Leigh Zimmerman to Join Steven Pacey & More in RELATIVE VALUES' West End Transfer
Leigh Zimmerman will join the cast of Theatre Royal Bath Productions' Relative Values as it transfers to the Harold Pinter Theatre, Wednesday 19th March to Saturday 21st June 2014, in the role of Miranda Frayle. Leigh is known all over the world for her leading roles on stage, in the West End and on Broadway, and in TV and film. Most recently she won the 2013 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her performance as Sheila in A Chorus Line (Palladium) and appeared with Domenick Allen in A Love Affair from A2Z (St. James Theatre).
Also returning to the production from Bath are Timothy Kightley as Admiral Sir John Hayling (The Kitchen, Royal Court; Arcadia, National Theatre; Nicholas Nickleby, West End, Broadway, Los Angeles), Amanda Boxer as Lady Cynthia Hayling (Speed Twins, Riverside Studios, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, West Yorkshire Playhouse; Long Voyage Home, Old Vic Tunnels), Sam Hoare as Nigel (Adventure Story, Chichester; 'Blandings' and 'Dancing on The Edge', BBC) and Rebecca Birch as Alice (Healthy Wealth, Old Vic New Voices; Pygmalion, Chichester/West End).
Following a sold out run at the Theatre Royal Bath, Sir Trevor Nunn's acclaimed production of this Noël Coward classic transfers to the West End for a limited season. As previously announced, Patricia Hodge, Caroline Quentin, Rory Bremner and Ben Mansfield all reprise their respective roles as Felicity, Moxie, Crestwell the butler and Don Lucas. Set in the early 1950's, Relative Values is about the uproarious culture clash between the glittering world of Hollywood and the stiff upper lip of the English aristocracy.
There is consternation at Marshwood House when the young Earl announces he is to marry a Hollywood film actress.... but the family is well and truly flummoxed when it comes to light that the starlet's sister is none other than Moxie, the Earl's mother's maid. In an attempt to cope with this deeply embarrassing situation, Moxie is dressed up in her ladyship's cast-offs as the family endeavours to pass her off as one of their own.
Trevor Nunn is one of the UK's leading theatre, film and television directors. He has been Artistic Director of the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. His extensive repertoire includes the musicals Cats and LES MISERABLES, for which he won Tony Awards, and the Olivier Award-winning Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice, Troilus and Cressida and The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby.