Ruth Wilson to Star in O'Neill's BEFORE BREAKFAST and THE WEB, Direct DREAMY KID at Hoxton Hall, Dec 5-30

The Daily Mail reports that Ruth Wilson (Saving Mr. Banks) will soon be starring onstage in two plays by Eugene O'Neill -- Before Breakfast and The Web. She will also make her theatre directorial debut with O'Neill's The Dreamy Kid. All of the pieces will be performed at Hoxton Hall in London, December 5-30, 2013.

A pop-up bar called the "Hell Hole Saloon" will be set up inside Hoxton, and the plays will be accompanied by jazz and blues music from the early 20th century.

"We want to explore the idea that theatre goes on beyond just the curtain coming down," Ruth told the Mail. "We're dragging the Hell Hole to Hoxton. It's the Hoxton Hell Hole!" She continued: "O'Neill packs a punch. I read through Dreamy Kid and went 'Woah! This could be written now!'"

Read the original story here.

Before Breakfast centers on a woman getting ready for work while complaining about her lazy, unfaithful husband. The Web sees Wilson as a poor woman with tuberculosis begging on the streets in order to feed her baby. Sam Yates will direct these first two plays.

The Dreamy Kid, helmed by Wilson, is about a gangster on the run from some thugs and plagued by his grandmother's voodoo superstitions.

Wilson won an Olivier Award for her performance in Donmar Warehouse's A Streetcar Named Desire in 2010, and again in 2012's Anna Christie alongside Jude Law. Her upcoming screen projects include Saving Mr. Banks, the Showtime drama pilot The Affair with Dominic West, A Walk Among the Tombstones and Suite française. She has recently appeared in the UK TV series Luther. Past film credits include Locke, The Lone Ranger and Anna Karenina.


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