facebook play-alt chevron-thin-right chevron-thin-left cancel location info chevron-thin-down star-full help-with-circle calendar images mail whatsapp directions_car directions_bike train directions_walk directions_bus close spinner11

McDade and White in National thriller

First Published 28 April 2011, Last Updated 28 April 2011

Lark Rise To Candleford’s Sandy McDade and Life On Mars’s Liz White are to star in the National Theatre revival of 1603 domestic thriller A Woman Killed With Kindness.

They join Paul Ready in the Katie Mitchell-directed tale of two women fighting for their emotional survival in a rural wilderness dominated by men, money and an unbending morality.

For White, who was most recently seen in the BBC adaptation of The Crimson Petal And The White, A Woman Killed With Kindness marks a return to the National Theatre, where she starred in the double bill of Spring Storm and Beyond The Horizon last year.

McDade also returns to the National, where she last appeared in The Seagull, also directed by Mitchell. Her other National Theatre credits include The House Of Bernarda Alba, A Prayer For Owen Meany and The Good Person Of Sichuan, though currently she is probably best known as Lark Rise To Candleford’s Miss Ellison.

Ready, like McDade, is an NT regular, with productions including London Assurance, Time And The Conways, Major Barbara and Saint Joan to his name, along with the Mitchell-directed Attempts On Her Life and Waves.

A Woman Killed With Kindness, which is written by Thomas Heywood, opens at the National’s Lyttelton theatre in June, where it will play in rep with One Man, Two Guvnors.

MA

Share

Sign up

Related articles

If you click through to seat selection (where you'll see either best available or a seating plan), you will be seeing the most up-to-date prices. If this differs from what we've written on the calendar, please bear with us, as those prices will update soon.

We now sell our famous TKTS Booth discounts online here at Official London Theatre.

We are now cancelling all performances up until and including 31 May 2020 to help us process existing bookings whilst we wait for further clarity from the government in terms of when we will be able to reopen.

We are so sorry that in these testing and difficult times you are not able to enjoy the show you have booked for and hope the following helps clarify next steps in respect of your tickets .

There is nothing that you need to do if your performance has been cancelled, but we do ask for your patience.

If you have booked directly with the theatre or show website for an affected performance, please be assured that they will contact you directly to arrange an exchange for a later date, a credit note/voucher or a refund. If you have booked via a ticket agent they will also be in contact with you directly.

We are processing in strict date order of performance, so you are likely to be contacted after the date you were due to go to the theatre. However, we want to reassure you that you will be contacted, and your order will be processed, but please do bear with us.

We’d like to thank everyone who has been patient and kind in dealing with their ticket providers so far and we are sorry that we cannot process your order as quickly as we would like.

Please do not contact your credit card company as that will slow the process down and put an additional burden on our box office and ticket agent teams.

In order for us to serve our audiences the best we can, please do not get in touch with your point of sale if you have booked for performances after 31 May. Please be reassured that if we have to cancel future performances you will be directly contacted by your theatre or ticket provider. Our producers continue to plan for all eventualities dependent on the individual needs of their shows and we will provide further updates on specific shows as and when they become available.

We look forward to welcoming you back into our theatres as soon as we are allowed to resume performances. In the meantime stay safe and healthy.

While theatres are currently closed, various venues and productions are making announcements for their individual shows, including cancellations and rescheduled performances. Please check with the individual shows for details.