First Performance 13/01/2011
Closing 05/03/2011
Running Time 2h25

Gina Gionfriddo’s Becky Shaw tells a comic tale of tangled love lives.

From the moment that Becky Shaw arrives overdressed for her blind date with straight-talking Max, it is clear the evening is unlikely go to plan. In the immediate fallout, Becky becomes an object of devotion for her boss Andrew, who appears to have a fetish for vulnerable women. In turn Andrew’s wife Suzanna turns to her step-brother Max for comfort, and their mutual desire begins to resurface.

The cast of Becky Shaw includes Haydn Gwynne, whose theatrical credits include an extensive catalogue with the Royal Shakespeare Company and originating the role of Mrs Wilkinson in Billy Elliot The Musical.

Daisy Haggard, who plays the title role of Becky Shaw, is best known for her television appearances in comedies including Psychoville, Man Stroke Woman and Green Wing.

Peter DuBois, who directs Becky Shaw, directed both the play’s world premiere at the Actors Theater of Louisville and its New York premiere at the Second Stage Theater.

The Almeida theatre production of Becky Shaw is sponsored by Pinsent Masons.

For more about Becky Shaw at the Almeida theatre read the First Night Feature or the Big Interview with Haydn Gwynne.

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