There was a high celeb count at last night's opening of Three Days of Rain at the Apollo theatre - and that was just the cast! James McAvoy, Nigel Harman and Lyndsey Marshal have teamed up with director Jamie Lloyd to present the first major London revival of Richard Greenberg's play since it made its UK premiere at the Donmar Warehouse in 1999.

Three Days of Rain  explores the secrets passed from one generation to the next. When two architecture partners die, they leave their children the mysterious legacy of a house they designed. The past, including an inexplicable diary entry containing the words 'three days of rain', is delved and re-interpreted until the audience is taken back to the earlier generation (played by the same three actors) to discover the truth.

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For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was at the aftershow party, held at the Paramount Club, Centre Point. The company were joined by guests including Greg & Lucy Rusedski, Dexter Fletcher, Anne-Marie Duff, Benedict Cumberbatch and McAvoy's wife, actress Anne-Marie Duff.

Continuing the Donmar connection, Three Days of Rain is produced in the West End by Neal Street Productions (the company founded in 2003 by former Donmar artistic director and executive director Sam Mendes and Caro Newling) and CMP (founded by two more former Donmar executives, Nick Frankfort and Tobias Round, in 2006). It runs at the Apollo until 2 May 2009.

- by Theo Bosanquet