McCormack Stars in Anna Weiss, 22 NovDate: 22 September 1999
British film star Catherine McCormack will star in the London premiere of Mike Cullen's Anna Weiss which opens at the Whitehall Theatre on 22 November 1999.
McCormack won international attention when she starred as Mel Gibson's wife in the 1995 film Braveheart. Her film credits since include The Land Girls, Dancing at Lughnasa, Dangerous Beauty and This Year's Love.
Anna Weiss was first performed at the Traverse in 1997's Edinburgh Fringe festival and went on to Boston. The three-hander concerns a psychiatrist who is trying to help a patient recover painful memories that may lead to a possible confrontation with the patient's father.
This new production is directed by James Kerr who directed the National's current production of Rita Dove's full-length verse play, Darker Face of the Earth. Scottish writer Mike Cullen's other plays include The Cut and The Collection.