Brian Friel was among the attendees at the Old Vic last night (5 March 2009, previews from 26 February) to see the opening of Anna Mackmin's revival of his award-winning 1990 play Dancing at Lughnasa. Other notable guests included Neve Campbell, Bob Geldof and Peter Hall.

The production marks the stage debut of Andrea Corr (pictured, with Mackmin), whose experience working alongside her siblings in pop group The Corrs must have come in handy for her role as Chris, one of the five Mundy sisters in Friel's drama.

The cast also includes Niamh Cusack, Michelle Fairley, Simone Kirby, Susan Lynch, Finbar Lynch, Peter McDonald and Jo Stone-Fewings. The production is designed by Lez Brotherston and produced by the Old Vic, Sonia Friedman Productions and Tulchin/Bartner.

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For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer Dan Wooller was at the after party held at the Baltic in SE1, where the company were joined by guests including Michael Winner, Peter Hall, Neil Pearson, Bob Geldof, Jeanne Marine, Laura Michelle Kelly, Neve Campbell, Nancy Carroll and Brian Friel.


Also opening this week (6 March 2009, previews from 2 March) was Mark Ravenhill's Over There at the Royal Court, part of the venue's Off the Wall season of plays about Germany. Starring twin brothers Luke and Harry Treadaway, it tells of two brothers trying to reconnect after growing up on different sides of the Berlin wall. It continues to 21 March.

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