Markham Stars in Wedding Story at Soho TheatreDate: 5 January 2001
Kika Markham, Laurence Olivier nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance in Coward's Song at Twilight last year, stars in the London transfer of A Wedding Story, opening at Soho Theatre on Jan 18 (previews from Jan 16) for a run to Feb 3.
Highly acclaimed on its premiere at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in November, the play is produced by Sphinx Theatre Company who specialise in new and contemporary plays, and written by Bryony Lavery, whose plays include Goliath (also produced by Sphinx) and Frozen, the latter of which won her the TMA Award for Best New Play in 1998.
The play, a comedy drama about marriage and the nature of love in an age of brief encounters and one-night stands, concerns a mother facing Alzheimer's and the effect this has on her family. The cast also includes Jackie Clune, best known for her cabaret recreations of Karen Carpenter, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and other personalities.
The director is Annie Castledine, who directed the Sphinx production of Lavery's Goliath, on tour and at London's Bush Theatre in 1997.