Kendal and Russell to Star in London Revival of Amy's View

West End theatre stars Felicity Kendal and Jenna Russell will headline an upcoming UK production of David Hare's 1997 play Amy's View, according to the London Daily Mail.

Kendal will play outspoken actress Esme and Russell her idealistic daughter Amy in the play, which will first be seen at the Theatre Royal, Bath beginning on October 2nd.  It will play a limited run of two weeks before touring to Brighton, Cambridge, Richmond, Malvern and then, most likely, ending up on the West End.  Sir Peter Hall will helm the production.

First produced in London in 1997, the play originally starred Judi Dench and Samantha Bond.  Dench won a Tony Award for repeating her performance in the Broadway production, which ran from April 3rd through July 18th, 1999 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre; it again co-starred Bond.  Richard Eyre directed.

Kendal is one of London theatre's most acclaimed actresses.  Her credits include Humble Boy, Amadeus, Tartuffe, The Seagull, Much Ado About Nothing, Ivanov, and Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, Arcadia, On the Razzle, Jumpers, Hapgood and Indian Ink.  In 1995, she was appointed a CBE.

Russell currently Stars in the Menier Chocolate Factory's hit production of Sunday in the Park with George.  She also originated the role of Sarah Brown in the current West End revival of Guys and Dolls.  Other credits include the British TV series "Eastenders" and "Born and Bred," and she has also appeared in musicals such as Into the Woods and Martin Guerre.

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