Jemma Redgrave Wins Title Role in Hall's Major Barbara
Date: 10 March 1998
Jemma Redgrave has now been cast in the title role of the West End revival of George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy Major Barbara. Rehearsals have already begun for the play which will open at the Piccadilly Theatre on 14 May (previews from 1 May). The play will be the third in the new Peter Hall season which opens this week with Beckett's Waiting for Godot. It is the first major London revival of Major Barbara since the National Theatre production in 1982. Redgrave is best known for her television appearances in the UK. She will join a distiniguished cast that includes Elaine Paige, Michael Pennington, Peter Bowles, Anna Careret and David Yelland. Dame Judi Dench, currently appearing in David Hare's Amy's View at the Aldwych Theatre, joins the company in the autumn to star in Filumena.
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