Alison Steadman will star in the Rose Theatre, Kingston's forthcoming revival of Michael Frayn's 1993 play Here, which runs from 27 April to 17 May 2012 (previews from 19 April).
Famously constructed entirely in the present tense with no reference to past events, the play centres on young couple who share a small studio flat where they begin to construct their life together.
But how will they decide anything when the other person keeps disagreeing, and when the woman downstairs keeps dumping the left-over remains of her own life on them?
Here was first seen at the Donmar Warehouse in 1993, when it starred Iain Glen and Teresa Banham. The new production will be directed by Lisa Spirling and designed by Polly Sullivan.
Alison Steadman recently appeared in the West End in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit as the improbable clairvoyant Madame Arcati. Also on stage she created the role of the monstrous Beverly in Mike Leigh's Abigail's Party and starred in The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, for which she won an Olivier Award.
Her films include Shirley Valentine and Mike Leigh’s Life Is Sweet and Topsy Turvy. Television work includes Fat Friends, The Singing Detective, Pride and Prejudice and Gavin & Stacey.