HARRY POTTER's Georgina Leonidas to Star in BLACK COFFEE at the Wyvern Theatre This Autumn
Georgina Leonidas, who portrayed Katie Bell in the film adaptation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Parts 1 and 2, will star in Agatha Christie's Black Coffee at the Wyvern Theatre this September. Ahead of her performances in Swindon, the actress made a visit to Wiltshire and one of the iconic Harry Potter film locations, Lacock Abbey.
Black Coffee is the first play ever written by Agatha Christie where audiences are introduced to a character who went on to become the most famous detective of all time and the only fictional character ever to receive a full-page obituary in the New York Times.
The play will run at Swindon's Wyvern Theatre from Monday 1 to Saturday 6 September with an all all-star cast including Jason Durr from ITV's hit series Heartbeat in the role of the famous Belgian sleuth; Gary Mavers who is best known for playing heart-throb doctor Andrew Attwood in Peak Practice; Ben Nealon, perhaps best loved for his role as Capt. Forsythe in the ITV drama Soldier Soldier; Deborah Grant, who has starred in numerous television shows including Not Going Out, Peak Practice and Bergerac; Oliver Mellor, who for 4 years has played Dr. Matt Carter in Coronation Street; and Georgina Leonidas whose credits include playing the cursed Katie Bell in the last two Harry Potter movies.
Lacock Abbey is a country house with monastic roots, once home to William Henry Fox Talbot, inventor of the photographic negative. Set in rural Wiltshire, the Abbey is located at the heart of the village. Within its own woodland grounds, this quirky country house boasts various architectural styles, built upon the foundations of a former nunnery. The beautiful cloisters of the abbey were turned into the hallways of Hogwarts for the first films, and the village of Lacock was used to film some scenes for the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
For more information about Lacock Abbey, visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lacock/. Agatha Christie's Black Coffee will run at the Wyvern Theatre from Monday 1 - Saturday 6 September. To book tickets, or for more information, visit swindontheatres.co.uk or call the Ticket Office on 01793 524 481.