Julia Roberts could soon join the list of Hollywood stars to take to the West End stage. According to various press reports, Roberts was considering playing spoilt heiress Tracey Lord in Philip Barry's 1939 comedy The Philadelphia Story. The revival was originally slated for 2001 with Ally McBeal's Calista Flockhart - herself the subject of A Doll's House casting rumours (See The Goss, 4 Sep 2003) - at the Shaftesbury Theatre in a seven-week season which was indefinitely postponed, supposedly because of foot-and-mouth and general election timing concerns (See News, 18 Apr 2001). Despite Roberts' initial interest, that Story may have to wait still longer to be told. The Notting Hill star has apparently cooled on the idea following the death this summer of Katharine Hepburn, who originated the part on stage and, starring opposite Cary Grant and Jimmy Stewart, on screen in George Cukor's 1940 Oscar-winning film. Roberts says she's still keen to do a play here, but would prefer something lower profile. In a Big Debate survey conducted on Whatsonstage.com last year, theatregoers voted Roberts one of the top ten Hollywood stars they'd most like to see tread the boards.