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   Features  >  LATEST LONDON NEWS

 
UNDER THE BLUE SKY

BY LOVE POSSESSED
By JOHN NATHAN
Published June 17 2008

  Francesca Annis

On the day rehearsals begin for the West End premiere of David Elridge's Under The Blue Sky, producers announced full casting details.

Anna Mackmin's production of the comedy drama opens July 25 following previews from July 15.

Nigel Lindsay (recent credits include The Homecoming and Awake and Sing! at the Almeida) joins the starry cast of Francesca Annis (recent credits include Epitaph for George) Lisa Dillon (Period of Adjustment) television actor Chris O'Dowd (The IT Crowd sitcom for Channel Four) Dominic Rowan (A Voyage Round My Father) and award winning television comedy actress Catherine Tate (stage credits include Some Girls).

Under the Blue Sky, which was first performed at the Royal Court in 2000, is described as a "funny and touching play - three subtly connected love stories that reveal in turn the roller-coaster ride of lust in its prime, the sacrifices of a life in public service and unrequited passions. "In the long shadow of the twentieth century, Eldridge's play gives us an all too recognizable portrayal of the way in which uncertainties, misunderstanding and the unsaid lead to unexpected results for three couples who seem destined never to say the right thing."

David Eldridge's work includes Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness which premiered at the Royal Court Theatre, Market Boy for the National Theatre and new versions of Ibsen's The Wild Duck and John Gabriel Borkman both of which were produced by the Donmar Warehouse.

For more information on Under the Blue Sky, which is produced by Sonia Friedman and booking until Sept. 20, call (0)870 060 1483

 


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