Well transfers to Apollo

Published November 3, 2008

Well, Lisa Kron’s Tony Award-nominated comedy which played at Trafalgar Studios earlier this year, transfers to the West End’s Apollo theatre on 29 December for a limited season to 24 January.

An autobiographical play, Well depicts the relationship between American comic memoirist Kron and her mother, Ann. When Kron writes Ann into her latest play, she goes a step too far. The stage is set for a mother-daughter showdown as Kron’s well-planned show collapses into an explosion of riotous comedy and heartbreaking home truths.

Well opened on Broadway in 2006 and earned two Tony Award nominations. The play received its UK premiere at Trafalgar Studio 2 in September.

Sarah Miles and Natalie Casey reprise their roles from the run at Trafalgar Studios, playing mother and daughter. Stage and film veteran Miles is best known for her Oscar-nominated performance in 1970 film Ryan’s Daughter, as well as roles in Lady Caroline Lamb and Term Of Trial, opposite Laurence Olivier. Casey starred in C4 soap Hollyoaks and sitcom Two Pints Of Lager And A Packet Of Crisps, before going on to appear on the London stage in Fame at the Shaftesbury.

The pair are joined at the Apollo by Oliver Chris, known for his roles in television comedies The Office, Green Wing and The IT Crowd. On stage he played Petruchio in The Taming Of The Shrew at Wilton’s Music Hall in 2007.

Currently at the Apollo is Rain Man, an adaptation of the film of the same name, starring Josh Hartnett and Adam Godley, which ends its run on 20 December. Well fills the gap between the end of Rain Man and Three Days Of Rain, starring James McAvoy and Nigel Harman, which previews at the Apollo from 30 January.

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