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Ouimette, Joyce, Lee Join Cast of LA BETE

Mark Rylance (Valere), David Hyde Pierce (Elomire) and Joanna Lumley (The Princess) are joined by Stephen Ouimette (Bejart), Lisa Joyce (Marquise-Therese Du Parc), Greta Lee (Dorine), Robert Lonsdale (Rene Du Parc), Michael Milligan (De Brie), Liza Sadovy (Catherine De Brie) and Sally Wingert (Madeleine Bejart) as rehearsals begin for Matthew Warchus' production of David Hirson's La Bête.

La Bête, which previews from 26 June at the Comedy Theatre, playing until 4 September, with press night on 7 July, will immediately transfer to Broadway following its West End run. La Bête is produced in London and New York by Sonia Friedman Productions & Scott Landis, Roger Berlind, Robert G. Bartner/Norman Tulchin, Bob Boyett/Tim Levy, Roy Furman and Bud Martin.

When The Princess (Joanna Lumley) invites street clown Valere (Mark Rylance) to inject some bawdy fun and mischief into her staid acting troupe, she anticipates an exciting creative combination. But the troupe's leader, Elomire (David Hyde Pierce), is an elitist and fervent lover of high-brow theatre who clashes with Valere - a gaudy comic and a fervent lover of ... well, himself. So begins a gloriously witty and wildly hilarious battle of art and egos.

Listings information La Bête

London

Dates: 26 June - 4 September 2010

Press Night: 7 July at 7pm

Theatre: Comedy Theatre, Panton Street, SW1

Performance schedule: Monday - Saturday at 7.30pm

Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2.30pm

Nb there are no matinee performances on 30 June and 7 July

Box Office: 0844 871 7622

Ticket prices: £10 - £50

Previews £5 off all prices

A limited number of best seats at £10, will go on sale from the Box Office, in person only, from 10am on the day of each performance

Website: www.labetetheplay.com

Photo Credit: BWW-Staff


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