Photo Flash: First Look at Celia Imrie in LAUGHING MATTERS at the St. James Studio

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Celia Imrie in Laughing Matters runs from Tuesday 12 - Sunday 17 August 2014. The show is directed by Fidelis Morgan with Andy Massey as Musical Director and on piano. Laughing Matters first ran at the Crazy Coqs in September 2013 and has been revised and updated for its St. James Studio run.

Performing something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue... and the one about the snakes, Olivier award winning actress Celia Imrie, hotfoot from 'The 2nd Best Exotic Marigold Hotel'', is coming to the St. James Studio. With songs and sketches by Jerry Herman, Linda La Plante, Hermione Gingold, Noel Coward and Mozart; and anecdotes from her best-selling autobiography, 'The Happy Hoofer'', Celia intends to show you why Laughing Matters.

Celia Imrie was nominated for the 2011 Olivier Award for Best Actress in the acclaimed Tony and Olivier Award winning comedy, Noises Off, at The Old Vic Theatre. She also starred in Hayfever at The Rose Theatre and in Habeus Corpus at The Donmar Warehouse, directed by Sam Mendes. For Acorn Antiques: The Musical, directed by Trevor Nunn, Celia won the Olivier Award for Best Actress in a Musical in 2005. Celia was also awarded The Clarence Derwent Award for Best Supporting Actress in The Sea at The National in 1991, with her role opposite Dame Judi Dench, also directed by Sam Mendes. Further credits include Henry V, Macbeth, As You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, Yerma and The School for Scandal. Film credits include Love Punch, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Bridget Jones'' Diary and Nanny McPhee. Television credits include Bergerac, The Darling Buds of May, Dinnerladies, Gormenghast and Absolutely Fabulous.

Photos by Catherine Ashmore

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