Maureen Lipman joins James Dreyfus in Harvey
The actress joins Lindsay Posner's production which opens at Birmingham Repertory Theatre in February
Lipman, whose stage credits include Daytona, When We Are Married and A Little Night Music, will play Veta, who tries to get her brother, Elwood P. Dowd played by James Dreyfus, committed rather than risk the family's reputation.
Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy tells the story of Elwood P. Dowd who has an unwavering friendship with a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit named Harvey.
Lindsay Posner's production runs at Birmingham Repertory Theatre from 6-21 February 2015 before touring to Malvern Theatres (24-28 February), Richmond Theatre (3-7 March) and Brighton Theatre Royal (17-21 March).