Cattrall & Kissoon Confirmed for ANTHONY & CLEOPATRA in Liverpool, 10/8-11/13
Sex and the City star Kim Cattrall has been confirmed to be appearing in a Liverpool run of Antony and Cleopatra. She will play Cleopatra opposite Jeffery Kissoon in the Everyman Theater production, which will feature direction by Janet Suzman. Perormances will begin October 8 and run through November 13.
Cattrall reveals: "I am thrilled to be coming home to Liverpool and making my debut at The Playhouse. I went to see many shows there as a young girl with my aunt. This homecoming means a tremendous amount to me and my family."
Says Kissoon of his participation: "It will be such a great pleasure to return to Liverpool...I am especially looking forward to working with Janet Suzman again. She's an inspiring director and of course, she knows this play very well. The prospect of playing opposite the wonderful Kim Cattrall is immensely exciting."
Cattrall has taken to the stage in London numerous times, including her role in Richard Eyre's production of PRIVATE LIVES by Noel Coward at the Vaudeville Theatre. Early next year, Cattrall and co-star Matthew Macfadyen will transfer PRIVATE LIVES to Broadway. Kim Cattrall has had an extensive acting career that spans film, stage and television. She is the winner of a Golden Globe Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award and received 5 Emmy Award nominations for her role as femme-fatale Samantha Jones in "Sex and the City." "Sex and the City 2" will be released on May 28. Her films include the upcoming Roman Polanski political thriller "The Ghost," and "Meeting Monica Valour." Other film credits include "Porky's," "Police Academy," "Bonfire of the Vanities," "Star Trek VI," John Carpenter's cult classic "Big Trouble in Little China," "Mannequin" and "The Tiger's Tail." She was also seen in the TV movie "My Boy Jack," opposite Daniel Radcliffe. Her West End credits include WHOSE LIFE IS IT ANYWAY?, David Mamet's THE CRYPTOGRAM, Arthur Miller's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, and WILD HONEY.
This turn as Anthony will be Kissoon's second go at the role for Everyman. He portrayed the character in Anthony and Cleopatra for the theater company last in 1990. Jeffrey Kissoon has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Peter Brook, and at the Royal National Theatre with leading directors such as Peter Brook, Peter Hall, Robert Lapage, Janet Suzman, Calixto Bieito and Nicholas Hytner. His work has spanned genres from Shakespearean and modern theatre to television drama and science fiction playing a variety of lead and support roles, including Caliban and Prospero in The Tempest, Malcom X in The Meeting, and Mr Kennedy in the long running children's TV series, Grange Hill. Kissoon is a member of the board of directors of the Shared Experience theatre company as well as The Warehouse Theatre in Croydon. He is currently in production, playing the lead role in Mark Norfolk's new film, Ham and the Piper and preparing to direct Mark Norfolk's, Naked Soldiers which will be staged in May 2010 at The Warehouse Theatre, featuring EwArt James Walters, Adam Sopp and Elisabeth Dahl.
For tickets to the upcoming production of Anthony and Cleopatra, visit: www.everymanplayhouse.com
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