Abi Titmuss Gets Stage Fright at Canal Cafe, FebDate: 28 December 2009
Fresh from her recent stint as Lady Macbeth (See News, 16 Nov 2009), Abi Titmuss will continue her theatrical reinvention in the new year when she stars in new comedy Stage Fright at London’s Canal Cafe Theatre, which runs from 3 to 20 February 2010 (preview 2 February).
Billed as a “savagely funny satire on celebrity and theatre”, Stage Fright, which is written by newcomer Lynn Howes and directed by Canel Cafe artistic director Emma Taylor, marks the latest chapter in Titmuss' transformation from lads' mag favourite to serious actress.
She will be joined in the cast by Sion Tudor-Owen, whose recent credits include the West End production of Carrie's War, and Alex Barclay, whose recent theatre work includes The Tempest and Twelfth Night (Sprite/York Theatre Royal).
Stage Fright charts the struggle for supremacy between three actors appearing in a play together; old friends Peter and Charles, and Geraldine, the young and vulnerable actress they have befriended. As opening night approaches, it becomes apparent that Geraldine is not who she appears to be, and the friends must fight to salvage their pride, their identity and their reputations.
Titmuss, who trained at Central School of Speech and Drama, rose to fame as a glamour model and reality television regular. Recently though she's notched up a range of stage acting credits including Arthur Miller’s Two Way Mirror (for which she won a Fringe Report Award), a national tour of The Naked Truth and Up 'n' Under at Hull Truck (See News, 22 Jul 2009).