Natalie Imbruglia To Make Stage Debut In THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE
Theatre Royal Bath Productions presents a new production of THINGS WE DO FOR LOVE written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Laurence Boswell, at the Theatre Royal Bath from Wednesday 16th- Saturday 26th April 2014, followed by a UK tour (details be to be announced). Making her UK stage debut, NATALIE IMBRUGLIA will play Nikki Wickstead, the victim of a classic Ayckbourn love triangle in a long-awaited revival of one of the most popular plays of the nineties. Further casting to be announced.
In South West London Barbara, elegant and glacial, lives in immaculate order on the middle floor of her converted house. Downstairs, lovelorn postman and part-time plumber Gilbert has created a shrine to his landlady. Upstairs, the flat is empty, a perfect temporary bolthole for Nikki, Barbara's old school-friend, and her fiancé Hamish. Unfortunately Hamish is everything that Barbara despises (bearded, Scottish and vegetarian) and Hamish takes an instant dislike to the ever-intolerant Barbara - a hostility which hides deeper feelings...
In a wonderfully imaginative set, which reveals a limited view of the rooms above and below Barbara's flat, a bedroom farce develops into something more complex as the two adversaries fall head over heels in lust...
Actress and singer Natalie Imbruglia began her career on Neighbours, where she played Beth Brennan. She went on to become one of the biggest pop sensations in Europe. Her smash hit single Torn, and the subsequent album, Left Of The Middle, sold more than 6 million copies worldwide and won her three Grammy nominations and two Brit Awards. She co-starred in the 2003 film Johnny English with Rowan Atkinson and made her leading actress debut in the 2009 film Closed for Winter.
Laurence Boswell has been the Artistic Director of the Theatre Royal Bath's Ustinov Studio since 2011, where his seasons of UK premieres have received huge national acclaim. He is also an Associate Artist of the RSC. His West End credits include Ben Elton's Popcorn; Madonna in Up For Grabs, her London stage debut; Eddie Izzard in A Day in the Death of Joe Egg, which received a Tony Award nomination for Best Director following its Broadway transfer and Matt Damon and Jake Gyllenhaal in This Is Our Youth.
Venue: Theatre Royal Bath, Sawclose, Bath BA1 1ET
Booking opens 10am, Saturday 30th November
Dates: Wednesday 16 - Saturday 26 April
Times: Monday - Wednesday, 7.30pm; Thursday - Saturday, 8pm; Wednesday and Saturday matinees, 2.30pm
Box Office: 01225 448844
Tickets: £19 - £35.50
An eight-week tour will follow the Theatre Royal Bath dates, details to be announced.