Trevor Nunn will direct Olivia Williams in a revival of Scenes From A Marriage at the St James theatre later this year.
Adapted by Joanna Murray-Smith, Ingmar Bergman’s portrait of a failing marriage will play from 11 September (press night 16 September) to 9 November at the Victoria venue.
Stage and screen actress Williams will take on the role of Marianne in Nunn’s production about a couple who become warring contenders in divorce following the disintegration of their marriage, having previously worked with the acclaimed Cats and Les Misérables director on Love’s Labour’s Lost, his final production as Artistic Director of the National Theatre.
The actress’ other stage credits include Hotel In Amsterdam at the Donmar Warehouse, In A Forest, Dark And Deep at the Vaudeville theatre and the National Theatre production of Happy Now?, while on screen she has appeared in films including The Ghost Writer, Anna Karenina, The Sixth Sense and An Education.
The revival of Scenes From A Marriage, which will open almost a year after the St James theatre’s very first press night, marks Nunn’s second production of the play, having previously directed Bergman’s honest portrayal of love and turmoil at Coventry’s Belgrade theatre in 2008.
Originally created for Swedish television, Scenes From A Marriage will open at the St James theatre following the Wales Millennium Centre’s first London transfer I’m With The Band, which plays from 28 August to 7 September.