The world premiere of Neil LaBute's In A Forest, Dark and Deep opened last night (14 March, previews from 3 March 2011) with Lost heartthrob Matthew Fox making his West End debut alongside British stage and screen star Olivia Williams.

On a dark and stormy night, all Bobby thought he was doing was helping his sister Betty clear out her cottage in the forest. But in this cabin of lies nothing is as it seems and the truth refuses to be packed away. What is she hiding? Does he really want to find out?

Written and directed by LaBute, the psychological thriller plays a limited 12-week season at the Vaudeville Theatre to 4 June 2011.

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American dramatist Neil LaBute’s work is frequently mounted in the UK. It was announced this week that his next London debut will be Reasons to be Pretty which will be staged at the Almeida from 17 November (previews from 10 November) to 14 January 2012. The piece opened on Broadway at the Lucille Lortel Theater in 2008.

In the West End, his credits include Some Girls, The Shape of Things and, most recently, Fat Pig, which won the 2009 Whatsonstage.com Award for Best New Comedy; at the Almeida Theatre, In a Dark Dark House, The Mercy Seat, The Distance from Here, Bash and The Shape of Things; at the Donmar Warehouse, This Is How It Goes; and at the Bush, The Furies, Helter Skelter, Land of the Dead, The War on Terror and Wrecks.

In addition to his stage work, LaBute is well known for his screen writing and directing. His films include In the Company of Men, Your Friends and Neighbors, Nurse Betty, Possession, The Wicker Man and adaptations of The Shape of Things and Bash.

In a Forest, Dark and Deep is designed by Soutra Gilmour, with lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Fergus O'Hare. It’s produced by Anna Waterhouse, Nica Burns, Max Weitzenhoffer, Jay Harris and Josephine Genetay.