Joanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End Opening

Joanne Froggatt-Led RABBIT HOLE Postpones West End Opening

A few months ago, it was announed that Joanne Froggatt, known for her role as DOWNTON ABBEY maid 'Anna,' would star as 'Becca' in the London premiere of David Lindsay-Abaire's RABBIT HOLE. The play was set to begin previews at the Vaudeville Theatre on September 11.

But recently, The Stage reported that this date has been postponed due to "scheduling issues." Producers Creative Management and Productions, James Quaife Productions, and Celia Atkin released a statement saying: "Our production of Rabbit Hole will be postponed from the planned September opening at the Vaudeville Theatre as due to a late shift in schedules, it is unable to go ahead at this time."

They also mentioned that they will "remain committed" to the play, and that new dates would be announced in "due course," according to The Stage.

Since Rabbit Hole (directed by Nigel Harman) will no longer be needing the Vaudeville Theatre on September 11th, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY will be moving there from the Menier Chocolate Factory instead.

Read the original article here.

RABBIT HOLE, which won the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, centers on a woman (Becca) who is attempting to cope with the loss of her young son. Cynthia Nixon originated the role on Broadway and won a 2006 Tony Award for her performance, with Nicole Kidman starring in the 2010 film version.

Before Downton, Froggatt appeared in the TV series Robin Hood, Spooks, Life on Mars, Island at War, Paradise Heights, Coronation Street and more. She last starred on the big screen in Filth and Still Life.

Director Nigel Harmen is well known for his role in the TV series EastEnders but has mostly focused on his stage work, including appearances in Michael Grandage's revival of Guys and Dolls in 2005, and as 'Lord Farquaad' in the West End production of Shrek the Musical, for which he received an Olivier Award in 2012. He last starred onstage as Simon Cowell in the new show I Can't Sing! The X Factor Musical at the London Palladium this year.

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