Hollywood star and rock chick Juliette Lewis made her professional stage acting debut last night (15 June 2006, previews from 7 June) in Lindsay Posner’s new production of Sam Shepard’s 1980 play Fool for Love at the West End’s Apollo Theatre (See News, 18 Apr 2006). Co-starring with Lewis is New Zealand-born screen actor Martin Henderson and Britons Larry Lamb and Joe Duttine.

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For 1st Night Photos, our Whatsonstage.com photographer was on hand at the curtain call and the post-show party at Soho nightclub Opium, where other guests included pop stars Nick Rhodes, Mica Paris and Gary Powell, actors John Shrapnel and Nicholas Le Prevost and It girl Tamara Beckwith, in addition to the cast, director and producers.

Set in a seedy motel room in southern California, Fool for Love centres on former lovers May (Lewis) and Eddie (Henderson) who go back beyond their adult lives, back to the legacy of their parents and their parents before. It’s presented in the West End by Out of Blue Productions.

-by Terri Paddock