focus from Greenham to persuading her daughter to go out fully clothed, will play at the Duke of York’s theatre from 16 August to 3 September.

The Smack The Pony actress, who plays Frances, will be joined by the previously announced Tamsin Greig who originated the role of Hilary when Jumpy opened at the Royal Court last year.

Original cast members Selene Hizli (House Of Bernada Alba, Land Girls), Richard Lintern (His Girl Friday), James Musgrave (Wanderlust), Bel Powley (Tusk Tusk) and Ewan Stewart (Much Ado About Nothing) will also reprise their roles in the production.

They will be joined by two new additions Ben Lloyd-Hughes (Cam), whose stage credits include The Way Of The World at Sheffield theatres, and star of the BBC’s Persuasion Amanda Root (Bea), who has previously appeared on stage in the RSC’s Macbeth and Troilus And Cressida.

Jumpy will open at the Duke of York’s theatre following the first play in the Royal Court’s West End season Posh, the story of an elite student dining society, which plays until 4 August.

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