Seline Hizli has been announced as the final cast member to join the forthcoming musical adaptation of Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown, which begins its run at the Playhouse Theatre next month.
The Land Girls star, whose recent stage credits include Royal Court productions of In The Republic Of Happiness and Jumpy, joins her fellow Jumpy co-star Tamsin Greig in the production. Hizli, whose other stage credits include The House Of Bernada Alba at the Almeida Theatre, has also appeared on screen in Call The Midwife, Kerry and The Appropriate Adult.
Featuring a score by David Yazbek and Jeffrey Lane, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown will open at the Playhouse Theatre on 12 January following previews from 16 December.
Set on the streets of Madrid, the musical charts the story of Pepa, played by Greig, whose world begins to unravel when her lover leaves her. When Pepa then meets his wife, son and new girlfriend, and her best friend becomes tangled up in her own romantic crisis with a suspected criminal, she is left with only the taxi driver to help navigate the Gran Vía ahead.
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown’s humorous tale first became a hit in the form of Pedro Almodóvar’s Oscar nominated film in 1988, when it was praised for capturing a liberated Spain and placing women at the centre of their own experience. The stage show was first seen on Broadway in 2010 and received a handful of Tony Award nominations.
The show’s London outing, which sees the musical’s original director Bartlett Sher return to the production, features a cast that also includes Haydn Gwynne, Jérôme Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso and Haydn Oakley.
Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown will follow Lindsay Lohan’s stage debut in Speed-The-Plow into the Playhouse Theatre. David Mamet’s acclaimed satirical portrayal of Hollywood is due to close on 19 November.