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Jane Asher stars opposite daughter in new play at Park Theatre

The Gathered Leaves by Andrew Keatley premieres in July

Jane Asher and Katie Scarfe

Jane Asher and her daughter Katie Scarfe will star together in the world premiere The Gathered Leaves at the Park Theatre in July.

The play, written by Andrew Keatley, is billed as a "family drama that sees the weight of family history, of reputation, and of expectation, all descend on one family over Easter weekend in 1997."

Directed by Antony Eden, who is currently appearing in The Woman in Black, it runs from 15 July to 15 August 2015.

Asher said: "I've wanted to work with Katie for many years, so when I heard she had been cast as my stage daughter in the play the whole project became even more special."

Scarfe added: "I'm thrilled to be working on this exciting new piece of writing at such a vibrant and fresh London venue. It will be fascinating to have the opportunity to use a real relationship to inform an on-stage one, and I can't wait to start rehearsals."