Damned Praed & Zimmerman Reunite On a CouchDate: 9 March 2004
Michael Praed (pictured) will reunite this month with his Contact co-star Leigh Zimmerman, when both star in the premiere of Carl Djreassi’s comedy Three on a Couch, running from 29 March to 25 April 2004 (previews from 17 March) at the fringe King’s Head Theatre. Praed replaces Owen Brenman who has left the production due to “artistic differences” (See News, 1 Mar 2004).
A world-famous scientist, best known for the synthesis of the contraceptive pill in the 1960s, Djerassi is the author of multiple novels and plays such as An Immaculate Misconception. Three on a Couch is directed by Andy Jordan and designed by Nicky Shaw.
Prior to Contact, Praed’s musical theatre credits included Aspects of Love and The Pirates of Penzance. Following Three on a Couch, he’ll star as F Scott Fitzgerald in the new musical The Beautiful and the Damned (See News, 27 Jan 2004), which opens at the West End’s Lyric Theatre on 6 May 2004 (previews from 28 April).
- by Terri Paddock