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at the Vaudeville


  Eileen Atkins/PH: Joan Marcus

Eileen Atkins will head up the cast of Joanna Murray Smith's latest play, The Female of the Species. Roger Mitchell will handle the directing chores. It will open at the Vaudeville Theatre on July 16, with previews commencing July 10. Also in the cast are Paul Chahidi, Anna Maxwell, Con O'Neill, Sophie Thompson and Sam Kelly. Designs are by Mark Thompson, with lighting by James Whiteside and sound by Matt McKenzie. The show is produced in the West End by David Richenthal and Mary Beth O'Connor, Nica Burns and Max Weitzenhoffer for Nimax Theatres.

The Female of the Species is Australian writer Murray-Smith's first full-length comedy. Her 2003 play, Honour, starring Dame Eileen Atkins and Corin Redgrave, debuted at the National Theatre. A production starring Diana Rigg and Martin Jarvis was later seen in the West End. Earlier this year, Trevor Nunn directed Iain Glenn and Imogen Stubbs in Murray-Smith's Scenes from a Marriage at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry. Other plays include Bombshells, Ninety, Rapture, Nightfall, Love Child, Flame and Redemption.

Mitchell is an award-winning stage and screen director. Recent theatre credits include Betrayal and Old Times, both at the Donmar Warehouse and Murray-Smiths Honour at the National, where he also directed Landscape With Weapon, The Homecoming , Blue/Orange, Under Milk Wood and The Coup. His screen credits include Notting Hill, Venus, Enduring Love and My Night with Reg, among others. He was Resident Director of The RSC, where productions included Restoration, The Constant Couple, Hamlet and many more.




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