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Linda Bassett back at Court for Churchill's Love & Information

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Linda Bassett is returning to the Royal Court to appear in Caryl Churchill's new play Love and Information, which runs from 14 September to 13 October 2012 (previews from 6 September).

Bassett is part of an ensemble cast of 16 who will play over 100 characters in a play billed as a "fast moving kaleidoscope".

She's joined in the cast by: Nikki Amuka-Bird, Scarlett Brookes, Amanda Drew, Laura Elphinstone, Susan Engel, John Heffernan, Joshua James, Paul Jesson, Billy Matthews, Justin Salinger, Amit Shah, Rhashan Stone, Josh Williams, Nell Williams and Sarah Woodward.

Caryl Churchill is one of the UK’s most influential playwrights and her association with the Royal Court dates back to 1972 with her play Owners. Her other plays at the venue include Seven Jewish Children, Drunk Enough to Say I Love You, Top Girls, This is a Chair, Far Away, A Number, Cloud Nine and Serious Money.

Linda Bassett last appeared at the Royal Court in David Eldridge's In Basildon earlier this year, while her other credits there include Wastwater, The Stone and Lucky Dog, for which she won the TMA Award for Best Actress, as well as East is East, which started life in the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs in 1997.

Other theatre credits include The Road to Mecca at the Arcola, and Pericles and The Winter’s Tale for the RSC. On screen she's recently been seen in Grandma’s House, Larkrise to Candleford, Sense and Sensibility and films Cass, Kinky Boots, Calendar Girls, The Hours and East is East, for which she was nominated for a BAFTA.

Love and Information will be directed by James Macdonald, with set design by Miriam Buether, costumes by Laura Hopkins, lighting by Peter Mumford and sound by Christopher Shutt.


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