Bartlett Sher’s Olivier Award nominated production of Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown The Musical has extended its run at London’s Playhouse Theatre until 22 August.
The summer extension follows yesterday’s Olivier Award nominations announcement, which saw two of the comedy musical’s stars receive nods for their performances in the show.
Tamsin Greig, who already has an Olivier Award to her name, was recognised in the Best Actress in a Musical category for her musical debut in the role of Pepa, while her co-star Haydn Gwynne is up for the Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical Award for her portrayal of the unhinged Lucia.
The acclaimed duo will continue to lead the musical’s cast into its new booking period alongside their current co-stars, which include Ricardo Afonso, Seline Hizli, Holly James, Anna Skellern and Willemijn Verkaik.
Talking about the show’s extension, producer Howard Panter said: “It has been a great joy to bring this fantastic and funny musical to London, with audiences being swept up in the comedy action and gorgeous Latin rhythms of our onstage band. Our audiences have really embraced this breath of fresh air musical comedy and the demand for tickets to Women On The Verge marks an exciting moment in the West End.”
Based on Pedro Almodóvar’s hit comedy film, the Madrid-set musical tale follows Greig’s Pepa as her world begins to unravel – her lover leaves her… then she meets his wife… and son… and his girlfriend – while her best friend becomes tangled in her own romantic crisis with a suspected criminal.
Musical theatre fans can find out whether Greig and Gwynne triumph in their nomination categories on 12 April, when the most highly anticipated event in the theatre awards calendar, the Olivier Awards with MasterCard, takes over London’s iconic Royal Opera House for a star-studded evening of celebration.