New Productions and Further Casting Announced For Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season 2019

Vanessa Redgrave c. Annabel Clark Miles Jupp c. Steve Ullathorn Katherine Parkinson
Vanessa Redgrave c. Annabel Clark Miles Jupp c. Steve Ullathorn Katherine Parkinson

Theatre Royal Bath today announces four additional productions – Vienna 1934-Munich 1938, The Life I Lead, Trying It On and The Man in the White Suit, to complete its Summer Season 2019 programme and further casting with Katherine Parkinson, Janie Dee as well as Vanessa Redgrave, Miles Jupp and David Edgar among the stars set to take to the stage in both treasured classics and acclaimed new works.

The Summer Season runs from June through to September and will open with the UK premiere of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike in the Ustinov Studio, starring Janie Dee (Follies), Michelle Asante (Our Lady of Kibeho), Aysha Kala (Obsession) and Lewis Reeves (My Night with Reg).

The production will be followed by Blithe Spirit, directed by Richard Eyre and starring Jennifer Saunders and Lisa Dillon as previously announced, with Emma Naomi (Pinter at the Pinter), Geoffrey Streatfeild (Spooks), Simon Coates (Richard III), Lucy Robinson (Cold Feet) and Rose Wardlaw (Outlying Islands) completing the cast.

Further casting is also revealed for Uncle Vanya in which Rupert Everett makes his directorial debut and stars in the title role. He will be joined by Katherine Parkinson (Home, I’m Darling), Clémence Poésy (In Bruges, Harry Potter), Ann Mitchell (Widows, EastEnders), John Light (Mary Stuart), John Standing(The First Churchills) and Marty Cruickshank (Call the Midwife).

New plays added to Theatre Royal Bath’s Summer Season line-up will see Vanessa Redgrave’s Vienna 1934 – Munich 1938, A Family Album in which she also stars alongside Robert Boulter and Paul Hilton, followed by Trying It On written by acclaimed dramatist David Edgar and which will mark his professional debut as a performer, directed by Christopher Haydon, both in the Ustinov Studio. Main House productions include The Life I Lead starring Miles Jupp and directed by Didi Hopkins and Selina Cadell, and The Man in the White Suit adapted by Sean Foley and starring Stephen Mangan and Kara Tointon immediately prior to a West End transfer.

As previously announced, the summer programme will also include William Boyd’s The Argument (7-24 August) starring Felicity Kendal, with further casting to be announced in due course.

Tickets for all productions are now on sale at www.theatreroyal.org.uk.

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